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Potomac's late surge topples Mudcats

Posted August 8, 2013

— The Carolina Mudcats were unable to complete an extra inning comeback against the Potomac Nationals and fell 8-7 in eleven innings. The Mudcats (24-19, 46-67) maintain a half-game lead on the rest of the Southern division. Potomac improves to 27-16, 69-43 overall.

Josh Martin (0-1) took a tough loss for Carolina after hurling an inning, giving up two hits and two runs. Colin Bates (4-4) tossed a two innings and gave up a run to pick up the victory for Potomac.

The Mudcats picked up a run in the eleventh after Joey Wendle stroked a triple off the wall in left-center field that scored Tyler Naquin. Wendle was thrown out trying to go for the inside the park homerun.

The Nationals jumped ahead following a double to center field by Michael Taylor in the top of the eleventh inning. The double brought home Cutter Dykstra. Potomac was not done scoring after the double by Taylor. Kevin Keyes doubled to bring home Taylor and push the Nationals past the Mudcats 8-6.

Potomac tied up the game in the top of the ninth inning following a sacrifice fly to the farthest part of center field. Tyler Naquin made an amazing grab of the fly ball from Kevin Keyes before crashing into the wall. Soriano tagged up and barely beat the throw from Jerrud Sabourin to keep the Nationals in the game. 

Carolina jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first three innings. Erik Gonzalez lead off the scoring spree with a triple to bring home Paddy Matera in the bottom of the second inning. Bo Greenwell singled to bring home Gonzalez and put the Mudcats up 2-0. Jerrud Sabourin doubled to bring in Greenwell to push Carolina to a 3-0 lead.

Tony Wolters tacked on another run in the bottom of the third with a single to push the Mudcats lead 4-0 but the Nationals were able to tally two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to cut the Mudcats lead 4-3.

Carolina responded in the sixth with two runs of their own behind a solo homerun by Greenwell. Joey Wendle was able to reach on an error by Mike Gilmartin to score Sabourin to keep the Mudcats up by three, 6-3.

The Mudcats open a six-game road trip on Thursday night with three games in Frederick. First pitch against the Keys from Harry Grove Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m. The Mudcats return home August 14th to host the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a three-game series.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
7th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
6th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 93
ATL 100
 
4th
CLE 102
BRK 77
 
4th
MEM 75
DAL 78
 
4th
OKC 91
DET 97
 
4th
NOP 97
HOU 96
 
4th
SAN 98
LAL 112
 
4th
MIA 69
PHI 89
 
4th
NYK 78
TOR 81
 
4th
MIN 95
UTA 100
 
4th
BOS 88
WAS 110
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6