Pats take two wins at Classic

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Hurricane (W.Va.) tamed Washington, 13-2, in the Patriots first baseball game in the Mingo Bay Classic tournament last week. The Redskins improved to 8-1 while the Patriots were 3-4 overall.

Connor Adams was the winning pitcher and improved to 3-0. Adams drove in three runs. Riley Metz had a home run and two RBIs. Zach Pate went 3-for-3.

The Patriots lost a 2-1 decision to Horseheads (NY) in 10 innings in their second game of the tournament.

On Wednesday, Washington dropped another one-run, extra inning game. In nine innings, the Patriots fell, 6-5, to Bishop McClancy, another high school based in New York state.

After three games in South Carolina, Washington was 0-3 in its bracket of the Mingo Bay Classic.

Washington was able to reel off wins in its last two games at the beach.

The Patriots outscored previously unbeaten Powhatan, 15-7, in their fourth game of the week. Washington totaled nine runs in three late-game innings.

Seth Campbell had a four-hit game and two RBIs. Drew Hetzel had a homer and three hits and four RBIs. Blake Wilt added three hits to the Patriot offense. Ryan Mumaw collected two hits and two RBIs.

Dorian Hetzel was the winning pitcher.

Washington also posted a win in its fifth game of the week when it stopped Louisa County (Va.), 4-2. Jared Silva was Washington’s winning pitcher.

Louisa County was 2-5 overall.

The Patriots finished with 2-3 overall record in South Carolina and had a 5-6 overall record.

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