Baseball

Bacus, Marmolejos lead Potomac to 4-1 win over Carolina

Jose Marmolejos doubled and singled, and Dakota Bacus pitched five scoreless innings as the Potomac Nationals topped the Carolina Mudcats 4-1 on Friday.

Gilberto Mendez struck out Luis Valenzuela with the bases loaded to end the game for his sixth save of the season.

Bacus (1-2) picked up the win after he struck out seven and walked one while allowing three hits.

Potomac started the scoring in the second inning. After leading off the inning with a double, Marmolejos scored on a single by Bryan Mejia.

After Potomac added three runs, the Mudcats cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Tanner Murphy drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Sal Giardina.

Caleb Beech (2-5) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and nine hits in the Carolina League game. He also struck out four and walked two.

For the Mudcats, Giardina singled four times.

Friday’s box score

Potomac Nationals

ab

r

h

bi

Keller, LF

4

1

1

1

Abreu, SS

5

1

3

1

Schrock, 2B

5

0

1

0

Marmolejos, 1B

3

1

2

0

Read, C

4

0

0

0

Vettleson, RF

5

0

0

0

Mejia, 3B

4

0

2

1

Davidson, DH

4

1

2

0

Carey, CF

4

0

1

0

Totals

38

4

12

3

Carolina Mudcats

ab

r

h

bi

Valenzuela, SS

5

0

1

0

Obregon, 2B

4

0

1

0

Demeritte, DH

4

0

0

0

Davidson, RH

4

0

0

0

Giardina, 1B

4

1

4

0

Curcio, CF

3

0

0

0

Gebhardt, LF

4

0

0

0

Edgerton, 3B

3

0

1

0

Murphy, C

3

0

0

1

1- Mendez

0

0

0

0

Totals

34

1

7

1

Potomac

012

000

100

4

12

2

Carolina

000

000

001

1

7

2

E — Mejia, Estevez, Obregon, Davidson. DP–Potomac 0, Carolina 1. LOB–Potomac 11, Carolina 9. 2B–Marmolejos, Abreu. 3B–Davidson. SB–Curcio (16). CS—Mejia, Edgerton. PO—Mejia, Giardina

Potomac Nationals IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Bacus (W, 1-2)

5

3

0

0

1

7

Spann (H, 2)

2

3

0

0

0

2

Estevez

1 2/3

1

1

0

1

1

Mendez (S, 6)

 1/3

0

0

0

1

1

Carolina Mudcats IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Beech (L, 2-5)

6 1/3

9

4

4

2

4

Lewis

1 1/3

3

0

0

1

0

Sobotka

1 1/3

0

0

0

0

1

WP-Estevez HBP-Read

T-2:59. A-4,797.

  Comments