ROMNEY – In a surprising turn of events, Hampshire pulled off the late game win over the Cougars. After a forty-five minute lighting delay, the Cougars stepped back onto the field to face a five-run drive by the Trojans.
The Cougars put runners in fist, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the second off of hits by Chase Anderson and Taylor Tennant.
A one-run single by Zac Rose in the top of the third in addition to a defensive 1-2-3 in the bottom padded the Cougars’ lead at 3-0.
Jefferson went scoreless in the fourth and allowed one run at the end of the inning. With two outs, Collin Sulser picked up a single on a 1-2 count out to Stevie Lee in center field pushing in Eli Hott.
Jefferson faced a 1-2-3 to remain two runs ahead of Hampshire in the fifth, but a push by Tristan Everett and Hott tied the game at three.
Jefferson picked up a solo run in the top of the sixth on error by Luke Carroll in left field, but Cullen Horowicz struck out swinging to end the half. Luck would be on the Trojans’ side in the bottom of the inning. After Tra Bryson’s tying single to left field, Jordan Trunnell allowed two walks for the Trojans’ fifth and six runs of the night.
Capped by their second defensive 1-2-3 of the night, Hampshire advanced to a 10-18 record. The loss was Jefferson’s sixth of the year.
McCartney took the loss for Jefferson, allowing four earned runs and one walk. He struck out five through 24 batters faced.
Everett picked up the win for Hampshire, downing three batters and allowing one walk through four innings.
WASHINGTON VS. POTOMAC FALLS
Potomac Falls began their non-conference game against the Patriots with five runs in the first, taking a lead that Washington couldn’t catch.
With one run on the board, Daniel Rea picked up a two-run single out to Kobe Smith in center field, pushing the lead to 3-0 and setting up Alec Lewandowski to score on Daeton Graves sac fly two appearances later.
The Patriots began chasing Potomac Falls in the second and third with one-run and two-run innings, respectively, but would be held scoreless through the bottom of the seventh.
Blake Correia singled to bring in Jacob Chadwick in the second, while Chadwick singled to bring in Jordan Ray in the third.
Potomac Falls responded to the three-run push by putting up three of their own in the top of the fourth before capping their nine-run performance with a solo run in the seventh.
Potomac Falls barely out hit Washington 6-5, but Washington’s four errors contributed to easy runs for their non-conference foe. Rea’s 1-for-3 performance at the plate was big for Falls, as Rea accounted for three of the team’s six RBI.
Jed Sammons took the loss for Washington giving up five earned runs and three walks through one-tenth of an inning on the mound. Adian Piccioni won it for Potomac Falls with a seven strikeout, three earned run, two walk show through four innings.