Albemarle baseball beats Powhatan

After falling to Western Albemarle late last week, Albemarle’s baseball team needed to bounce back Wednesday night against Powhatan.

The Patriots proved up to the task, edging Powhatan 1-0 at home.

The Patriots’ James Aker picked up the win, striking out six batters in five innings of work. Drew Shifflett pitched the last two innings to pick up a save. Shifflett also doubled in Albemarle’s lone run.

The Patriots will host Amherst Thursday before a Friday night clash at home with Charlottesville completes a three-game week for Albemarle.