The York Revolution made a late push, but came up short in their comeback bid Thursday night, losing to the Camden Riversharks 6-5 at Campbell's Field.
Down 6-3 heading into the ninth, Michael Hernandez worked a leadoff walk against Sharks closer John Lujan, and scored when James Shanks followed with a double. Shanks advanced to third on a throwing error by shortstop Jake Eigsti and scored on Travis Scott's single into left-center, bringing the Revs within one run. Kyle Haines sacrificed Scott to second with the top of the order to follow, but Lujan retired Brandon Haveman on a groundout, and after walking Scott Grimes, struck out Ramon Castro to end the game and record an adventurous league-leading 15th save.
Camden erased an early York lead with three runs in the third and two more in the fourth, and thanks to perfect setup relief, was able to make the lead stand. Leo Rosales, Josh Walter, and Zach Hammes all tossed 1-2-3 innings in the sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, helping to preserve the lead for starter Ricky Brooks (6-1), who earned the win after allowing three runs in five innings.
Castro blasted a solo homer in the first. It was his 11th home run of the season, moving him into a three-way tie with Chris Nowak and Andres Perez for the team lead, while he also picked up his league-leading 50th RBI of the season's first half. Perez added an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to 12 consecutive games.
Chris Waters (1-2) suffered the loss for the Revs, charged with four runs (one earned) in 22/3 innings.
Notes: The Revs fell to 10-7 in one-run games. They also lost a series opener on the road for just the third time in 10 tries. It was also only the sixth time all season the Revs lost when scoring the game's first run. ... It was the Revs' first visit to Campbell's Field this season. ... York's Omar Javier (0-5, 5.52) will face Camden's Bryan Corey (5-5, 5.34) in Friday's game at 7:05 p.m.