The York Revolution turned a scoreless game into a blowout, winning the series finale over the Camden Riversharks, 12-0, on a hot Wednesday afternoon at Santander Stadium.
Coming off their most lopsided victory of the season, the Revs will head out on a six-game road trip beginning on Thursday night at Somerset.
Wednesday's game remained scoreless through the first 5 1/2 innings, at which point the Revs had managed just three total runs through the first 23 innings of the series, and had been held scoreless over the previous 12 innings of play. That all changed in a big way when the Revs erupted for four runs in the sixth, before doing one better with five in the seventh and adding three more on a pair of homers in the eighth to punctuate the whitewash.
York's 12 runs tied a season high, while the Revs' 17 hits established a new season best. It tied the Revs' second-biggest shutout victory all-time and is their largest shutout victory since September, 2010.
Corey Thurman (5-3) worked six shutout innings, all while the game was still scoreless, allowing just four hits to earn his 61st win with the Revs, one shy of tying Lincoln Mikkelsen for second most in Atlantic League history. He will enter his next start five innings shy of reaching 900 total with the Revs.
The offense came alive when Justin Greene led off the sixth with a bloop hit and Wilson Valdez followed with a bunt single, aided by a defensive lapse from the Riversharks who were late to cover first base. Eric Patterson was the first to break through with an RBI single to right, plating Greene, while Valdez also scored on the play when right fielder Ryan Strieby's throw to third base bounced away for an error. With one out, Patterson stole third and scored on a single to center by Bryant Nelson. Tim Battle added a two-out RBI double to right center, giving York a 4-0 lead.
Singles by Alberto Espinosa, Greene and Valdez loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, and the Revs took full advantage. Patterson lined a two-run double past a diving Zach MacPhee in left field for the first two runs and Nelson added another two-run double on a shot down the right-field line. Ofilio Castro chipped in with an RBI groundout and the lead ballooned to 9-0.
Espinosa cranked a solo homer to left center in the eighth, his first of the year, and Patterson launched a towering two-run homer onto the lawn in right center to round out the scoring with a bang.
Camden threatened the shutout when Bryan Pounds doubled to deep center and moved to third on a wild pitch to start the ninth, but reliever Ian Durham recorded a pop up and two strikeouts against the middle of Camden's order to finish the Revs' fifth shutout win of the year.
York's top five hitters in the lineup combined to go 14-for-24 with eight RBIs and 10 runs scored. The second through fifth hitters each had three-hit days. Patterson led the team with five RBIs, tying the most by a Revs hitter in a game this season.
The Revs will send lefty Logan Williamson (2-3, 2.87) to the mound on Thursday night, against Somerset southpaw Matt Maloney (5-4, 3.02). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
Notes: Greene (2-for-5) notched his 26th multi-hit game of the year, maintaining his league-best batting average at .385. He has hit safely in 11 of the last 12 games, batting .426 (20-for-47) during that stretch. ... Garcia went 3-for-5 with a double and is 7-for-9 over his last two games. He is also now batting .545 (18-for-33) over his last nine games, and .398 since June 9, raising his average to a season-high .291. ... Nelson went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and is now batting .462 (12-for-26) on a six-game hitting streak. He now has six multi-hit games in his first 11 games with the Revs.