Hagerstown sets 25-man roster, ready for opening night

The low Single-A Hagerstown Suns make their season debut tonight against the Rome Braves under new manager Patrick Anderson with game time at 6:35 p.m. from Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md.

Tonight’s pitching matchup is right-hander Nick Pivetta against right-hander Frank Lafreniere. Pivetta was 1-1 with a 2.91 ERA in nine games for the rookie-level GCL Nats and short-season Single-A Auburn. He was the Nationals’ 2013 fourth-round selection out of New Mexico Junior College.

The Nationals’ top-ranked top prospect, right-hander Lucas Giolito, will make his low Single-A debut Saturday night. Right-hander Austin Voth gets the call Friday and left-hander Hector Silvestre on Sunday. The other big right-hander, Jake Johansen, gets the ball Monday against Delmarva.

Here is a complete rundown of the Suns’ opening day roster:

Dixon Anderson
Andrew Cooper
Lucas Giolito
L.J. Hollins
Jake Johansen
Nick Pivetta
John Simms
Wander Suero
Austin Voth

Hector Silvestre
Matthew Spann
Justin Thomas
Jake Walsh

Spencer Kieboom
Craig Manuel

Wilmer Difo
David Masters
Khayyan Norfork
Drew Ward
John Wooten
Jimmy Yezzo

Isaac Ballou
Rafael Bautista
Estarlin Martinez
Wilman Rodriguez

Disabled List
RHP Cody Davis
RHP Wirkin Estevez
LHP Kylin Turnbull
OF Narciso Mesa

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