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Game Recap: RHP Jackson Rutledge leads the Fredericksburg Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Wood Ducks
Jackson Rutledge, Bryan Pena, and Cody Greenhill combined for Saturday's 6th Fredericksburg Nationals shutout on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
RHP Jackson Rutledge, Bryan Pena, and Cody Greenhill combined for Saturday's 6th Fredericksburg Nationals shutout of the year at Grainger Stadium. The shutout effort, plus a two-RBI night from Steven Williams, earned the Fredericksburg Nationals a 3-0 win and a 3-2 series edge.
Rutledge used 90 pitches in five innings to limit the Down East offense to just four hits. He struck out six while allowing just one walk. He has now gone 13 innings in his last two starts, striking out 13 and allowing just one run. Williams delivered in the sixth, looping a single to left to score JT Arruda and break a scoreless tie.
The run was the only in six innings against Down East starter Josh Stephan, who took the loss to fall to 4-4 on the season. Arruda scored twice, reached four times in the game, and boarded in the 8th with a leadoff walk. He stole his second game base and scored on Williams’s second RBI base hit. Branden Boissiere finished with three hits, then doubled to run the lead to 3-0.
The Fredericksburg Nationals is now 57-43 overall and 24-10 in the second half. Fredericksburg leads the Carolina League North Division by 7.5 games. The series in Kinston closes tonightt at 5 p.m. RHP Andry Lara will get the start for the Fredericksburg Nationals.