Patience pays off for Fort Washington
Generals draw nine walks in final two innings of 13-0 win over Horsham
HORSHAM » During the high school baseball season, not a lot went right for Max Weinberg and Upper Dublin.
So far this summer, it’s been a much different story for Weinberg and Fort Washington’s Legion team. Friday night, Fort Washington brought early aggression, late patience and the same quality pitching its had all year to Horsham. The Generals only netted six hits, but they took advantage a lot of other places to generate a lot of runs.
Fort drew nine walks in the final two innings as it defeated the Macs 13-0 in five innings in a Lower Montco Legion contest.
“It’s mainly the same core group and we didn’t really say anything but we came together and knew it was time to go,” Weinberg, who reached base four times, said. “We said we’re done losing. Coach (Gary Bonitatibus) knows how to manage games and score runs so we felt like we had a good core group coming back and could be competitive in the league.”
Attrition finally caught up to Upper Dublin this spring, where the Cardinals fell from the perch atop the SOL American and didn’t qualify for districts. But with talented players like Weinberg, JT Breslin and Justin Horn, all just recently graduated, back for a last Legion season together, the Fort Washington players knew they had a second chance.
Horsham on the other hand finds itself in a tough spot as the Legion regular season comes to a close. The Macs have double headers on Saturday and Sunday and another game on Monday. With Hatboro-horsham’s team making a run to the state tournament, Horsham’s Legion team fell behind making up games, leading to the backed-up schedule.
“Everybody kind of scatters and we fall even more behind trying to make up games,” Horsham manager Bill Deboer said.
Horsham did manage something in the first inning the last two teams that faced Fort starter David Keller hadn’t. Keller, who attends Dock Mennonite, had thrown back-to-back no-hitters
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