Michael Burgess drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the tenth inning as Potomac took an 8-7 win over Myrtle Beach and a two-games-to-one advantage in their best of five Carolina League Championship series.
Jhonathan Solano sent the game into extra innings when he launched a three-run shot in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score at 7-7. Solano's home run came with two outs in the inning.
Starter Ross Detwiler threw just 4 2/3 innings and allowed four earned runs on four hits and three walks, but did manage eight strikeouts. He left in the fifth inning after giving up two runs on a bases loaded RBI single by Ernesto Mejia, leaving runners on first and second with two outs. Mejia's single tied the game at 4-4. Dan Leatherman came on in relief and struck out Tyler Flowers to keep the game tied.
Leatherman then got into a jam of his own in the sixth, allowing two runs and exited with a runner on second and two out. Clint Everts came on and struck out Willie Cabrera to end the inning.
Everts would work two more innings for Potomac, allowing one earned run and striking out five; Myrtle Beach hitters struck out a total of 18 times in the game.
Right-hander Josh Wilkie came on to throw two scoreless innings and get the win, his first of the series.
Game Four, which could be the deciding game in the series, will be at Potomac Friday night (September 12th). Right-hander Erik Arnesen goes against Myrtle Beach left-hander Cole Rohrbaugh in Game Four.