In a season of few highlights, Brad Freeman and Rick Gonzales each provided a spark last night for the Potomac Cannons, who swept a doubleheader, 3-2 and 4-0, from the Kinston Indians before 4,202 at Pfitzner Stadium.
In the first game, Freeman's two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh helped Potomac (50-82 overall, 26-37 second half) end its five-game losing streak. The Cannons are in last place in the Class A Carolina League.
Freeman's single made a winner of Patrick Coogan (4-6), who pitched a seven-hitter.
In the second game, Gonzales (3-0) built on that momentum by shutting out Kinston on two hits over five innings before Jose De Leon pitched two hitless innings for his fifth save. Luke Quaccia and Andy Bevins hit back-to-back homers in the third inning. Bryan Rupert drove in the other two runs with a single and a double, boosting his RBI total to 91.
"I wish it would happen like that a little more often," said Cannons Manager Joe Cunningham, whose team had lost 13 of its previous 15 games. "We got the big hit and we got good pitching and good defense all night."
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KEYS-PELICANS, PPD.: Frederick's game in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was rained out. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader tonight at 6:05.