Washington tosses one-hitter against Farmville Central

Published 12:44 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FARMVILLE — Fans got an early look into what next season has in store for Washington varsity baseball on Tuesday, as some of the area’s top high school talent took on players from the defending Eastern Plains Conference runner-up, Farmville Central, in the Greenville area summer baseball league.

Washington may have been outmatched in the spring season, but held the opposition to just one hit in a 5-0 shutout on Tuesday. Up against a Farmville Central team that finished the year 16-9 (8-2 EPC), it was a significant step in the right direction for a Pam Pack squad seeking its first playoff berth since 2011.

“We’re looking pretty good right now,” said head coach Kevin Leggett. “We have a lot of guys who get playing time. I’m pretty proud of how we’re playing right now.”

Rising junior Logan Little tossed a hitless five innings before being relived by Tyler Harrell, who allowed just one hit through the final two innings.

At the plate in the first inning, back-to-back singles from Cody Godley and Frederick Holscher set the stage for Little, who delivered with a two-RBI double to give the Pam Pack a quick lead.

After five innings of scoreless baseball, Washington padded its lead in the seventh, ignited by a leadoff triple from Harrell. After a walk to Eric Main, Mason Vick singled, scoring Harrell. Later in the frame, after main reached third base a passed ball, Tripp Bonner his a deep sacrifice fly to the outfield. Godley later brought home Vick on an RBI ground out to short.

With the win, Washington improves to 3-1 in the summer league and will face Greenville at Guy Smith Stadium tomorrow at 7 p.m.