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Quick Notes: Game Recap: Jacob Young approaches 100 runs as the Fredericksburg Nationals fall In Lynchburg
Fredericksburg Nationals fell to the Lynchburg Hillcats 4-3 Friday at Bank of the James Stadium on August 19, 2022
Jacob Young scored twice, and Sammy Infante went deep, but the Fredericksburg Nationals fell to the Hillcats 4-3 Friday at Bank of the James Stadium. The six-game series between the two sides are now tied at 2-2.
Young now stands at 99 runs scored this season and leads both Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball in runs scored. Aaron Judge is the only other player with 98. Young finished with three hits and reached base four times. His single in the first was his 100th hit of the year.
Bryan Caceres (5-7) suffered the loss on the mound for the Fredericksburg Nationals. He held a 2-1 lead into the fifth, where Joe Donovan went deep for a two-run homer to power a three-run inning. Reid Johnston (4-3) earned the win after limiting the FredNats to two runs (two earned) in six innings.
Infante went deep in the seventh to pull the Fredericksburg Nationals back within one, but the team left two aboard in the eighth and ninth as part of nine total left in the game. Infante now stands second in the Carolina League with 17 home runs. DJ Gladney of Kannapolis leads the circuit with 18.
The Fredericksburg Nationals and Hillcats continue the series tonight at 6:30 pm. LHP Will Dion will start for Lynchburg. The FredNats starter is TBA.