Upper Darby 6, Drexel Hill 5

Resilient Blue Sox Take Commanding Lead

Joe Greenwich, DelcoLeague.com
 
MARPLE TOWNSHIP – It was a bit of delayed gratification for Upper Darby, but it was gratification nonetheless as Matt Querey's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Blue Sox a 6-5 win in Game 2 of their Delco League semifinal series against Drexel Hill at Cardinal O'Hara on Wednesday night.
 
With the win, UD took a 2-0 lead in the series and can punch its ticket to a third consecutive championship series appearance with a win on Thursday.
 
Game 2 began on Tuesday night, and one night after suffering a 13-1 defeat, Drexel Hill bounced back to take an early lead.  A run in the first and two in the second put the visiting Ducks on top, 3-0, before the Blue Sox answered with a four-spot in the fourth.  DH drew level in the sixth before the game was suspended due to darkness.
 
When play resumed on Wednesday, the Ducks took the lead once again, going ahead 5-4 in the top of the ninth, but Querey's two-run double in the bottom of the frame put the Blue Sox in control of the series.
 
Querey was 1-for-4 on the night with the two runs batted, while Joe Suppa had a pair of hits and two runs scored to go with two RBI of his own.  For the Ducks, Ryan Davis notched a pair of hits and drove in a run, while Chris Salvey hit his second home run in as many games.
 
Two nights after tossing six innings in Game 1, Johnny Gonzalez earned his second win of the series, allowing a run in three and two-thirds innings.  Gavin Grande took the loss for Drexel Hill.
 
Upper Darby will look to finish off a series sweep while Drexel Hill fights to stay alive in Game 3 on Thursday night.  First pitch is set for 5:45 p.m. at Monsignor Bonner High School.