Mudcats open second half with 15-2 loss at Potomac

From staff, wire reports
Posted 6/21/19

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Jakson Reetz hit two home runs and drove in five runs, as the Potomac Nationals used a seven-run third inning to defeat the Carolina Mudcats 15-2 on Thursday.

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Mudcats open second half with 15-2 loss at Potomac

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Reetz hit a three-run shot in the third inning off Cody Beckman and then hit a solo homer in the seventh off Phil Bickford. Cole Freeman singled four times, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple in the win.

Tristen Lutz's third-inning sacrifice fly gave Carolina a brief lead before Potomac replied with seven in the bottom half. The Nationals outhit the Mudcats by a 17-8 margin.

Starter Kyle Johnston (7-7) got the win while Beckman (2-3) took the loss in relief.

Despite the loss, Carolina is 5-2 against Potomac this season and continues the series on the road Friday.