Patriots fall to Hampshire, 11-3, in softball; can’t handle

INWOOD— Washington couldn’t keep pace with homestanding Musselman when the Applemen outscored the Patriots, 11-1, in a softball game played on Monday. Musselman scored seven times in the second and the game ended on the mercy rule in the third.

Washington was hurt by the eight walks doled out to the Applemen batters. Seven of those players drawing walks eventually scored.

Christina Collins had Washington’s only hit and scored the Patriots’ only run. Washington was 4-3 overall.

Hampshire improved a two-run lead with a six-run fourth inning as the Trojans defeated host Washington, 11-3, in a softball game.

The Trojans led only, 4-2, before erupting for six runs in the fourth to take a comfortable 10-2 lead.

The win came in Hampshire’s season opener and left the Patriots with a 3-1 record.

Stephanie Largent limited Washington just three hits in pitching a complete-game win. She fanned two and walked one.

Cody Corbin had two hits as did Karisa Saville for the Trojans. Kasey Combs, Elizabeth Hose, and Corbin all had two RBIs. Hampshire fueled several of its rallies with stolen bases.

The Patriots scored single runs in the second, third, and fourth innings but could not keep pace with Hampshire’s three-run third inning and six-run fourth inning.

Washington dropped its second straight game when homestanding Sherando topped the Patriots, 8-6, in Stephens City.

Sherando’s Heidi Brown was the winning pitcher and went 3-for-4 at the plate. Brown yielded only two earned runs in her six innings of work.

Allison Boespflug led the Warriors with a 4-for-4 game. Carly Nixon and Michaela Carper both had three hits for the Warriors, who snapped a losing streak with the victory over the Patriots.

Washington was 3-2 overall with its second straight loss.

The Patriots snapped a two-game losing skid with a 16-0 win over host Martinsburg in a game abbreviated to just three innings by the eight-run mercy rule.

A nine-run third inning came on the heels of a five-run second and a two-run first.

Christina Collins had four hits. Collins had three RBIs and scored four runs. Amber Curry was credited with three RBIs and Alycia Lambert, Tori Manuel, and Chelsea Carey all had two RBIs.

Carey moved her pitching record to 2-2 with the shutout.

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