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Racking up wins

Washington looking for rhythm on the diamond


Washington has won five games in a row since returning from their Spring Break road trip to Gulf Shores, Ala. and the Gulf Coast Classic.

They picked up wins over Am-Po (8-0), Marietta (14-3 and 17-0), Jones (10-4) and Frederick (12-1).

While the Warriors are putting up a lot of runs, head coach Jeff Kulbeth says his team hasn’t yet found their groove.

“We’re not playing as clean as we were earlier in the season,” he said. “It probably has a little bit to do with the weather and not getting into a rhythm, but we haven’t gotten into a consistent mode yet.”


Starting pitcher Tristin Babbitt struck out five batters on the way to Washington’s shutout game.

Cam Bates had a home run and Mayson Thomas was 2-2 while scoring a pair of runs.


Washington outscored the Indians 31-3 in two games.

Bates went the distance in a three inning game in the second contest. He threw a no-hitter with eight Ks.

Kane Springer went 3-3 from the plate and had two ribbies.

Dax McCaskill and Sutton Moore both homered. McCaskill had four RBIs.

Sutton Moore homered in the first Marietta game as well.

Jonathen Montoya and Liam Keltner team up on the mound for the win.

“We’re solid on offense up and down the lineup,” Kulbeth said. “Our 1-4 guys don’t have to go out and be 3-3 or 4-4 every game. Our short game and run game has been helpful and we’re going with that some.”


Washington got out to an early 4-1 lead against Jones.

Babbitt, Marlon Moore and Montoya teamed up on the mound for the win.

Kade Norman had two doubles. Bates and Sutton Moore also had doubles.

“We’ve been pretty solid defensively but not as sharp on the mound as we early,” Kulbeth said. “We need to be a little more efficient on the mound.”


Washington beat the Bombers 12-1 on Monday.

A seven-run third inning blew the game open for the Warriors.

Norman, in his first outing since Gulf Shores, struck out five batters in 4 1/3 innings. McCaskill and Sutton Moore both homered.

“I’m excited for the expectations ahead of us this season,” Kulbeth said.

Washington is 12-1. They travel this week for the Marlow tournament.


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