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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.