Woodbridge, VA-The Potomac Nationals are excited to announce that LHP Jordan Mills and RHP Ronald Pena have been added to the 2018 Carolina League Northern Division Mid-Season All-Star Team. Mills and Pena join six other P-Nats, RHP Tyler Mapes, RHP Wil Crowe, RHP Sterling Sharp, C Tres Barrera, SS Carter Kieboom, and 3B Jake Noll, on the Northern Division roster.
With the addition of Mills and Pena, the Potomac Nationals now have eight total players set to represent the organization in the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Game, presented by U.S. Foods. The game is set to take place at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, NC on Tuesday, June 19th.
In his second season with Potomac, Mills has proven to be a formidable option out of the bullpen. The six-foot-five southpaw has appeared in 19 games this season, the most games among all Potomac pitchers. His six saves on the year are not only the most on the team, but are also the fifth-best total in the Carolina League and third best in the Northern Division. In his 19 appearances, Mills has maintained a 2.63 earned run average with 32 strikeouts in 27.1 innings of work. A 28th round draft pick in 2013, this is the first All-Star Game in Mills' five-year MiLB career.
Ronald Pena has also excelled out of the bullpen for the Potomac Nationals, as he has earned a trip to the Carolina League All-Star Game for the second consecutive season. Pena has appeared in 17 games for The P-Nats so far in 2018. The righty has posted a 1.98 earned run average while with 38 strikeouts in 27.1 innings. The 2012 16th round draft pick is in his third season with the Potomac Nationals, as he pitched in 61 games with The Red, White, & Blue throughout his career. Pena was a 2017 Carolina League All-Star.
The 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic presented by US Foods® is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 19th at Five County Stadium.
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The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League 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. Sponsorship opportunities for the P-Nats' 2018 season and beyond are available, as well as all-inclusive corporate picnic outings to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. 2018 Potomac Nationals season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2018 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, picnic packages, fundraisers, and all things Red, White, and Blue, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com, follow the P-Nats on Facebook (@PotomacNationals), Twitter (@PNats42), and Instagram (@pnats42), or call the Potomac Nationals' Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office at 703-590-2311.
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