Bryce Harper homers, P-Nats top Salem, 10-1

potomac nationalsThe Potomac Nationals beat the Salem Red Sox 10-1 at Pfitzner Stadium Tuesday night, for a seventh consecutive win over the Sox. Austin Both was dominant in his Carolina League debut, throwing six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Pat Light was roughed up in the loss, surrendering 10 hits and seven runs in just two and a third innings of work.

The Nationals didn’t waste time getting out to a lead. Tony Renda led off the game with a single, followed by a walk to Bryce Harper. Wilson Ramos stepped up and drove in a fourth run in two games with a single to give the P-Nats a 1-0 lead. Oscar Tejeda then followed with a ground ball that retired Ramos but allowed Tejeda to reach and pick up a RBI, scoring Harper to make it 2-0. An RBI groundout by Stephen Perez made it 3-0 P-Nats after one.

Potomac added a run in the second. Wilson Ramos drove in another run, scoring Mike McQuillan who walked, to make it 4-0 Potomac.

Then another mashing of hits came in the third. Tejeda, Perez, Randolph Oduber, Will Piwnica-Worms and McQuillan struck for five consecutive singles off Light, chasing the right hander. Those five hits made it 6-0 Potomac. Two batters later, Harper drove in a seventh run, this one off of Kraus, but charged to Light.

Potomac held a 7-0 lead until the fifth inning. Piwnica-Worms knocked a one out double and Tony Renda walked to give the P-Nats two on with two outs. Harper then showed off his incredible power, launching a massive home run over the right center field wall to give the P-Nats a 10-0 lead.

The Sox lone run came in the seventh on a solo home run by Aneury Tavarez.

Salem is now 0-7 at Pfitzner Stadium in 2014, and has dropped 21 of its last 27 on the road. The Sox return to LewisGale Fieldtomorrow night at 7:05 against the Carolina Mudcats. Corey Littrell is slated to start for Salem.

augusta free press
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

AFP Business

As professional consultants, Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including website design, SEO, TV/radio, video work, branding and logos, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. Augusta Free Press LLC was founded in 2002.

Web Design

Augusta Free Press has designed more than 800 websites for clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design, content development and SEO. Short on staff? We’ll work with you to update your AFP-designed website in a timely manner or train your staff to make changes.

Marketing/Social Media Management

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

Graphic Design

Augusta Free Press will help you take your vision to the next level. From branding and logos to print materials, our team will work with you to develop products to showcase your business. From brochures and rack cards to full-color magazines or print/digital ads, we’ve got you covered.

Event Planning/Fundraising

Augusta Free Press will help you plan the best event for your organization. From an open house or anniversary to a 5K or Pay Per View, we can handle it all. Looking for training for your sales staff? We can help energize your employees or board. Need ideas to raise more money? Let us help you plan a successful event. Want to hold a news conference or need help with a press release? We can do that too.

Click here for more.