Silva shutout buoys Washington

Washington closed out play in the three-day Broad Run Wood Bat Classic with a 13-7 loss to host Broad Run and then a 15-5 win over Manassas Park (Va.) on the last day of the event.

The Patriots were 5-7 overall after the tournament.

In its victory over Manassas Park, the Patriots were paced by Hunter Weaver, who was 4-for-4 and had four RBIs. Jared Silva had a three-RBI triple.

Freshman pitcher Mark McKee received credit for the win.

In its loss to the homestanding Spartans, Washington got two hits and two RBIs from infielder Ryan Pansch.

The day after defeating Jefferson in shutout fashion, Washington was almost shut out itself. Millbrook’s Pioneers from Federick County, Va. stopped the Patriots, 8-1, at Bruce Davidson Field.

Washington’s record was 6-8 at that point.

On Monday, the Patriots opened a week-long stand in Myrtle Beach with a 4-0 win over Dunkirk, NY. Jared Silva had a complete game one-hitter in which he fanned 10 of the New Yorkers.

Outfielder Kendell Smith went 2-for-2 and scored two of Washington’s four runs. Austin Larcomb was credited with two hits and two runs batted in.

The win improved Washington to 7-8 overall.

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