York came back from its first off day in nearly a month with a 4-3 victory at Camden on a cool and misty night Wednesday.
The Revolution's win snaps a three-game losing streak and keeps York (26-20) within two games of Lancaster for first place in the Atlantic League Freedom Division. Camden and York will meet the next two nights in South Jersey before the six-game series shifts to York on Saturday night.
The Riversharks (17-29), who currently have the worst record in the league, opened the scoring Wednesday with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Held hitless through the first three innings, the Revs got things going in the fourth when Wilson Valdez led off with a triple to right-center and Eric Patterson followed with a single through the right side for his 25th RBI of the year, getting the Revs on the board. Chad Tracy added an RBI single to left field later in the inning, tying the game at 2-2.
The Revs plated two more in the sixth when Tracy lined a sacrifice fly to left and Jason Repko ripped an RBI double down the third-base line for a 4-2 lead.
The Riversharks inched back within a run on a two-out RBI single to left by Mike Albaladejo in their half of the sixth, but York's bullpen combined to retire the final 10 Camden hitters, securing the victory.
Starter Alain Quijano (5-3) earned the win, holding Camden to three runs in 5.1 innings and improving his ERA to 4.23 on the year in his league-leading 10th start of the season. His fifth win also moved him into a three-way tie for the most wins in the league thus far.
The save for closer Rommie Lewis was his league-leading 14th of the season. He extended his scoreless streak to 12 consecutive appearances.
Camden starter Wes Torrez (2-1) absorbed the loss, charged with four runs in 5.2 innings.
The Revs made the most of their five hits. They combined for all five in the fourth and sixth innings, the only two innings in which they scored. York improved to 8-6 when being held to five hits or fewer this season.
Game notes: Lefty Logan Williamson will make his Revs debut on Thursday night, facing Camden southpaw Jay Voss (1-2, 4.24 ERA), with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. ... The New York Mets on Wednesday demoted former York Revolution reliever Scott Rice to triple-A Las Vegas. There are now 12 former Revs competing in affiliated minor league ball, including nine at the triple-A level. There are no longer any former Revs in the major leagues.