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Quick Notes: Game Recap: Late Surge Propels Fredericksburg Nationals Sweep In Delmarva
Game summary and recap as a late surge propelled Fredericksburg Nationals to sweep In Delmarva on July 24, 2022.
The Fredericksburg Nationals staged an improbable comeback to sweep the three-game series vs. the Shorebirds Sunday. The Fredericksburg Nationals scored seven times in the 8th and 9th to turn an 8-3 deficit into a 10-8 win.
JT Arruda led the way offensively, exploding for four RBIs, including one in the ninth to put the FredNats ahead 9-8. Arruda teed off for his second homer of the summer in the third, tying the contest at 3-3 before a 5-run fourth put the Shorebirds in front.
All eight Delmarva runs came vs. starter Jackson Rutledge, who recorded four innings before turning the ball over to Miguel Gomez, Bryan Pena, and Riggs Threadgill. The trio did not allow another run. Pena earned the win to move to 3-2 on the season. Threadgill picked up his second save of the series and fourth of the season by leaving men on the corners to end it.
The win moved the FredNats to a season-best 12 games over .500 at 51-39. With the win, the Fredericksburg Nationals improved to 18-6 in the second half. The team enjoys a 4.5-game lead over Down East in chasing the North Division second-half crown.
The Fredericksburg Nationals will enjoy a day off on Monday before opening a six-game series with the Salem Red Sox Tuesday at 7:05 ET. RHP Andry Lara is expected to get the start for the FredNats.