Woodbridge, VA-Tonight's Game Four finale between the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans and hosting Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium was suspended in the bottom of the 3rd inning with the score 1-0 in favor of the Pelicans due to heavy rainfall and ensuing wet grounds caused by a thunderstorm.
The playing field at The Pfitz was deemed unplayable after a 30 minute rain delay that begin at 7:52pm. Play was halted 47 minutes into this evening's ballgame.
Myrtle Beach scored their first run in the top of the 2nd inning as Pelicans C Kellin Deglan, who singled to get aboard, came in to touch home plate on a wild pitch by Potomac RHP Ivan Pineyro.
When play was suspended, the P-Nats were threatening with runners at first and second base in the last of the 3rd frame with no outs and no count on RF Caleb Ramsey who was entering the lefty batter's box when the clouds released torrential rainfall.
The suspended game will be completed on Thursday, August 1st as a 5:30pm first pitch will usher in a makeshift doubleheader. Gates to Pfitzner Stadium will open at 4:30pm. First, the suspended game will be picked up where it left off then a seven-inning nightcap will complete the evening of bonus baseball. The regularly scheduled start time for the 8/1 game was 7:05pm.
Tickets for tonight's suspended game are good for any remaining P-Nats game on the 2013 home schedule with the exception of July 4th and any potential '13 Carolina League Playoff matchups hosted by the Potomac Nationals. Or fans may use their tickets for action on 8/1 at The Pfitz as tickets from tonight will be good for both the completion of the suspended game and the backend seven-inning showdown.
Potomac will travel to Wilmington, DE on Friday to clash with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City Royals). First pitch at Frawley Stadium is slated for 7:05pm.
The Nationals will cart LHP Robbie Ray (6-2, 3.12) to the mound to face Blue Rocks RHP Kyle Zimmer (1-7, 5.98).
The Potomac Nationals Baseball Network will begin streaming Friday night with the P-Nats Baseball Lead-Off Show at 6:50pm in preparation for the live play-by-play at 7:05pm. Broadcast coverage of Potomac Nationals Baseball is accessible by heading to
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. P-Nats 2013 season tickets and mini plans are on sale now. Sponsorship opportunities for the '13 season are now available. Plan your corporate outing now to see the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at
www.potomacnationals.com or call the ticket office at
703-590-2311 for more!
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