Generals 11 Morelanders 2

Fort Washington Generals Uses Big Third Inning To Beat Morelanders, 11-2.  A six-run explosion in the third inning carried Fort Washington Generals to an 11-2 win in seven innings over Morelanders on Sunday.

The Generals opened the game with a double to left center by Justin Horn.  He stole 3rd and scored on a passed ball.  JT Breslin, who had reached base on a fielders choice, scored as well, ending the first 2-0.  The Generals increased the lead to 5-0.  Thomas Juelke started the inning by being hit by a pitch and was driving in on a single by Danny Groff, Groff was driven in on a single by Tommy Reilly and Horn scored as well.  In the third inning, the Generals pushed 6 runs across, on hits by Mike Reilly, Max Weinberg, Justin Horn, Tommy Reilly, JT Breslin and again (2 in the inning) Mike Reilly.   Justin Horn also scored Fort Washington Generals scored in the third on a sacrifice fly by Dan Groff, an RBI single by Justin Horn, an RBI single by Tom Reilly, an error, a passed ball, and an RBI single by Mike Reilly.  Horn went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for Fort Washington Generals.

Chris Kelly racked up five strikeouts in the Fort Washington Generals win. Kelly allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks over five innings.  Noel Franczyk and JT Breslin also pitched 1 inning for the Generals.

Sean O’Connor took the loss for Morelanders. He allowed 11 runs in three innings, walked three and struck out one.

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Legion Heating Up for the Playoffs

In a conversation Roslyn assistant coach Mark Troyer had late in the high school baseball season he talked about his team’s prospects of defending the Lower Montco Legion championship.

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.

 

Generals 6 Hunt Valley 2

Hunt. Valley Outdone By Tom Reilly And Fort Washington Generals, 6-2.  The win kept the Generals in 2nd place in the Lower Montco American Legion standing, just 4 points behind Warminster and ahead of Jenkintown and Roslyn.  Here are the standings as the league approaches the final games of the season.  The top 4 teams earn spots in the playoffs, which begin Wednesday July 6th (530 first pitch).

Warminster……………18 GP 15-3…………30 Pts
Fort Washington……..19 GP 13-6………….26 Pts
Jenkintown…………….20 GP 12-8………….24 Pts
Roslyn…………………..18 GP 11-6-1………23 Pts
Horsham……………….20 GP 7-12-1……..15 Pts
Morlanders……………17 GP 7-10…………14 Pts
Southampton…………17 GP 5-12………….10 Pts
Huntingdon Valley…..17 GP 2-15………….4 Pts

Tommy Reilly had 2 hits and three RBIs, including a clutch base clearing triple in the 2nd inning, sparking Fort Washington Generals to a 6-2 victory in seven innings over Huntingdon Valley on Thursday.  The Generals also scored 2 runs in the first inning and their 6th run in the 4th inning.    The Fort Washington Generals scored in the first on a 2 out single by  Mike Reilly which plated Tommy Reilly and JT Breslin, who had both reached base on singles.

Jason Greene got the win for Fort Washington Generals thanks to 11 strikeouts over 92 pitches.   Jason Greene allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks over a seven inning complete game.  He had a strikeout in every inning except the first and struck out the side twice.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the sixth, Hunt. Valley faced just a 6-2 deficit. An RBI triple by Smith and an RBI single by Leiber set off Hunt. Valley rally. Fort Washington Generals stopped the rally after Jason Greene got Devin Mood to strike out to end the threat.  Liliano was charged with the loss. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed five runs as the Generals took a 5-0 lead early in the game.

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Generals 0 Southampton 11

Fort Washington Generals Musters 5 Hits, Drops 11-0 Contest To Southampton

Despite five hits, Fort Washington Generals lost 11-0 to Southampton on Wednesday.

Southampton couldn’t get anything going so long as Chris Kelly was on the hill. Southampton managed just two hits off of the Fort Washington Generals’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his two innings of work.

Dan McNamee got the win for Southampton. He pitched seven shutout innings. He struck out nine, walked none and surrendered five hits.

David Keller took the loss for Fort Washington Generals. He allowed 11 runs in four innings, walked two and struck out three.

Southampton went up for good in the first, scoring five runs on a fielder’s choice and two singles.

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Generals 2 Morelanders 4

Fort Washington Generals Musters More Hits But Falls 4-2 To Morelanders

Fort Washington Generals lost 4-2 in seven innings on Tuesday, despite outhitting Morelanders five to four.  The Morelanders did all of their scoring in the top of the 5th inning, plating 4 runs to secure the win.

Justin Horn was solid at the plate for Fort Washington Generals. Horn went 2-4 and scored one run. He singled in the first and fifth innings.  Mike Reilly was charged with the loss. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings, walked five, struck out six, and allowed four runs. Jason Greene pitched to one batter in the fifth and recorded a strike out.  Chris Kelly put together a nice outing. Kelly held Morelanders hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

Joe Bates recorded the win for Morelanders. He allowed two runs over seven innings. Bates struck out 13, walked one and gave up five hits.

Fort Washington Generals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fort Washington Generals’ threat began with a single by Horn. A stolen base then moved Horn from first to second. Tom Reilly singled, bringing home Horn.  The Generals took a 2-0 lead in the 4th inning after a single by JT Breslin who scored after an error on a ball put in play by Noel Franczyk.

Morelanders never trailed after scoring four runs in the fifth on an RBI double by Matt Wisterand a two-run error.

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Generals 7 Huntington Valley 4 (13 innings)

Fort Washington Generals Need Extra Frames – 13 innings total to be exact –  To Finish Hunt. Valley, for a hard fought Win 7-4

16 6 26 HV 56The game between Fort Washington Generals and Fort Washington Generals went into extra innings, but when the last out was recorded Fort Washington Generals emerged with a 7-4 victory.   In a game when runs were hard to come by, the Generals put the game away with 3 runs in the top of the 13th.

With the score tied at four in the thirteenth inning, Thomas Juelke came to the plate and singled, plating JT Breslin.  Fort Washington Generals was led by Tom Reilly‘s hitting. Reilly went 4-6 and scored one run. He singled in the third, sixth, seventh, and tenth innings.

Jason Greene got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He pitched three shutout innings. Jason Greene struck out three, walked one and gave up one hit.  Noel Franczyk threw 10 innings for the Generals, allowing 4 runs, but ultimately came away with no decision despite an strong effort and over 120 pitches.   Devin Mood took the loss for Hunt. Valley. He lasted just three innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed three runs.

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Fort Washington’s Noel Franczyk delivers a pitch in the 2nd inning
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The General’s Jason Greene works during the 12th inning.

Neither team scored until the fifth when Fort Washington Generals got on the board. Fort Washington Generals scored runs on a single by Justin Horn.  The Generals took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 5th, but Huntington Valley came back with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning.   In the sixth, the Generals were able to score 3 runs to regain the lead 4-3 but HV plated 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to knot the score at 4-4, where it remains for the next 7 innings, until the 13th.

The game was full of excellent defensive plays with runners being thrown out trying to steal multiple times.  In the bottom of the 11th, with 2 outs, JT Breslin threw a runner out at home to preserve the tie game.

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JT Bresliln rounds second on the way to third for his 6th inning triple.

Fort Washington Generals scored three runs in the sixth inning, and then followed it up with three more in the thirteenth. In the sixth, Fort Washington Generals scored on an RBI triple by Breslin, scoring Reilly which at the time, tied the score.

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Generals 8 Roslyn 2

Roslyn Falls 8-2 At The Hands Of Fort Washington Generals, as the Fort Washington Generals beat Roslyn on Saturday 8-2 in seven innings.

16 6 25 Roslyn 15Fort Washington Generals scored two runs in the sixth on Fort Washington Generals scored in the sixth on an RBI single by Mike Reilly and an RBI single by Chris Kelly.

Justin Horn got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the first and fifth innings.  The game included two very exciting plays for the Generals.  First Max Weinberg hit a round tripper, the teams first of this season, on a line drive to left that made its way past the Roslyn left fielder and the team executed a perfect relay play from left fielder Mike Reilly to cut off man, shortstop Justin Horn to third baseman Jason Greene to cut down a Roslyn batter trying to extend a double to a triple.

Roslyn couldn’t get anything going as long as Tom Reilly was pitching. Reilly gave up just three hits, allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out two during his six innings of work.

Troyer took the loss for Roslyn. He allowed eight runs in six innings, walked three and struck out one.  Fort Washington Generals didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the first inning when it scored on an RBI single by Reilly.  Fort Washington Generals got two-run boosts in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth. In the fourth, Fort Washington Generals scored on an error, scoring JT Breslin.

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Generals 2 Warminster 5

Early Lead Not Enough For Fort Washington Generals, Drop 5-2 Decision To Warminster

Fort Washington Generals jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 5-2 to Warminster on Friday.  A three-run triple by Goodz gave Warminster the lead in the fourth inning.  The top of the first saw Fort Washington Generals take an early lead, 1-0. Justin Horn doubled to ignite Fort Washington Generals’ offense, before Tom Reilly singled, bringing home Horn. The lead stayed with Warminster after the fourth, when it scored four runs on a three-run triple by Goodz.

Johnson got the win for Warminster. He allowed two runs over seven innings. Johnson struck out eight, walked two and gave up eight hits.  Warminster was sparked by Goodz and Mendez, who teamed up for three hits and three RBIs.

David Keller ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked five, struck out two, and allowed five runs.

 

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Generals 17 Southampton 5

Fort Washington Generals beat Southampton on Thursday 17-5 in six innings.  Fort Washington Generals scored eight runs in the first on Fort Washington Generals scored in the first on a single by Tom Reilly, an RBI single by Noel Franczyk, an RBI single by Chris Kelly, a walk by Justin Horn, and a two-run single by Tom Reilly.  Horn got on base three times in the game for Fort Washington Generals. He scored two runs and had two RBIs.

Even though Jason Greene allowed five runs over six innings he still recorded the victory. Jason Greene struck out six, walked one and gave up nine hits, and he retired 14 of the last 15 batters that he faced.

Fort Washington Generals easily handled Southampton pitching as seven hitters combined for 12 hits, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

Southampton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first. The Southampton attack began with a double from Dan McNamee. A groundout by Tom Trainor then moved McNamee from second to third. Chris Francis doubled, plating McNamee. The scoreboard lit up again for Southampton when Francis scored on an RBI single by Erik Potts and Potts and Shead scored on a two-run single by Joe Woolerton.

Fort Washington Generals got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Fort Washington Generals scored on an RBI triple by Horn, scoring Joey Monaghan.  Fort Washington Generals increased its lead with four runs in the fifth. Tom Reilly started the inning with a single, plating Ryan O’Gara.  Fort Washington Generals tacked on another three runs in the sixth. The inning got off to a hot start when Albert John doubled, scoring Matt Hebling. That was followed up by Max Weinberg‘s single, bringing home Jason O’Gara.

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Generals 12 Morelanders 7

The Generals offense put up 12 runs on 12 hits as Fort Washington beat the Morelanders at Woodlawn park.  The Generals scored 3 runs in the 1st, 4th and 6th innings as well as added 2 runs in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd.  Justin Horn, Tommy Reilly, and JT Breslin each collected 2 hits including an RBI triple by Breslin in the 4th inning.

On the mound,  Noel Franczyk got the win for Fort Washington Generals, allowing five runs over five innings, while striking out six, walked three and gave up 10 hits.   David Keller and Chris Kelly  pitched the 6th and 7th innings.

Fort Washington Generals and Morelanders each put runners in scoring position on Tuesday, but Fort Washington Generals capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 12-7 win at Woodlawn.  Morelanders had 14 hits compared with Fort Washington Generals’ 12, but Morelanders stranded 10 runners on base.

Chris Kelly racked up five RBIs on three hits for Fort Washington Generals. He singled in the first, third, and sixth innings.  Fort Washington Generals easily handled Morelanders pitching as six hitters combined for 10 hits, eight RBIs and 10 runs scored.

Fort Washington Generals went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on a two-run single by Kelly.  Fort Washington Generals tacked on another two runs in the second. A clutch to open the scoring in the frame.

Fort Washington Generals scored three runs in the fourth inning, and then followed it up with three more in the sixth. In the fourth, Fort Washington Generals scored on an RBI triple by JT Breslin, scoring Tom Reilly.

Four runs in the bottom of the fourth helped Morelanders close its deficit to 9-5. A three-run double by Ryan Lowry and fueled Morelanders’ comeback. Tom Jacobs to end the Morelanders threat.

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