If not for the short porch in left field in York, Chris Nowak might not have as many homers as he does in a Revolution uniform.
"It's a great place to hit. You get a few home runs over there that might not go out in other parks," Nowak said. "The energy here gets you going. It just so happens it happens here."
Still, the slugger has made good use of the left-field wall at Sovereign Bank Stadium, where the distance is 300 feet from home plate to the left-field foul pole.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night, Nowak took a 1-2 curveball from Sugar Land reliever Will Startup and launched it high over the wall. It marked his second homer of the game and his club-leading 22nd over the wall.
He hit his first homer of the game an inning earlier off of Skeeters' starter, and former Revs' pitcher, Michael Nix (4-10) to left-center. That dinger marked his 26th of the season, setting a new single-season club-record for homers and breaking the mark of 25 he set last year.
The effort helped York defeat the Skeeters, 8-3, to take Game 3 of the four-game series after Sugar Land won the first two games.
The Revs (65-57 overall, 29-23 in the Atlantic League second half) moved to within 41/2 games of Lancaster for first place in the Freedom Division second-half race, while going up six games on Somerset in the wild-card race.
Nowak: Nowak collected five RBIs on Wednesday, marking his fourth
"The two hits I had last night (Tuesday) I was jammed. So, I just moved up closer to the plate (Wednesday) because I felt I gotta be quick," he said. "The second home run I wasn't trying to hit it out. It was just like a line drive."
Pitching: Wade Korpi made his second spot start of the year for the Revs. Starting in place of Derrick Gordon (oblique strain), Korpi held Sugar Land (27-26, 56-67) to two runs on four hits in four innings. He also struck out two and walked two.
The Skeeters scored their third run on an error when York first baseman Johan Limonta dropped a pop fly in the eighth inning that would have been the third out.
Revs' relievers Stephen Penney (2-1), Kris Regas, Adam Thomas, R.J. Rodriguez and Ricardo Gomez combined to hold Sugar Land to no earned runs in five combined innings.
Next game: York will host Sugar Land in the series finale Thursday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Revs' right-hander Corey Thurman (11-3, 3.98 ERA) will face lefty Kelvin Villa (2-6, 4.94).
Game notes: The announced attendance for Wednesday's game was 3,249. .... A total of $5,975 was raised in a jersey auction benefiting the York YMCA.
-- Reach John Walk at email@example.com.