Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:34am
Rocks drop rain-shortened game
Potomac picked enough just offense despite registering one hit, as the National defeated the Blue Rocks 3-2 in a rain-shortened, 5-inning tilt at Frawley Stadium Wednesday night.
Playing in sloppy conditions thanks to scattered storms that grew more intense as the evening unfolded, the P-Nats jumped ahead 1-0 on an RBI single by Jason Martinson. That would prove to be Potomac's only hit of the evening.
Justin Trapp tied the game in the 3rd, when he launched a shot over the left field wall to knot the game at 1.
Potomac then took advantage of a multitude of Wilmington mistakes in the 5th. Francisco Sorieno led the inning with a walk, then went to second on a passed ball. Adrian Sanchez walked and Randolph Oduber was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Following a force out at home, Michael Taylor connected on a sacrifice fly to put Potomac back in front 2-1.
A steal by Billy Burns followed to put runners on second and third, and Oduber scored on a wild pitch to stretch the lead to two. The inning finally ended on a caught stealing.
Wilmington attempted to mount a comeback in the 5th, ignited by a leadoff walk by Jack Lopezx and a 1-out walk by Parker Morin. After a wild pitch moved both into scoring position, Chris Elder's groundout allowed Lopez to score, but Justin Trapp's groundout ended the inning.
Jason Martinson drew a walk to lead off the 6th for Potomac, but the rain proved too much and the tarp came out for good with the game already official.
Sam Selman (1-2) earned the loss for Wilmington after being charged with 3 runs allowed despite 1 hit thanks to 5 walks in the tough conditions.
Robbie Ray (2-2) pitched all 5 innings with 7 strikeouts for Potomac.
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