Press Release:
Heavy Overnight Rains Flood Field
June 12, 2011

(WOODBRIDGE, VA) A torrential downpour flooded the field at Pfitzner Stadium on Sunday night and caused the postponement of Monday night’s game between the Potomac Nationals and Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The two clubs will make the ballgame as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday, [June 14] beginning at 6 P.M.

The deluge began several hours after the P-Nats wrapped up their sweep of the Salem Red Sox Sunday afternoon. Within minutes of the massive rains beginning, the entire field and surrounding warning tracks were flooded and covered by inches of water. Heavy winds whipped tarps out of place and literally soaked the playing surface.

With the safety of Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers players their chief priority, the Potomac Nationals elected to postpone Mondays game. Pfitzner Stadium’s newly installed drainage system combined with forecasted sunny skies will have the surface in playing condition by Tuesday night’s first pitch.

Fans with tickets to Monday night’s game can redeem them with the P-Nats ticket office for any other game except for July 4th. To do so, they can call the ticket office at 703-590-2311.

The opening game in Tuesday night’s twinbill will pit righthander Cameron Selik against Justin Grimm. First pitch is scheduled for 6 P.M., and the gates will open at 5.