WIN OVER SHEBOYGAN A'S GIVES NATIONALS FIRST VICTORY
Posted by Steve Elliott on May 19 2002 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season
The Nationals gained their first win of the year in improbable fashion Sunday. Trailing 5-0 in the seventh inning, the team rallied for eight runs and held on for an 8-5 victory over the Sheboygan A's in Sheboygan. After being stymied by A's ace, Mike Casper for six innings, the Nationals took advantage of his replacement. A combination of patience and timely power led to eight unanswered runs. Trevor Koepp's three run home run to left field opened the flood gates and Chris Marks' bases clearing double closed the scoring. Jim Dettman went all seven innings for the Nationals, walking 4 and striking out two. Dettman limited the potent A's offense to only 3 earned runs. The A's redeemed themselves in the nightcap with a 9-3 victory. The Nationals chased the A's starting pitcher in the third inning, taking a 3-2 lead. The A's, however, answered with two of their own and never looked back. The Nationals, now 1-4, open the regular season on Saturday night at Zirkel Field in McCarty Park. The first game of the DH begins at 6PM.
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