Nationals 9, Mudcats 8 (10 innings)

Mudcats lose to Nationals in the 10th

Staff ReportAugust 22, 2012 

— The Carolina Mudcats blew a four-run lead late in the game to lose 9-8 to the Potomac Nationals Wednesday night in 10 innings.

Up 8-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth, the Mudcats imploded giving up two in the eighth, two in the ninth and the winning run in the 10th.

On a positive note, Ronny Rodriguez hit home run number 18, and Anthony Gallas hit home run number eight for the Mudcats. Fabio Martinez took the loss to fall to 0-2 on the season.

Neil Holland picked up win number six for the Nationals against one loss.

The two teams play again at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday’s Box Score

CarolinaAbrhbi
Wolters 2b6131
Toole lf6011
Urshela 3b5110
Gallas rf4222
Rodriguez ss4122
Cannon 1b4100
Monsalve dh4220
Childs c3011
Cid cf4000
Totals388127

PotomacAbrhbi
Sanchez dh5120
Hague 2b4310
Skole 3b5232
Keyes rf-lf3001
Souza, Jr. cf4110
Martinson ss4011
Howell c5000
Ramirez lf3000
Soriano pr-rf0100
King 1b5132
Totals389116

Carolina22210100008
Potomac30001002219

E—Rodriguez 2, Wolters, Gallas, Skole 2. DP—Potomac 1. LOB—Carolina 9, Potomac 11. 2B—Gallas, Wolters 2, Skole 2, Souza, Hague, King 2. HR—Rodriguez (18), Gallas (8). SF—Keyes, Martinson. SB—Sanchez (23). CS—Rodriguez, Sanchez.

CarolinaIPHRERBBSO
Rayl51/354453
Blair12/310012
Sides244213
Martinez (L, 0-2)2/311101

PotomacIPHRERBBSO
Hill32/387421
Demmin21/331133
Carr100000
Holland (W, 6-1)310005

 WP—Rayl 2, Sides, Martinez, Hill.  HBP–Cid (by Hill), Ramirez (by Rayl), Souza (by Sides).

 T–3:26.  A–2,904.

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