Hor­sham top­ples Glen­side

The Willow Grove Guide - - OPINION - By Tim Hindin


com The faint sound of thun­der rum­bled in the back­ground for the en­tire game be­tween Glen­side and Hor­sham, but it was the crack of Hor­sham’s bats that made the most noise at Avelthrope Park Wed­nes­day evening.

The Astros played a very of­fen­sively ef­fi­cient game along with tak­ing ad­van­tage of some Hawk mis­takes as they would go on to score eight runs on only six hits to win the dark­ness-short­ened game 8-2.

Two big rea­sons for Hor­sham’s of­fen­sive ef­fi­ciency came in sec­ond and third in­nings when third base­man Matt McAl­lis­ter hit deep fly over the cen­ter­field fence and the next in­ning cen­ter­fielder Jesse Gold­stein hit a scorcher over the right field wall. Both homers were tworun shots.

“[There were] a cou­ple long balls from two guys that have been pro­duc­ing,” Hor­sham coach Kevin Weaver said. “Jesse Gold­stein and Matt McAl­lis­ter, th­ese guys have been pro­duc­ing for us.”

In the fifth in­ning when the game was called, the Astros, thanks to some Glen­side er­rors, scored three runs send­ing eight hit­ters to the plate with­out get­ting a base hit.

Hor­sham just com­pleted its fourth game in as many days, re­sult­ing in some lineup tin­ker­ing, namely pitch­ing Robert Hoff­man, who threw four in­nings al­low­ing two runs on four hits.

“He’s never pitched for us,” Weaver said. “We were a lit­tle short on pitch­ing, this is our fourth game in four days.”

The of­fen­sive strug­gles con­tin­ued for the still win­less Hawks. Af­ter scor­ing two runs in the sec­ond in­ning, Glen­side did not get a base run­ner in the fi­nal two at-bats.

“What we need to do is sim­ple, we need to go get three outs and not throw that ball around,” Glen­side

catcher Pat Bren­nan said. “We’ve got to keep that mo­men­tum go­ing into the next in­ning. It’s hard when you come out and there’s a hit and then an er­ror and then an­other hit and then an­other er­ror.”

Up next for Hor­sham is its fifth game in as many days against first place Up­per More­land. Weaver ex­pects the Brew­ers will throw ace Corey Crispell and Weaver is still un­sure whether he will counter with righthander Sean McCloskey or McAl­lis­ter.

“This was our fourth game in four days, they’re get­ting real ze­roed in right now,” Weaver said of his team not look­ing ahead to to­mor­row’s game.

Com­ing up for dlen­side is some much needed time off af­ter it plays Warmin­ster Thurs­day. It is not in ac­tion again un­til July 9 in a re­match with Hor­sham.

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