Max Scherzer, with his Nats up 2-1, led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a single off Toronto starter Maco Estrada. The hit extended Scherzer’s modest five-game hitting streak, which itself is no fluke, if only judging from his first at-bat Tuesday night, an epic 10-pitch duel that featured four two-strike foul balls.
Whatever temptation was there for Baltimore manager Buck Showalter to put first baseman Chris Davis on the O’s American League Championship Series roster was tempered by the obvious.
DH John Wooten pelted two home runs including the go-ahead two-run shot in the fourth inning as the Potomac Nationals (4-1, 3-0) defeated the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-3, 0-1) 12-7 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Mills Cup Championship.
DH John Wooten propelled a three run home run in the top of the sixth inning to left field to give the Potomac Nationals (3-1, 1-1) a 3-0 win over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-2, 3-2) in Game Two of the Mills Cup Championship Series.
The Potomac Nationals (77-58, 39-27) swept the Frederick Keys (65-71, 33-36) at Harry Grove Stadium in a Sunday doubleheader by the final scores of 6-5 and 5-4.
The Potomac Nationals (75-58, 37-27) were edged by the Frederick Keys (65-69, 33-34) in the series opener of a three-day, four-game road set by the final score of 4-3 on Saturday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Potomac Nationals (75-55, 37-24) clinched a 2014 second-half Carolina League Northern Division Championship at Frawley Stadium by beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-69, 29-34) in Game One of a doubleheader on Wednesday evening by the final score of 3-0.
The Potomac Nationals (72-54, 34-23) split their Sunday doubleheader at Pfitzner Stadium with the Frederick Keys (59-68, 27-33) by losing 4-3 in Game One and crushing the Keys 12-1 in the nightcap.
The Potomac Nationals (67-53, 29-22) survived a furious 9th inning rally by the Carolina Mudcats (54-68, 25-30) on Sunday night at Pfitzner Stadium to capture a 7-6 victory in the series finale.
Nationals 3B John Wooten launched a three-run home run in the eighth inning of Thursday afternoon’s contest to give the Potomac Nationals (64-49, 26-18) a 6-4 series sweep over the Winston-Salem Dash (54-62, 24-23).
Staunton first baseman Gunnar McNeill was voted the Valley League Most Valuable Player in a vote of league administrators and media. McNeill was joined by Front Royal’s Jake Harper as the Pitcher of the Year.
The Potomac Nationals (61-49, 23-18) swept the Carolina Mudcats (50-60, 21-22) in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon by scores of 5-2 and 9-4.
The Potomac Nationals (59-49, 21-18) claimed a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Mudcats (50-58, 21-20) on Friday evening at Five County Stadium in the series opener of a three-contest road set amidst continuous light rainfall.
Valley League playoff scoreboard for Aug. 1, plus updated schedules.
Valley League playoff scoreboard from a busy series of first-round Game 3s, plus the schedule for Friday’s Game 1s in the VBL semifinals.
Valley League playoff scoreboard for July 29, with a look at the schedule for Game 2 in the four first round playoff series.
The Potomac Nationals (58-48, 20-17) dropped game two of a three game series against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (65-43, 21-19) by an 8-6 count on Tuesday night.
Valley League scoreboard for July 27, plus updated league standings and upcoming VBL schedule.