The York Revolution continued their strong start to the second half of the season Tuesday night with an 11-5 victory against visiting Somerset.
The first-half Freedom Division champs improved to 2-0 in the second half of the season and 43-29 overall, now having won three of their last four games.
Everyone but center fielder Sean Smith had a hit in the victory. Five Revs batters had multiple hits, including leadoff man Justin Greene (3-for-5, triple, double, four RBIs, three runs scored) and first baseman Johan Limonta (3-for-5, triple, two RBIs, one run scored). Greene pumped his Atlantic League-leading batting average to .380 and finished a home run short of the cycle. York designated hitter Chad Tracy (2-for-4) hit his team-leading 10th homer of the season with a leadoff bomb in the fifth inning.
York broke out of a slump that saw the club bat just .230 in the last five games, totaling only 14 runs during the stretch.
The Revs collected 15 hits in their 38 at-bats Tuesday, good enough for a .395 batting average against four Somerset pitchers, one of whom was a position player who gave up three hits but tossed a scoreless eighth inning.
A 1-hour, 32-minute rain delay struck at Santander Stadium with one out in the top of the second inning, sending the 4,979 fans scurrying for cover in the concourse.
Patriots' starting pitcher Daniel Herrera gave up two runs in the first inning but didn't return following the delay. Matt Zielinski (7-3), who is normally a starter, replaced him but took the loss after surrendering nine runs (three earned) on 10 hits in five innings.
Right-hander Scott Gorgen got his first start in a Revs uniform. Gorgen was signed by York two weeks ago shortly after being released by Camden, where he posted a 7.11 ERA in 11 games (eight starts) this season. The former St. Louis Cardinals' prospect had a 1.93 ERA in four relief appearances for York coming into Tuesday.
The right-hander gave up a run in the first inning then retired the first batter of the second inning before the lengthy rain delay. Gorgen returned to the mound when play resumed around 8:15 p.m. and made it through the second inning unscathed before getting knocked around for three runs on three hits in the third inning.
Reliever Beau Vaughan went four innings, holding Somerset (46-25, 0-2) to a run on four hits with a pair of strikeouts. Relievers Mark Hendrickson and Stephen Penney each tossed a scoreless inning. Hendrickson improved his team-leading ERA to 1.88 in his 30th appearance this season.
Game notes: The Revs celebrated their two millionth fan Tuesday night. ... Left-hander Alain Quijano (7-4, 3.49 ERA) will get the start in Wednesday's series finale against right-hander Gary Moran (6-3, 4.97 ERA). It will be Quijano's third-straight start on three days rest.