The York Revolution finished off the third three-game road sweep in franchise history on Thursday evening.
The Revs earned a 3-1 win at Southern Maryland and will return home to open a seven-game, six-day homestand. It begins with a War of the Roses showdown against the Lancaster Barnstormers on Friday evening.
The sweep is the second for the Revs this season, both on the road. It's the second time they've swept a road series in Waldorf, Md., and they closed the season series with the Blue Crabs by winning the final six meetings, all at Regency Furniture Stadium. The longest winning streak for the Revs in the history of the head-to-head series allowed them to finish the year with a 10-10 mark against their cross-division rivals, 8-4 in Maryland.
York right-hander Zack Segovia (1-1) was solid in his first start, allowing three hits and one run in 51/3 innings to earn the win. He walked none and struck out three, and only required 69 pitches to record 16 outs. Three relievers combined to hold the Blue Crabs hitless the rest of the way. The Revs combined on a three-hitter, matching the lowest total allowed in a nine-inning game by the staff this season.
Southern Maryland scored first in the bottom of the second.
The Revs went in front in the top of the sixth. Kody Kirkland led off with a double, and after Ofilio Castro worked a walk, Andres Perez drove in both runs with his league-leading 32nd double of the season, giving the Revs a 2-1 lead.
Salvador Paniagua homered to left on the first pitch in the ninth off reliever Jordan Conley to provide the insurance run.
Juan Rincon closed it out with his 21st save of the season, adding to his Revs single-season record. Rincon followed Stephen Penney who retired all six batters in two innings of relief. Edward Paredes was first in out of the bullpen, recording the final two outs of the sixth in relief of Segovia.
Friday's opener against the Barnstormers is set for a 6:30 p.m., with York lefty Chris Cody (10-6, 3.52) facing Lancaster southpaw Lenny DiNardo (5-7, 4.93).