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Washington Nationals Minor League Affiliate Report: Weekend Edition

(Semi-regular) Daily news, notes and game reports from across the Nats' minor league affiliates.

Austin Voth pitches for the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday.
Austin Voth pitches for the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday.
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From staff and wire reports:

SYRACUSE (AAA International League): The Chiefs (31-30) lost two of three over the weekend on the road to the Indianapolis Indians.

Syracuse fell 5-4 on Sunday afternoon, as Pirates' prospect Josh Bell hit a walk-off double as part of a three-run ninth for the Indians. Pedro Severino went 3 for 4 with a home run, and Steve Lombardozzi, Matt Skole and Matt den Dekker all had two-hit days. Austin Voth allowed just two runs and three walks in five strong innings, striking out four.

On Saturday, the Chiefs lost 2-1. Caleb Ramsey hit his first home run of the season, but it was not enough as the Chiefs left at least a runner on base in each of the first eight innings in the game. Taylor Hill (L, 3-5) threw a quality start for Syracuse, allowing two runs on nine hits with no walks in six innings, striking out five. Jhonatan Solano went 2 for 2 with two walks.

Matt Skole reached base four times, including a homer, double and single, A.J. Cole struck out a season-high eight in six innings, and the Chiefs beat the Indians 5-4 on Friday. Cole (W, 5-2) allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks.

HARRISBURG (AA Eastern League)The Senators (33-28) swept the Akron RubberDucks in a three-game weekend series.

On Sunday, Harrisburg fought back to overcome two three-run deficits on their way to a 7-6 walk-off victory. The Senators (33-28) set a season-high with 16 hits, but with two outs after a leadoff double by Isaac Ballou (3 for 5), three consecutive walks in the bottom of the ninth forced in a run for the win. Andrew Robinson (W, 4-0) picked up the win with 3 1/3 innings of relief, allowing one run on three this and two walks, striking out four. Rafael Bautista went 4 for 4 with a run.

The Senators pounded three pitchers for 14 hits on Saturday in an 11-2 win. Neftali Soto (6) and Chris Bostick (5) homered, and Soto and Bautista had three-hit days. Soto, Bostick and Ballou all drove in three runs apiece. Michael Brady (W, 1-0) got the win in relief, allowing one run on three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Lucas Giolito (W, 5-2) allowed two runs -- none earned -- on four hits and a walk, striking out 12 over seven innings in a 6-2 win on Friday. Giolito threw 65 of his 100 pitches for strikes and generated three ground ball outs. Kevin Keys hit his fourth home run and Soto and Shawn Pleffner both had a pair of hits.

POTOMAC (HIGH-A Carolina League): The P-Nats (30-31) won just one of of a five game series against the rival Frederick Keys at Pfitzner Stadium.

On Sunday, the Keys got to starter Luis Reyes (L, 3-6) for four earned runs on six hits and two walks over six innings to win 4-3. Raudy Reed and Drew Vettleson both had two hits and Osvaldo Abreu drive in two, but Potomac went 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position.

Frederick's Mitch Horacek (W, 3-6) struck out nine in a complete-game seven innings of four-hit ball to shut out the P-Nats 3-0 on Saturday. D.K. Carey had two of Potomac's four hits. Corey Jones and Mike Burke combined on a three-hitter in the other game on Saturday as the Keys won 2-0. Austen Williams went the distance in the seven-inning game, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk, striking out six.

On Friday, Potomac jumped out for five runs in the first two innings to win 6-0. Jose Marmolejos went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Boone Whiting (W, 6-2) gave up just two hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

Frederick won Thursday night 6-3. Drew Ward hit his 10th homer of the season as part of a 2 for 5 day, but Matt Crownover (L, 0-2) gave up four run on four hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings.

HAGERSTOWN (LOW-A South Atlantic League): The Suns (40-23) took three out of four from the Lexington Legends.

Matthew page homered twice, Telmito Agustin added another, and the Sun won on Sunday 7-5. Page went 3 for 4 with three runs and Jorge Tillero went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Matthew Derosier (W, 2-3) gave up one run on two hits and no walks over six innings with seven strikeouts.

Lexington earned an 8-5 win on Saturday, attacking Hagerstown pitching for 14 hits and three walks. Joan Baez (L, 2-5) struck out six in three innings, but gave up five runs on six hits and a walk. Agustin homered and went 2 for 3, while Max Schrock and Edwin Lora added a pair of hits apiece.

Friday night, the Suns completed an improbable four-run ninth inning rally to win 4-3. Tillero reached on a throwing error, then Lora was hit by pitch. Agustin singles on a ground ball to right and Tillero scored, with Lora moving up to third. With Victor Robles batting, a wild pitch scored Lora and Agustin moved up to second. Robles walked, then Schrock singled on a line drive to left field, loading the bases. Cody Dent walked to plate Agustin, and Rhett Wiseman singled on a ground ball to shortstop and Robles scored the winning run. Grant Borne (W, 1-0) pitched four innings of shutout relief with four strikeouts.

Pedro Avila (W. 5-3) gave up one run over five innings on five hits and two walks, and three relievers combined for four innings of shutout relief in a 2-1 win on Thursday. Lora hit his third homer of the year, a solo shot, and Kelvin Gutierrez picked up a pair of hits.