Auburn 7, Vermont 2: The Nationals’ short-season Class A affiliate advanced to the New York-Penn League championship series, beating Vermont two games to one. Carlos Alvarez, the prospect once known as Smiley Gonzalez, went 3 for 5 with a triple. Angelberth Montilla went 3 for 4 with a double. Brian Dupra allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings on six hits and three walks, striking out two. Colin Bates pitched a scoreless final two innings, allowing four hits and striking out four. The championship series starts Monday.

Potomac 8, Frederick 0: Potomac tied their series at 1-1. Destin Hood went 2 for 4 with a walk. Francisco Soriano went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run. Eury Perez went 3 for 4 with a double and scored four runs. Sammy Solis allowed no runs in 4 2/3 innings on five hits and one walk, striking out seven. Game 3 is today at 6:35 p.m. in Potomac.

Richmond 6, Harrisburg 0: The Senators lost the first game of the series. Chris Rahl went 2 for 4 with two doubles. Tyler Moore went 1 for 4 with a double. Erik Arnesen allowed three runs in seven innings on eight hits and no walks, striking out 10. Game 2 is today at 6:05 p.m. in Richmond.