SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — A huge, seven-run inning was the impetus that shoved Washington past Jefferson, 15-6, in a softball game staged in Shenandoah Junction April 23.
The win was the first for the Patriots in the three-game, regular season series the two schools played this winter/spring.
Washington was 9-12 the victory and Jefferson was 16-8 with the loss.
Washington’s Erin Lehman went 5-for-5 to pace the Patriot offense. In Washington’s second-inning uprising, the Patriots batted 11 players. Carly Jansure drove in two runs in the rally. Christina Collins also had two RBIs with her hit in the inning. Washington took full advantage of two Jefferson errors and the three walks and three wild pitches that helped fuel the eruption.
Jefferson had two home runs from Alexandra Witt and a solo homer from Lauren Lewis.
Carly Jansure was Washington’s winning pitcher.
Musselman rolled to a 9-0 win over homestanding Washington as Lady Applemen pitcher Taylor Stocks was able to blank the Patriots on two hits.
The game was ended after five innings by the softball mercy rule.
Stocks fanned 10 and was only solved for singles by the Patriots’ Amber Curry and Christina Collins. She walked none.
A five-run third inning allowed the Lady Applemen to eventually use the mercy rule to keep the game to only five innings.
Washington was 9-13 with the loss and the Lady Applemen were 22-5.