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Potters lose tight game with rival Packers

Middleton singles home two in the 5th to take the lead.

Potters lost the 2nd game of the homestand 11-8 to the Healdsburg Prune Packers. The Packers scored a run in the top of the first on a 2 out double. The Potters tied it in the bottom of the second but gave up two runs in the top of the third inning after a costly error for the Potters. Susac began his hot night with an RBI double in the bottom half to cut the lead to 1 run. In the bottom of the 5th, after a run scoring on a wild pitch, Lincoln’s own Charles Middelton gave the Potters a 2-run lead on a single to left field. The Potters would hold the lead till the 8th where they gave up 5 runs and trailed 8-6. Potters would tie the game on a Daniel Susac single and Anthony Marotella double. After another error from the Potters defense, the Packers took the lead in the top of the 9th. Aidan Malm then hit a 2-run home run to give the Packers the 11-8 lead. They would hold the score and take the game. Foster Gifford is credited the win while Jack Horn is credited with the loss. The Potters fall to 2-2 on the young season,

Daniel Susac continued his hot streak at the plate going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and reaching base 4 times. Keshawn Ogans and Eddie Park also collected 2 hits on the night as well. Potters pitching started the game with 6 good innings from Kris Bow, Eli Garcia and Zach Voelker. The trio combined to 6 innings, give up just 1 earned run on 2 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. The strong performance from the trio kept the Potters in the game.

As the Potters begin to become more stretched out, the pitchers will work deeper into games. For now, manager Ryan Stevens continues to do an excellent job of getting the Potters players reps and keeping them healthy while navigating the game. A tall task in these unusual times but the 3rd year Manager for the team is the right man for the job. Potters are right back at it again on Friday, against the Kings. Watch the Potters live on Facebook and listen on Potters Radio via the mixlr app. Also follow along on twitter @LincolnPotters to get live updates!


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