Maxx Machuca cannot lead the United States over Washington

American was unable to snap out of its slump on Friday as the team suffered its third straight loss. They lost 9-2 to the Washington Huskies. The result was an unpleasant reminder for the Americans of the 8-3 loss they suffered in their previous meeting last Wednesday.

American saw four different players step up and record at least one hit. One of them was Maxx Machuca, who scored a run and went 2-for-3.

On the Washington side, they got a strong performance from Dylan Letke, who struck out nine batters in six innings and allowed just two earned runs on five hits. Letke has been consistent recently: He hasn’t pitched fewer than five innings in five consecutive pitching appearances.

At the plate, Joseph Guerra was incredible, going 2-for-2 with four RBIs, a triple and a run. Another player who made the difference was Mateo Valadez, who scored two runs and stole a base while going 1-for-3.

American’s loss dropped their record to 12-12. As for Washington, the victory (which was its fourth in a row) raised its record to 13-10.

For now, neither American nor Washington have future games scheduled.

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