Jesse Hoorelbeke's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning forced the York Revolution to settle for a four-game split in their weekend series with Somerset.
The Patriots took the finale 3-2 in front of 7,390 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Father's Day.
The Revs will now return home to open a seven-game homestand on Monday at 6:30 p.m. against the Sugar Land Skeeters. That game will mark the return of Revs' manager Andy Etchebarren, who missed the series in Somerset after being suspended for four games by the Atlantic League for a recent incident with an umpire. Pitching coach Mark Macon managed in Etchebarren's absence.
Etchebarren is expected to manage Monday night vs. the Skeeters, before missing at least three more games after he undergoes back surgery on Tuesday. The Revs' skipper is hoping to return for Friday's game vs. Freedom Division-leading Lancaster.
On Sunday, the Revs trailed 2-0 in the second inning after Hoorelbeke and Yusuf Carter each homered to left field.
York answered in the top of the third, tying things at 2-2 on a Chris Nowak single through the left side.
Neither team scored again until the bottom of the ninth, when with one out, Freddie Bynum singled to left and stole second, prompting York to intentionally walk Jeff Nettles, which paved the way for Hoorelbeke's winning knock. Adam Thomas took the loss, allowing one run in a third of an inning. Patriots reliever Chase Wright (2-0) earned the win with 12/3 scoreless innings. Right-hander Carlton Smith also went 21/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Derell McCall, who allowed two runs, only one earned, in five innings.
Revs' relievers allowed just one run in 61/3 innings. Yunior Novoa fired four scoreless frames in relief of spot starter James Houser, who tossed the first two innings of the game, striking out four and allowing the two solo homers. Ricardo Gomez did not allow a run in 12/3 innings, maneuvering around a leadoff double by Aaron Mathews in the bottom of the eighth, with help from Kris Regas, who struck out Joe Holden to strand Mathews at second. That kept the game tied.
York pitchers allowed just six runs in four games in the series, and have allowed only eight runs over the last six contests.
Revs lefty Matt Chico will make his York debut, starting against the Skeeters on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.