Friday Sept. 17, 2010
Posted: 8:50 p.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
WHITE SOX Winston-Salem A
Winston-Salem saw its dreams of a Carolina League title dashed Friday night at PFitnzer Stadium as Potomac squeaked out a 2-1 victory to win the Mills Cup championship. It was the Nationals second title in three years.
The Nats, as they did in the opening round, dropped the first game before winning three straight. They outscored Winston-Salem 17-6 in the three games with Fridays contest being the closest of the three. Potomac took a 3-0 lead after three innings off Nate Jones, who walked five and allowed three hits in his six innings.
The Dash got a run back in the fourth on Seth Lomans RBI single but thats all they would get off Potomac starter Marcos Frias and relievers Joe Testa and Zach Dials. The Nats pen tossed four shutout innings, allowing no hits and walking only one.
Jacksonville inched closer to winning a Southern League title on Friday night, blanking Tennessee, 2-0, at The Baseball Grounds. The Suns will look to close out the series in four games on Saturday.
The Smokies managed only three hits with Blake Lalli accounting for two of them. Brad hand allowed all three hits over seven innings before a pair of relievers issued only one walk over the final two innings. Marwin Gonzalez had the third Tennessee hit.
Trey McNutt started and took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. He fanned six, walked three and allowed a homer. Luke Sommer and Blake Parker each pitched a no-hit inning of relief.
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