Jul 2, 2012
Zebulon, N.C. — Jesus Aguilar drove in a season-high six RBI and the Carolina Mudcats blew past the Potomac Nationals 11-1 in front of 3,074 on Monday night at Five County Stadium.
Aguilar launched two home runs to boost Carolina (8-4, 40-42). The All-Star Futures Game selection finished with four hits.
Jordan Cooper (4-3) dealt three innings in relief for the win. He scattered three hits, allowed one run, and struck out three. Trevor Holder (5-3) allowed eight runs on 12 hits over 5.1 innings for Potomac (6-6, 37-45). The 12 hits were the most allowed by an opposing pitcher against Carolina this year.
Aguilar gave the Mudcats the lead in the first inning on a one out single to score Tony Wolters. He followed that with a two-run home run that wrapped around the right-field foul pole for a 5-0 lead in the second.
Leading 7-1 in the sixth with two out, Aguilar powered his second dinger of the night over the right field wall. The two-run shot put Carolina further ahead, 9-1.
After Tyler Holt reached on an error in the eighth, Aguilar finished his incredible night by pulling a double down the third base line to drive in Holt.
Giovanny Urshela finished a triple shy of the cycle with two RBI. Wolters and Anthony Gallas extended their hitting streaks to eight games, and Ronny Rodriguez towered his ninth home run of the year off the scoreboard in left.
Danny Salazar was impressive in the start for the Mudcats. The right-hander scattered two hits over four scoreless innings, his longest outing of the year.
The Mudcats will try for their second sweep of Potomac at Five County Stadium on Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m. Carolina welcomes the Salem Red Sox to town on Wednesday night for the first of three games.