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Fresh off a 78-62 record, a first-half Atlantic League Freedom Division title and a postseason berth, it's hard to consider the 2014 York Revolution season as incomplete.

But, after a first-round playoff exit in five games in a best-of-five series against the Sugar Land Skeeters, it certainly felt that way to the players and coaches.

That sour end lingered in the players' mouths all offseason. So, now, they're using it as a motivator to fulfill some unfinished business.

The Revs will start the 2015 campaign at 6:30 Friday night against the Long Island Ducks at Santander Stadium.

"The goal for me is that we want to win a championship here," manager Mark Mason said. "That's what we want to do. We want to do that for our owners and for the fans and the organization in general and the players want to do it for themselves."

It's certainly the goal every team sets out to accomplish at the beginning of the season, but only a few realistically can say they have a chance. While it's not easy to gauge an Atlantic League team's championship prospects as it is for other professional teams because of the constant roster turnover, it's not hard to imagine the Revs as one of the favorites entering the 2015 campaign.

Notable returners: They're returning 13 members from last year's postseason roster and several more from the first-half team that won the Freedom Division. Among those returning players on offense and in the field is Eric Patterson, one of the many York players with major league experience, but he played the entirety of last season with the Revs.

Patterson adds a steady balance of speed and power to the York lineup in 2015, coming off a 2014 season in which he hit .301 with 15 home runs and a league-record 17 triples. It was the type of season that Patterson was thrilled to have, not just from a numbers standpoint, but also from a health perspective. Now, he's hoping to build off of it and work his way into a contract with a major league organization.

"I've said before, it was nothing I was looking to do coming into the year," he said. "But, once you get into a rhythm and your body and legs feel good, all the numbers and stuff kind of take care of itself. But, it was definitely something I'm proud of and hopefully I can build on it."