George Washington's Evan Gibson (left) barely gets back to second base under the tag of Hurricane's Trey Dawson on a pickoff play.
Cleanup hitter Connor Moffatt laced a line drive that was headed for left field until Hurricane third baseman Brandon Pauley stabbed it out of the air and nearly turned a double play. After Austin Griffith stuck out swinging in the next at bat, Hurricane was suddenly out of a jam and you could feel the air go out of GW's sails a bit.
Credit Hurricane pitcher Hensley, who threw five innings after throwing in the first game as well.
He limited GW to two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six.
"First of all, he throws about 25 pitches in the first game, and then you sit an hour," Sutphin said. "He never was really loose in the first game and he kind of started off [in the second game] with better stuff than he had in the first game and I thought he really sucked it up."
Hensley also had the only multi-hit effort for the Redskins, going 2 for 2. Anderson had an RBI triple and went 2 for 3 to lead GW, and Griffith went 2 for 4 with a double.
Other Ed Carter games
GW 10, RIVERSIDE 2: Jeff Wong fired a three-hitter and fanned six to lead the host Patriots (10-5). Wong also went 2 for 3 with a double and drove in three runs. Austin Griffith was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, and Thomas and Mounts also donated a pair of hits apiece for GW. Cameron Norris took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth for the Warriors (6-6) before GW rallied. Brady Wilkinson had an RBI single for Riverside.
HURRICANE 4, RIVERSIDE 3: Rogoszewski had a pair of hits and Hurricane held off a late rally to earn a win. Ace Estep doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Redskins. Trevor Rumberg went 3 for 4 to lead the Warriors (6-7).
ST. ALBANS 4, SOUTH 2: Clark Bryant went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and Dustin Turley earned the victory with five solid innings for host St. Albans (10-3). The win was the ninth in a row for the Red Dragons. Jacob Wilcox, Braxton Johnson and Trey Jackson each had two hits for Parkersburg South (9-6).
SOUTH 7, INDEPENDENCE 3: Jacob Braniff and Dylan Weaver each stroked a pair of hits for Parkersburg South (10-6) to spark a win. For Independence, Brad Huffman was 2 for 4.
INDEPENDENCE 11, SA 6: Jeremy McGinnis (3 for 4, double) headed a 13-hit attack for the Patriots and was backed by two hits each from Drew Dangelo, Andrue Hughart and Tanner Muovich. For St. Albans (10-4), which had a nine-game win streak halted, Taylor Braley and Joey Dodrill had two hits apiece.
"Basically, we ran out of pitching,'' said Red Dragons coach Rick Whitman. His team committed five errors that led to several Indy runs.
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