Nationals star Harper helps P-Nats knock off Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (43-31, 3-2) dropped a 7-5 decision against the Potomac Nationals and a rehabbing Washington Nationals standout Bryce Harper on Tuesday at Pfitzner Stadium.

The big-league Nationals outfielder began a rehabilitation assignment with the P-Nats and played three innings, finishing 1-for-1 with a double, a walk and a run scored while playing left field and batting second.

He doubled off Alec Asher in the first but was later picked off of second base. Harper walked in the third inning and scored as part of a three-run rally for the P-Nats. Adrian Nieto added a two-run single during the outburst.

Asher (4-5) took the loss, allowing four earned runs on seven hits over five innings. Blake Schwartz (6-2) started and took the win for the Nationals, allowing three earned runs on six hits over five innings. Robert Benincasa allowed an unearned run in the ninth inning and tallied his second save.

The Pelicans stormed out to an early 3-0 lead but the Nationals would score six unanswered runs at one point to take a 6-3 advantage. The P-Nats scored at least a run in their final four offensive innings.

Trever Adams hit a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning to give the Pelicans a 2-0 lead. Jake Skole added an RBI single with two outs in the second inning. The Pelicans would not score again until Joe Maloney hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. Drew Robinson delivered an RBI single in the final frame.

Will Lamb recorded an out in the sixth inning but departed after being struck by a throw to second base. He left the game for precautionary reasons with a potential head injury. Francisco Mendoza went 2.2 innings and allowed two earned runs on two hits.

Odor finished 2-for-4 and has recorded 11 hits on the current road trip. Skole, and Maloney also registered two hits apiece.

The Pelicans continue a four-game series Wednesday with the Potomac Nationals in Woodbridge, Va. Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (4-4, 3.26) will be opposed by right-hander Brian Rauh  (0-0, 7.20). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m. on AM 1050 and FM 101.9 – Fox Sports in Myrtle Beach.

The Pelicans return home on Friday.

Photo courtesy of Potomac Nationals

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