Posted by Steve Elliott on Jun 23 2002 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season
After taking game one with a 14-4, 5 inning mercy rule victory, the Nationals found runs to be scarce in game 2. Limited to just 4 hits by the Sox starter, the Nationals fell to the Sox 8-2. The teams remain tied in the loss column and in their battle for second place. Efficient batting helped the Nationals in game one. Hitters worked deep into counts and chased the Sox starting pitcher early in the game. The patient plate approach led to six bases on balls and a hit batsman, nearly as many runners as reached base via hits. Jake Paige scored 4 runs in the victory while Chris Marks added three RBI. Jake Paige led the Nationals with two hits in game 2, but the team only managed two others as the bats wilted in the summer heat. The Nationals are back at it Saturday night at Zirkel Field in McCarty Park. A doubleheader versus the Landmark Inn Tavern begins at 6PM.


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