HEDGESVILLE – After leading the Patriots 2-1 through two innings, Hedgesville dropped the hammer with eight runs in the third to run away with a five inning win.
With three runners on base, Parker Martin started the scoring drive with a single to Logan Link at shortstop. Kye West followed Martin with a grounder to right field, bringing in Chase Delauter and Hunter Coe. With Martin on third base, Jameson Matthew singled off of Jed Sammons’ pitch to push the lead to 6-1.
Sammons picked up his first strikeout of the night, but Hedgesville would get four back-to-back scores on three walks and one error. The Eagles held off the Patriots in the fourth, putting up four runs beginning with a double to center field and ending with Delauter grounding out at first base to bring in Caleb Brown.
The Patriots put up one run in the top of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to the Eagles as Washington was handed an early 14-2 loss.
Martin led the Eagles at the plate with two hits in three at bats, logging three RBI. He was backed up by West (2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI), Delauter (0-1, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Brown (1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI).
Griff Williams took the loss for the Patriots, pitching for two innings to give up eight earned runs and four walks through 15 batters faced.
Cam Rebuck picked up the win for Hedgesville, throwing four innings and giving up just one earned run. He walked four and struck out two through 18 batters faced.