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P-Nats Blank Lynchburg to Earn Series Split

RHP Wander Suero pitched six shutout innings while LF Isaac Ballou and 3B Khayyan Norfork went Deep in the Win
April 12, 2015

Woodbridge, VA-Potomac (2-2-Overall, 2-2-Home) left the building twice on the way to a 5-0 win over Lynchburg (2-2-Overall, 2-2-Home), earning the series split at Pfitzner Stadium to begin 2015.

The P-Nats sent RHP Wander Suero (1-0, 0.00) to the mound to earn the series split with Lynchburg, who countered with RHP Mitch Brown (0-1, 10.00); both were making their 2015 debut.

LF Isaac Ballou got it started for the P-Nats in the bottom of the first when he connected for a long home run off Brown that gave Potomac an early 1-0 lead. The Nationals offense would surge once again in the bottom of the second, when with one out and two on, 1B John Wooten hit a deep fly ball to centerfield. On the putout SS Wilmer Difo came all the way around from second base to score while 2B Christopher Bostick moved up to second base. C Spencer Kieboom extended the lead with an RBI single that brought Bostick home and two batters later DH Brandon Miller knocked in Kieboom for a 4-0 P-Nats lead.  

3B Khayyan Norfork added the icing on the cake in the bottom of the eighth when he homered against RHP Robbie Aviles, his first of the season, to give the Nationals a 5-0 advantage.

That was more than enough offense for Suero, who pitched 6.0 shutout innings, allowing just three hits in the win. RHP Manny Rodriguez and RHP Brian Dupra continued the parade of zeros and closed out the win for Potomac.

Lynchburg was held off the scoreboard for the second time in the four-game opening series at Pfiztner Stadium and managed just five hits in the loss. Brown took the loss and threw 3.2 innings, giving way in the fourth after relinquishing five hits, four runs (all earned), three walks and he struck out two.

The P-Nats improve to 2-2 on the season and now look towards the upcoming series at The Pfitz with Winston-Salem. RHP Mathew Spann (0-0, 0.00) will make his season debut, squaring off against RHP Matt Heidenreich (0-0, 0.00).

The broadcast will begin at 6:50 pm with the "P-Nats Leadoff Show" and you can listen live to every pitch at www.potomacnationals.com and via the TuneIn Radio App.

Tomorrow night at The Pfitz is Dollar Dog Day courtesy of The Washington post.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. The P-Nats are the defending Carolina League Champions after winning the 2014 Mills Cup Championship Series. Potomac Nationals 2015 season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2015 season and beyond are available. Corporate outing reservations for the 2015 season to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz may be placed now as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnics. Visit the P-Nats online www.potomacnationals.com or call the Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 for more information!