The York Revolution continued its playoff push on Thursday night with a come-from-behind 6-3 win in Camden against the Riversharks.
York has now won 10 of its last 14 overall, while finishing a seven-game road trip with a 5-2 record. The Revs will return home on Friday evening to begin the final regular-season home series of the year, hosting the Somerset Patriots at 6:30 p.m.
The game was scoreless into the sixth, with both starting pitchers excelling.
York spot starter Wade Korpi was dominant, allowing just two hits in 41/3 innings, retiring all 13 batters faced in between those two hits, while walking none and striking out a season-high seven.
Camden starter Bryan Corey took a shutout into the seventh, making the final start of his 18-year pro career on Thursday evening, after announcing his retirement before the game.
The Riversharks scored three times in the bottom of the sixth for a 3-0 lead, as Chris Walker led off the inning with a home run to left-center against his former team, his 12th home run of the season. Later in the inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, Jake Eigsti slapped a 1-2 pitch into right field for a two-run single.
The Revs responded with three in the seventh to tie it. With one out, Chris Nowak drew the only walk from Corey, ending the starter's night. Jeff Fiorentino then greeted reliever James Houser with an infield single, and with two outs, Salomon Manriquez lined a two-run double down the left-field line to break up the shutout, bringing York within a run, while also extending his hitting streak to nine consecutive games. Scott Grimes then welcomed reliever John Lujan to the game with a game-tying RBI double to deep right-center, tying the score at 3-3.
The Revs went right back to work in the eighth, scoring three more times to claim the winning margin. Liubiemithz Rodriguez led things off with a single to center, and Joe Thurston followed by chopping a ground ball over first baseman Brian Burgamy's head and down the right-field line for a double, landing runners at second and third with no outs. A wild pitch from Lujan brought Rodriguez home with the go-ahead run, and with one out, Nowak nailed a two-run homer down the left-field line, his eighth homer in the last nine games, and league-leading 33rd of the season, the most by an Atlantic League hitter since 2007. It also gave him a league-leading 99 RBIs for the season.
Revs reliever Adam Thomas (8-2) earned the win with a scoreless eighth, now owning the Revs' single-season wins record by a reliever by three victories over the next closest. R.J. Rodriguez fired a scoreless eighth, and Ricardo Gomez worked a perfect ninth to earn his 15th save.
The Revs can secure a potential wild-card playoff berth by beating Somerset in Friday's series opener. York still needs Sugar Land to be eliminated from contention in the Freedom Division's second-half race in order to officially clinch a postseason berth, as any combination of four Lancaster wins or Sugar Land losses will eliminate the Skeeters. The Revs are still very much in the thick of the division race as well, now just three games behind Lancaster for first place.
York's Chris Cody (10-13, 4.30) will face Somerset's Doug Arguello (6-7, 4.09) in Friday's opener at 6:30 p.m.