Jefferson shows 15-1 record, Washington is 11-4 overall
After returning from week-long tournaments in Myrtle Beach, Jefferson won five times last week and Washington won all four of its games, leading to this past Tuesday’s game between the two county teams.
Jefferson defeated Berkeley Springs, 9-1, and then hammered Hedgesville, 14-2. On Friday night in Romney, the Cougars downed Hampshire, 13-2, and then on Saturday at Sager Field the Cougars topped Moorefield, 6-0, and then again, 6-0, in a doubleheader sweep of the Yellowjackets.
Those five wins moved Jefferson’s record to 15-1.
The Patriots reeled off consecutive wins over Musselman, Atlantic Shores Christian (Virginia), Spring Mills and Berkeley Springs.
Washington took an 11-4 overall record against Jefferson on its home grounds at Bruce Davidson Field on Tuesday.
Coach John Lowery had 1,200 career wins after the doubleheader sweep of Moorefield. Jefferson’s pitching wins were accomplished by Charlie Barnholt, Andy Disque, Bradley Davis, Dylan Carroll and Austin Cross. Carroll and Cross had complete-game shutouts against Moorefield. Davis authored a complete game against Hampshire. Andy Disque went all five innings in the mercy rule-abbreviated victory over Hedgesville.
Andrew King went 6-for-10 in the combined victories over Berkeley Springs, Hedgesville and Hampshire. Barnholt was even more effective, going a combined 7-for-9 and driving in 10 runs in those games.
During the five-win week, King and Dylan Mackey had home runs and Austin Bulman, King and Paul Witt had multi-RBI games.
Washington’s pitching wins came from Zac Burch, Robert Cross, Ryan French and Trevor Pansch.