Keyes, Hill Lead P-Nat to Rain Shortened Season Finale Win

Kevin Keyes Blasts 21st Homer in 3-0 Victory

September 3, 2012 12:01 PM ET

(WILMINGTON, DE) - The Potomac Nationals beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 to finish their season with a victory in game that was called in the middle of the sixth due to rain. Kevin Keyes hit his 21st homer of the year while Taylor Hill earned a shutout for tossing five scoreless innings.

The P-Nats got onto the board in the fourth inning against Blue Rocks starter Matt Ridings. Matt Skole walked and Kevin Keyes hit a two-run homer to the opposite field to give Wilmington a 2-0 lead. The 21 homers are the third most in a season for a Potomac National as are the 78 RBI for Keyes.

Potomac added another run in the fifth inning on a Matt Fields fielding error that scored Erick Fernandez to increase their lead to 3-0.

Taylor Hill got the start for Potomac and was sensational. He tossed five scoreless innings with three of the innings being of the 1-2-3 variety.

The game was delayed by over an hour due to rain and stopped right before the bottom of the sixth as the rain started up again.

Hill (1-1) picks up his first Carolina League win striking out six and allowing three hits over his five innings. Ridings (6-2) gets the loss despite striking out nine batters over five frames.

Potomac finishes the season at 64-75 including a 32-36 mark in the second half.

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