INWOOD— And eight-run inning helped carry Musselman past Washington, 13-5.
Musselman had chased Washington starting pitcher Blake Wilt after only two-thirds of an inning after batting around and taking a quick 4-0 lead, but then had seen the Patriots use Ryan Pansch’s three-run homer to get Washington within 4-3.
The Applemen rallied against Wilt’s reliever Hunter Weaver, and moved out to a commanding 12-3 lead before Weaver’s replacement, Tyler Mattei, could get out of the inning.
Evan Woolum, Tylor Baker, Darrin Zombro, Duntel Watts, Tanner Partlow, Jacob Whitmore, Denver Luttrell, Thomas Presley, and Maverick Keller all had a hand in the Applemen scoring uprising.
Chris Schleuss, Musselman’s left-handed starter, benefitted from the eight-run gift his offense gave him. Schleuss pitched five innings.
Woolum was on base five times and went 2-for-2.
Keller and Luttrell each had three RBIs. Whitmore had a pair of runs batted in.
Pansch and Jared Silva each had two of Washington’s six hits.