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Mudcats shut out 2-0 by Scwartz and Nationals

Carolina comes up on short end of low-scoring affair in Potomac

Mudcats shut out 2-0 by Scwartz and Nationals
August 13, 2013
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The Potomac Nationals shut out the Carolina Mudcats with a 2-0 win at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium Monday night. Left fielder Bryson Myles’ hitting streak was snapped with an 0-4 showing. His 23-game streak was a franchise record.

Blake Schwartz (10-4) earned the win for the Nationals. He pitched seven innings with four hits and one strikeout. Nick Pasquale (4-7) took the loss with six innings pitched and six hits, two runs and seven strikeouts.

Potomac scored first in the bottom of the first off two singles and a walk. Left fielder Brandon Miller then grounded out to score third baseman Cutter Dykstra.

Neither team earned a run in the next three innings as Carolina failed to get past first base. Potomac added another run with a home run from catcher Cole Leonida to left field in the bottom of the fourth.

The Nationals evened up the three-game series with the win. They improved to 28-20 in the second half, 70-47 overall. Carolina dropped to 27-21 in the second half and 49-69 overall.

The series concludes Tuesday afternoon at Pfitzner Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.

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