Horsham topples Glenside
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.