The palegionball.com crew travelled to Warminster's Munro Park for Thursday night's Lower Montco playoff game between the Fort Washington Golden Generals and the host Warminster Warriors. Following upsets in Wednesday night's first round, both teams faced elimination. Fort Washington was able to keep their season alive with a 4-2 victory. The Golden Generals will face another elimination contest Friday night at home.
The scoring opened in the top of the first, with Fort Washington turning a single, stolen base, ground out, and a bunt into an early run. This would certainly be a preview of what was to come. Warminster struck back with a run of their own in the bottom of the fourth, but was unable to do more damage, despite the bases loaded with no one out. Fort Washington turned a 6-2-3-2 triple play and escaped the inning without additional damage. The Golden Generals went on top for good in the top of the fifth plating three runs, through three more squeeze bunts. Warminster added one more in the bottom of the seventh and threatened for more, but Fort Washington was able to hang on for the win.
Despite a first place finish in the Lower Montco regular season, Warminster's campaign has come to an end. Fort Washington will host a Losers' Bracket game versus Horsham at 5:30 at Upper Dublin High School. Horsham defeated Fort Washington Wednesday night in the opening round of the tournament. Stay with palegionball.com for continuing coverage of the Lower Montco League and playoff action from around the Keystone State.