WOODBRIDGE, Va. (May 3, 2019) - Blake Battenfield recorded six strong innings on Friday night at Potomac, and the Dash offense scored four unanswered runs en route to a 7-3 win at Pfitzner Stadium.Battenfield (1-2) allowed four hits and three runs in his six-inning effort, notching his fourth consecutive quality start and his
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (May 3, 2019) - Blake Battenfield recorded six strong innings on Friday night at Potomac, and the Dash offense scored four unanswered runs en route to a 7-3 win at Pfitzner Stadium.
Battenfield (1-2) allowed four hits and three runs in his six-inning effort, notching his fourth consecutive quality start and his first win of the year. The former Oklahoma State star has now registered five quality starts in six outings this year. Over his last four starts, he also posted a minuscule 1.44 ERA.
With the game tied at three in the seventh, Winston-Salem (16-13) took the lead for good against Potomac (11-18) right-hander Luis Reyes (0-3). Tyler Frost led off the inning with a walk, and, with Nick Madrigal batting, he stole second. Madrigal later reached on an error by P-Nats shortstop David Masters.
Following a groundout by Steele Walker, Jameson Fisher stroked a go-ahead single through the left side to bring home Frost and give the Dash a 4-3 lead. Fisher finished the evening by going 3-for-5 at the plate.
Zach Remillard followed Fisher with an RBI single to right, and Craig Dedelow capped the scoring efforts in the seventh with a sacrifice fly to center. The Dash added their final run in the ninth on an RBI single from Dedelow.
Alec Hansen relieved Battenfield and tossed two hitless innings, lowering his season ERA to 2.13. The former second-round pick has now allowed just one hit through 12.2 innings pitched this year. Luis Ledo wrapped up the victory with a scoreless ninth.
Despite earning the win, Potomac jumped out to an early lead for the fifth consecutive day against Winston-Salem. With one on and one out, Telmito Agustin hit a two-run shot to right-center to put Potomac ahead 2-0.
However, the Dash struck back in the second against Grant Borne by plating a run on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Perez. Winston-Salem took its first lead on a two-run double from Madrigal in the fifth, but David Masters hit his seventh homer against Dash pitching in the fifth to knot the ballgame at three, setting up Winston-Salem's offensive heroics later in the game.
Winston-Salem continues its three-game set against the Potomac Nationals on Saturday at Pfitzner Stadium. Right-hander Lincoln Henzman (1-0, 3.75 ERA) takes the hill for the Dash against P-Nats left-hander Nick Raquet (1-4, 8.72 ERA). First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., and fans can catch all of the action at wsdash.com/broadcast and the TuneIn Radio App.
Following the trip to Potomac and an off day on Monday, Winston-Salem will begin a six-game homestand against Lynchburg and Down East from May 7-12. The three-game set with Lynchburg will include a Taco Tuesday, a Lowes Foods Thirsty Thursday and a Pups in the Park Night, presented by Handy and Handy Orthodontics.
Highlights for the three-game series with Down East include a Fireworks Friday, a Chick-fil-A Four Pack Night and live music on Saturday, and a Lowes Foods Family Sunday. Kids Run the Bases, powered by New Balance, will take place following Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's games. For tickets and more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.