Pa­tience pays off for Fort Wash­ing­ton

Gen­er­als draw nine walks in fi­nal two in­nings of 13-0 win over Hor­sham

Springfield Sun - - SPORTS - By An­drew Robin­son arobin­son@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Adrobin­son3 on Twit­ter

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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