Behind the pitching of Kyle Summers, Washington registered a 5-1 baseball win over Hermann last Friday at Ronsick Field.
Summers pitched all seven innings for the Blue Jays, allowing one unearned run on five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.
“Kyle threw the ball great and we played defense behind him,” said Washington Head Coach Scott Bray.
Jake Schannuth was the starting pitcher for Hermann (7-12).
“Offensively, we struggled a bit as Schannuth threw the ball well,” Bray said.
Washington (9-11, 3-3) collected five hits in the contest, one apiece by Brock Hopkins (double), Mike Reinhold (double), Jared Walde, Phillip Straatmann and Summers.
Hopkins added two RBIs. Reinhold had one RBI.
Mike McGilvray, Luke Hasenjaeger, Zack Pointer, Ryan Barnoski, Dilan Bollmann, Walde and Straatmann each drew a walk.
“We were able to take advantage of some walks given to us,” Bray said.
Ft. Zumwalt North
Washington lost last Thursday at Ft. Zumwalt North, 3-0.
McGilvray pitched the first four innings and took the loss. He allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
Justin Schuler worked the final two frames. He allowed one run on three hits with one walk and one strikeout.
Rick Sullivan tossed a shutout for Ft. Zumwalt North (15-9, 5-2).
Dustin Howard collected two hits for the Blue Jays. Pete Coulter, Bollmann and Hopkins each added one hit. Straatmann drew a walk.
“We were able to get guys on base and could not get that big hit,” Bray said. “Defensively, we played well with only one error that did not cost us.”
The Blue Jays are seeded sixth for the Class 4 District 4 Tournament. They play at third-seeded Eureka Saturday at noon.
The semifinals and championship games take place at Ballwin Athletic Association Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15.