WOODBRIDGE, VA-The Potomac Nationals (60-49, 23-19) used four RBIs from Luis Garcia and Aldrem Corredor to help defeat the Frederick Keys (54-60, 19-26) 12-0 on Tuesday night. The loss marked the second straight game between the two teams that the Nationals won 12-0 while Potomac has scored 26 unanswered runs against Frederick.
Three of the four largest defeats on the year for the Keys have come at the hands of Potomac. On June 5th, the P-Nats won 15-0, and the 12-0 defeats are tied for the third-worst. Winston-Salem won 19-2 over the orange and black on June 25.
The scoring started in the first inning for Potomac. Ian Sagdal recorded a two-out double and was brought home on a Tres Barrera RBI single.
The P-Nats would score three more times in the second inning against Keys starter Michael Baumann . Rhett Wiseman and Telmito Agustin walked. Then Jack Sundberg laid down a bunt, and the throw from Baumann went up the first base line to allow Sagdal to score and Agustin and Sundberg to advance. Both runners scored on a Garcia single to make it 4-0.
In the fourth, the Nationals doubled their score, recording five straight hits to start the frame. Agustin and Sundberg singled, and Bryan Mejia brought in Agustin with a double. Garcia then plated two more on another single. Following a Sagdal single and Corredor walke, Nick Banks hit a sac fly to push the score to 8-0.
Corredor hit his first of two home runs in the sixth inning. After Sagdal and Barrera each singled, Corredor launched a Travis Seabrooke pitch over the right field wall. In the eighth, Corredor jumped on the first pitch Mike Burke threw and hit it out to right field again which capped the scoring at 12.
Baumann (7-3) took the loss. He allowed a career-high eight runs (seven earned) and tied a career-high by issuing five walks. The right-hander allowed nine hits and struck out three. Nick Raquet (2-2) earned the win for Potomac. In five scoreless frames, he allowed five hits and walked four while striking out two.
The Keys and P-Nats continue their series on Wednesday night. Right-hander Matthias Dietz (0-4, 8.31) makes the start for the Keys against left-hander Matthew Crownover (3-8, 5.36). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., and the game can be heard on frederickkeys.com and the TuneIn Radio app.
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