After getting shut out badly in the season opener, Potomac has done nothing but hit, taking their third straight this afternoon with a 6-2 win over Fayetteville.
Cole Freeman got things started in the 1st with an opposite-field single that would easily beaten three IFs left of 2B shift. Jack Sundberg followed with a single to center before Aldrem Corredor and Nick Banks both fanned. Anderson Franco sent ’em both in with a double to right and came around on a Jakson Reetz single to left for a 3-1 lead after one, and chased Woodpecker starter after 31 pitches.
Freeman struck again in the 4th on a one-out double that cashed in two of the three walks issued to start the inning, threading one between the third baseman and third base to push the P-Nats lead to 5-2.
On the other side of the coin, Nick Raquet gave up single runs in the 1st (a long solo HR) and the 2nd (a walk and two infield hits) before retiring nine of 11 over the last three innings. He gave up four hits and two walks total and struck out four, ending the 3rd, 4th, and 5th on a whiff. He threw 85 pitches, 50 for strikes.
Frankie Bartow was the first man out of the ‘pen and held things in check with three goose eggs, while Jeremy McKinney pitched a 1-2-3 ninth on just 10 pitches.
Freeman led the Potomac hit column with two singles and a double, followed by Reetz with a pair of singles while Nick Banks, Osvaldo Abreu, and Armond Upshaw each drew two walks.
Potomac continues its homestand with three against Carolina. Malvin Peña rounds out the P-Nats rotation as the starter tomorrow night opposite Christian Taugner for the Mudcats.