Washington moves to 3-1 record in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, (SC)— On Tuesday of last week, Washington dropped an 11-2 decision to West Hill (NY) in the weeklong baseball tournament it was participating in while in Myrtle Beach, but then came back on Wednesday to defeat St. Edmund’s (NY), 10-0, in a game shortened to just five innings by the mercy rule.

The Patriots had Hunter Weaver go 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the abbreviated win over St. Edmund’s, Jarod Silva and Ryan Pansch both get two hits. Drew Hetzel had two RBIs and Colin Gustines weighed in with a triple.

Washington pitcher Blake Wilt limited the New Yorkers to one hit and fanned four.

Earlier in the day, Washington was credited with forfeit win over Wilson (SC).

In Tuesday’s nine-run loss to West Hill, the Patriots were held to five hits. Gustines had two of the hits and Silva was 1-for-1 and drove in one of Washington’s two runs.

Thursday saw the Patriots enter the single elimination portion of the tournament where a win that day would earn them another game on Friday, but a loss would eliminate them from further play.

On Thursday, the Patriots were able to defeat Cazenovia High (NY), 4-3, to give themselves a fifth tournament game in Myrtle Beach.

With Pansch pitching, Washington was able to get a 3-0 lead after five innings. Pansch allowed only one hit and fanned seven in five innings. Reliever Tyler Mattei allowed all three Cazenovia runs when he yielded two hits.

Outfielder Gustines went 3-for-4 and scored two the Patriot runs. Drew Hetzel had two hits and Pansch contributed a double.

Washington was 10-9 overall with last Thursday’s one-run win.

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