Balanced Offense Leads Potomac to 7-3 Win in Series Opener
Salem, VA- After a rainout in Myrtle Beach on Friday, the Potomac Nationals (12-16, 49-46) returned to action on Saturday night with a 7-3 win over the Salem Red Sox (15-14, 47-50). The P-Nats offense collected 12 hits from seven different players, the sixth straight game with double-digit hits. RHP Wil Crowe (W,
Salem, VA- After a rainout in Myrtle Beach on Friday, the Potomac Nationals (12-16, 49-46) returned to action on Saturday night with a 7-3 win over the Salem Red Sox (15-14, 47-50). The P-Nats offense collected 12 hits from seven different players, the sixth straight game with double-digit hits.
RHP Wil Crowe (W, 10-0), who went exactly a month in between Carolina League starts before returning on July 13th, earned the win, his league-leading 10th of the season. Crowe went five innings in the victory, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out three.
Salem struck first in the series opener, but Potomac's offense got right to work off of Salem starter
CF Jack Sundburg led off the third inning against McAvoy with a walk, advanced to second on a single from LF
Potomac took the lead for good in the top of the fourth. With one out, six consecutive P-Nats reached base safely. RF
The Red Sox cut the lead to one with a two-run home run from C
A second consecutive three-run inning, this time against RHP
Agustin returned to Potomac's lineup for the first time in a month with three-hit night. Corredor picked up two more hits, his 12th multi-hit game as a P-Nat.
Potomac's bullpen locked down the final four innings of play, preserving the 7-3 win. RHP
Riding a four-game winning streak, the P-Nats look to clinch a series victory against the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. LHP
First pitch at Haley Toyota Field on Sunday is set for 4:05pm. The Potomac broadcast will get underway at 3:50pm with the P-Nats Leadoff Show. You can listen to the Potomac broadcast at potomacnationals.com, at http://bit.ly/P-NatsBroadcast, or on the TuneIn Radio App.
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