Nats Season Ends in Playoff Game against Athletics. ARLINGTON, VA, June 12, 2012 /NATSweb/ -- The Majors Nationals season came to and end Tuesday night as they fell to the Athletics in the playoffs. This year's team showed great improvement on the field and in their character as a team. Their first place finish in the American League was the franchise first pennant since 2001. Team captains John 'Bandit' Merlene, Mac 'Freak' Mulock, and Chris 'Buster' Kane along with Aidan 'Pudge' Martin, Jack 'Flash' Witherell, 'Cool Hand' Luke Nardini, and Sam 'Rocky' Colaccino will all be missed but not forgotten as they all graduate to the 90 foot diamond next season. Isaiah 'Satch' Mefford, Alex 'Speedy' Simmons, Toby 'Tigger' Heidrich, Alex 'Spaz' Sisson-Postma, and Andrew 'Chick' Hawkins are a formidable nucleus returning to next season's team. The player's and coaches would like to thank all our fans for their support this season it is greatly appreciated.