Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Robbie Ray has strong start in Wednesday afternoon's rubber match at Pfitzner Stadium.
Wednesday, April 10
Release, Potomac Nationals: Woodbridge, VA—The Potomac Nationals (2-4, 2-4) hosted Middle School Science Day on Wednesday afternoon during a rubber match contest with the visiting Salem Red Sox (2-4, 2-4) at Pfitzner Stadium. Despite the raucous crowd filled with screaming youngsters, the amped atmosphere was not enough to rally the P-Nats as the home club was stifled for just a pair of runs and were downed by a final score of 7-2. LHP Robbie Ray (1-1), the eventual tough luck losing pitcher, tossed a quality start going 6.0 innings in which he allowed three runs, only two earned, on five hits, while striking out seven. After four innings of scoreless baseball, Salem struck first with three runs in the 5th inning courtesy of a David …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday's game included 16 hits from the Nationals as they took on the Carolina League Champions.
Release, Potomac Nationals: Woodbridge, VA—As Opening Day became Opening Night at Pfitzner Stadium on Friday evening, the Potomac Nationals already had the game well in hand en route to a 12-1 victory over the defending Carolina League Champion, Lynchburg Hillcats (Atlanta Braves). The P-Nats used 16 hits and maximize Lynchburg’s defensive miscues to bury the Hillcats. After the 1st inning, the Lynchburg Hillcats had scored first with an RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of 1B William Beckwith. Then, with two outs, and no one on base in the bottom of the 1st, righty swinger SS Jason Martinson blasted a solo home run to the opposite field in his first at-bat of the 2013 season to tie the game. Nationals LHP Robbie Ray (1-0) was stellar in …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Popular mascot gets makeover for 2013 season.
The Potomac Nationals will be revealing a new look for its official mascot on Saturday, Feb. 16. Uncle Slam was reportedly "injured" in the June fire at the Nationals' administration office. The P-Nats have been teasing the makeover this week on social media and will make the public unveiling Saturday at Wegmans in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. "Slam has been waiting all off-season to reunite with our fans and looks forward to his best season to date!" says P-Nats Vice President and General Manager, Josh Olerud. The event Saturday will run from noon until 2 p.m. Uncle Slam is expected to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to meet with fans and sign autographs. Uncle Slam's bounce house and a coloring station will also be set up.
Friday, September 14, 2012
All PWC residents are invited to attend.
The proposed Potomac Nationals stadium at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center continues to inch toward its projected 2014 open date with a Town Hall meeting held on Sept. 27. Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi sent out an invitation to Prince William County residents. "Prince William County residents are invited to learn more about the Potomac Nationals proposal to build a 6‐7,000 seat minor league baseball stadium at Potomac Town Center," the statement read. "The proposal includes a 1,200 space commuter parkinggarage to be constructed by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). If approved, the fullproject will bring more than $200 million in private sector investment and $15 million in investmentfrom the Commonwealth of …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Principi responds to comments about the Potomac Nationals Stadium
Patch collected your comments regarding the new Potomac Nationals Stadium on July 18. Patch editor Rachel Leon forwarded those comments on to Woodbridge district supervisor Frank Principi. Now, Principi gives his comments in return: "I am proud that Woodbridge has been selected as a potential site for the Potomac Nationals Stadium. I want to emphasis that the announcement made on July 17, 2012 is just one step in a long process. Many factors must come together before a final decision is made. This proposal will go through the Special Use Permit (SUP) process. Both an environmental study and a Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) must be performed before the proposal goes before the Planning Commission or the Board of Supervisors for …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Do you have a concern or complaint about the new stadium coming to Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center?
After county officials and local developers announced yesterday that the new Potomac Nationals stadium would be built at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, readers expressed concern that the 6,000 to 7,000 seat stadium and 1,000 space parking garage would decrease quality of life in the area by adding to the noise and traffic in the area. "If I had known this was in the works I would not have bought my condo in Potomac Club - I was tying [sic] to get away from the weekly noise of the fireworks which shook my home in Westridge and scared my animals," Joyce Pieritz commented. "Now I'll probably not be able to sell my condo because of stdium [sic] noise and traffic. Bad placement." Sign up for daily and weekly newsletters and breaking news …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Stadium will be a privately funded venture; first pitch could be thrown in Spring 2014.
Officials announced Tuesday morning that a new Potomac Nationals stadium would be built at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge on Opitz Boulevard across from the hospital. The 6,000 to 7,000 seat stadium will be privately funded, Woodbridge district supervisor Frank Principi said. When completed, the stadium will bring in more than $200 million in private sector investment, said a press release from the county. The first pitch at the new stadium could be thrown in Spring 2014, he said. "This location here in Potomac Town Center truly makes this a preferred location," Principi said. Sign up for daily and weekly newsletters and breaking news alerts for Woodbridge Patch. Learn more here. Virginia Secretary of Transportation …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Could the new Potomac Nationals stadium be coming to Potomac Town Center?
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center is a current top choice for the new Potomac Nationals stadium, according to Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi's office. Tuesday at 10 a.m. various county entities will be holding a press conference on details on a "unique public-private partnership" for the Prince William County area at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. In total, representatives will be present from the Board of County Supervisors, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Potomac Nationals and PTC Roadside Development LLC. Sign up for weekly and daily newsletters and breaking news alerts for Woodbridge Patch. Learn more here. This press conference is just the first step in determining the new location of the stadium…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Prince William County Police are evacuating Pfitzner Stadium
Update. June 30: Chief Brodie released additional information concerning the fire Friday evening. It took fire and rescue units 30 minutes to contain the fire. The administrative offices on the second floor took on the most significant damage. "The building inspector has designated this area unsafe to occupy. Approximately six employees were in the building when the fire occurred and self-evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival," said Chief Brodie. "One employee was transported to a medical facility for smoke inhalation. The preliminary damage estimate is not yet available. A health inspector was also requested and responded to assist." Update, 6:40 p.m.: "The fire is out," said Curtis Brodie, Battalion Chief and Deputy Fire …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Potomac Nationals won two games in a row after their six-game losing streak.