Compiled from team press releases:
SYRACUSE (AAA International League): The Syracuse Chiefs dropped the four-game series finale to the Pawtucket Red Sox, 4-0, Thursday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.
HARRISBURG (AA Eastern League): OFF
POTOMAC (High A-Carolina League): The P-Nats (10-11-Overall, 6-4-Road) withstood a ninth inning rally to hold on for a 5-4 win in the series finale with the Winston-Salem Dash (10-10-Overall, 4-5-Home) to snap their five-game losing streak on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark.
Potomac sent swingman RHP Dakota Bacus (0-0, 3.21) to the mound trying to play stopper and get the P-Nats back into the win column.
SS Stephen Perez began the ballgame with a bang for Potomac in the bottom of the first with a one out, solo home run to right-centerfield. The Nationals added a run in the top of the third when C Spencer Kieboom extended his hitting streak to nine games with a one-out double. He moved to third on a groundout and came home to score on a throwing error.
The P-Nats got three more in the sixth.
Bacus pitched four innings, a season high, allowing six hits and no runs. He did not issue a walk and he struck out four.
RHP Jake Johansen relived Bacus and pitched 3.2 innings. He was hit for two runs on two hits and two walks but he struck out six in his outing. Johansen now has 22 strikeouts in 16 innings on the mound and he earned his first win of the year for his relief work.
1B John Wooten, who entered the game batting .208 put together a four-hit night, including a double in the win.
The Nationals now jump on the bus and head to Salem, VA to begin a four-game set with the Red Sox. First pitch in Game One is scheduled for 7:05 pm and features LHP Matthew Spann (0-3, 5.82) for Potomac vs. RHP Kevin McAvoy (1-1, 1.72) for Salem.
HAGERSTOWN (Low-A South Atlantic League): The Hagerstown Suns (9-11) game against the West Virginia Power (13-7) scheduled for Thursday was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at a later date.
The Suns open a four-game series at Municipal Stadium Friday against the Greenville Drive (12-8). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.