POTOMAC- The Carolina Mudcats fell behind early and did not get going offensively until it was too late to fall to the Potomac Nationals 5-1 on Thursday night.
The loss drops the Mudcats record to 11-16 after the Nationals took three out of four games.
Mudcats starting pitcher Cody Anderson struggled early but settled down to throw six innings, giving up 11 hits, five runs, all earned, with five strikeouts, one hit batsmen, but no batters walked.
In contrast, Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan was dominant from the beginning, pitching a season-high eight innings, giving up only five hits and no runs. Jordan also struck out four and walked one.
Potomac got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning after Anderson gave up a single to the first batter and balked him over to second base. After striking out the second batter, Anderson gave up consecutive singles to allow the Nationals to take a one-run lead, but the threat stopped there.
The Nationals added to their ea...