He explained how he had some concerns as to how it would replace some of the offensive void left by key seniors such as Brendan Gallagher, Nick Bein and Conor Breslin.
The underlying sentiment however was that while Roslyn might not have the firepower it had a year ago the rest of the Lower Montco league doesn’t have a dominant team like Roslyn and Fort Washington over last three or so years.
“I think there are a bunch of teams right in the mix,” Troyer said after Roslyn’s 4-3 win over Fort Washington on June 14. “I think any of those teams can kind of knock off each other on any given day. And even some of the teams that are even on the bottom of the standings I’ve seen that they’ve been able to knock off some of the top teams.”
With a week remaining in the regular season the Lower Montco league has shaped up to be a four-horse race, with usual suspects Roslyn and Fort Washington with 24 and 23 points respectively followed by Jenkintown with 22 points. All three teams are currently chasing Warminster who sits a top the league with 26 points.
While all the teams have either three or four game remaining on the schedule and with all four teams in the mix having at least one game against one of the four remaining the league champion is far from being crowned.
Roslyn struggled with some offense early in the season it appears to have turned around some of its misfortune as its scored at least five runs in its current four-game winning streak.
For a team like Fort Washington it will depend on fixing some leaky defense that plagued it early in the season as the Commodores are known for being a small ball and good defensive team.
“There are four or five teams that all could be in the mix,” Fort Washington coach Gary Bonitatibus said. “I think it’s going to come down to which teams have it together at the end of the season.”
“There’s is no dominant team I would say this year so its just a matter of who puts it together at the right time.”
Warminster continues to find ways to win ball games and it has probably the best pitcher in the league in Ryan Lucas, who has been nearly untouchable this year and gives the Longhorns a great chance to win the game any time he is on the mound.
Whichever team is going to represent region three as the Lower Montco champion will have to play its best ball of the season this week.