WOODBRIDGE, Va. (May 27, 2018) – Jimmy Lambert allowed only one earned run in 6.2 innings, but the Dash failed to score and fell to Potomac 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Potomac (26-20) jumped out to an early lead in the first inning against Lambert (3-5). After Blake Perkins singled to lead off the inning, he moved to third on a flyout and a groundout before scoring on a single from Jake Noll.
Wil Crowe (6-0) kept the Dash off balance through his entire start. The right-hander scattered five hits across his six innings, striking out five without walking a batter.
After allowed a run in the first inning, Lambert settled in. The right-hander surrendered just two hits the rest of the way, striking out six.
Winston-Salem (27-23) squandered its best scoring opportunity in the fifth. After Alex Call lined a one-out single, Ti’Quan Forbes cracked a double to put runners on second and third. Then, Nate Nolan walked to load the bases with one out. But, Yeyson Yrizarri bounced into a double play to end the Dash threat.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Nationals increased their lead by striking for three runs, all of which were unearned. First, Jakson Reetz reached on a throwing error by Yrizarri. The next batter, David Masters, followed by stroking a run-scoring double to left-center to increase the Nationals lead to two.
After a sacrifice bunt from Edwin Lora moved Masters to third, Brandon Boggetto walked to put runners at the corners. After Masters scored on a sacrifice fly from Blake Perkins, Bryan Mejia came to the plate with a runner on first and two outs. Lambert struck out Mejia with a curveball, but it bounced away from Nolan. On the play, Nolan’s throw down to first base skipped into right field, allowing Boggetto to score from first base.
Danny Dopico entered the game in the seventh and got the final out of the inning, striking out Rhett Wiseman on three pitches. In the loss, Dopico retired all four batters he faced.
With rain threatening to cut the game short, the Dash offense failed to muster a rally against Ronald Pena. The right-hander retired all nine batters he faced – including the last three during a rain-soaked ninth inning – to earn his first save of the season.
Winston-Salem finished its four-game series against the Potomac Nationals on Monday at 1:05 p.m. at Pfitzner Stadium. Left-hander Tanner Banks (2-2, 3.00 ERA) goes for the Dash against right-hander Joan Baez (2-2, 5.08 ERA). Pregame coverage begins at 12:50 p.m. and fans can catch all of the action at wsdash.com/broadcast and the TuneIn Radio App.
Following their seven-game road swing, the Dash return to BB&T Ballpark for a three-game set against the Carolina Mudcats from June 1-3. The promotions during this stretch include a Fireworks Friday, a Daddy-Daughter Date Night, a Chick-fil-A Four Pack Saturday and a Latin American Jersey Day on Sunday. The series finale will also be a Lowes Foods Family Sunday, where children 12 and under will receive a free bag of popcorn. Also, two Dash players will sign autographs before the game. For tickets and more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.