CLARKSBURG – The Patriots had George Washington on the ropes until the fifth inning, but a six-run, two inning gallop would put the GW Patriots in the lead for good.
Starting out with a defensive 1-2-3, George Washington would put the first run on the board in the bottom of the first. With one out, P Taylor singled to Jed Sammons in left field two bring in B McCallister. Two quick pop outs on the next at bats would end the burgundy clad Patriots’ time at bat.
Washington had a better time at bat in the second inning, but would fail to see any runs. They followed up on defense with three outs through four batters, and a single run in the ensuing top. Link put the run on the board with a single into center field bringing in Smith. Taylor responded with a double back to Sammons to break the tie.
Washington and George Washington found no runs in the fourth inning, and Washington failed to take the lead or knot the score in the fifth. After their two inning defensive wall, George Washington picked up two runs in the bottom of the fifth before delivering the dagger in the sixth. After facing their third 1-2-3 of the game, Washington allowed four runs – starting with a one-run double by McCallister and capped with a fielder’s choice grounder to put in E Miller.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, Washington found their second run of the game to begin chasing George Washington, but would pick up their final out one batter later.
The loss is Washington’s 20th on the year as they look to bounce back on Monday against Chase DeLauter and the Hedgesville Eagles.