Woodbridge, VA-The Potomac Nationals (20-16, 10-8) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (25-13, 10-8) were washed out of an opportunity to play their series opener of a four-game set on TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark on Thursday evening as heavy rains and accompanying severe thunderstorms blanketed the Grand Strand this afternoon.
Friday's regularly scheduled 7:05pm nine-inning standoff will go on as planned.
A doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th featuring a pair of seven-inning contests to serve as Games Two and Three of this road series.
The twin bill on Saturday will begin with a 5:05pm first pitch. The second game will start roughly 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will send LHP Andrew Faulkner (1-0, 2.25) to the mound in Game One on Friday night. Faulkner was scheduled to be the Myrtle Beach starting pitcher tonight. The Potomac Nationals have yet to announce their starting hurler to open this bus trip series tomorrow. Nationals RHP Ian Dickson (1-2, 4.96) was the planned slinger for the visitor's tonight.
The Potomac Nationals Baseball Network, which is accessible at www.potomacnationals.com, will broadcast the de facto series opener in Myrtle Beach on Friday night as the Nationals open their four-game road series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Broadcast coverage will begin with the P-Nats Leadoff Show at 6:50pm in preparation for a 7:05pm first pitch.
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 four Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, and 2010)
and eight division championships. Most recently, the P-Nats earned a 2013 Carolina League Northern Division pennant. P-Nats 2014 season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 season and beyond are available. Plan your corporate outing now for the 2014 season 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 Potomac Nationals Ticket Office at 703-590-2311 for more information!
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