Revs end losing skid with thrilling win over Camden
Andres Perez singled up the middle with two outs in the ninth inning, helping to lift the York Revolution to a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Camden Riversharks on Wednesday evening at Campbell's Field.
The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Revs, who will now go for a series win on Thursday night before continuing their road trip to Sugar Land for the weekend.
The Revs trailed 1-0 into the seventh inning. Eric Patterson led off the seventh with a double to right field for York's only extra-base hit of the night. Bryan Pounds then perfectly executed a ground ball to second base, advancing Patterson to third with one out. Brandon Boggs, batting fifth in the order for the first time this season, drilled a line drive to deep center for a sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1-1.
York missed an opportunity to take the lead in the eighth. Brandon Jones singled to left to lead things off, and the Revs ended up with runners at second and third after a throwing error on Salvador Paniagua's sacrifice bunt. Reliever Michael Click rebounded to record a strikeout, a fielder's choice at the plate, and another fielder's choice to escape, however, keeping the game deadlocked.
The Revs would score against the Camden bullpen an inning later, doing so against closer Matt Gorgen (0-1). Patterson grounded out to start the inning, but extended his at-bat nine pitches long. Bryan Pounds then turned an eight-pitch at-bat into a walk. Boggs fought off a soft ground ball to second, advancing Pounds to second base in a clutch spot. Then with two outs, Gorgen got ahead of Perez 1-2, but Perez came through with the go-ahead RBI single to center, plating Pounds to give the Revs their first lead since the first inning the night before.
Josh Judy nailed down the much-needed victory with a 1-2-3 ninth inning including a pair of strikeouts for his third save.
York starter Shawn Hill was outstanding in a no-decision, allowing just one run on three hits while becoming the first Revs pitcher to go 7.0 innings in a game this season. He walked none and struck out three, while 16 of his 21 outs came on the ground including 14 of 16 at one point.
Beau Vaughan (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless eighth inning in relief.
Camden scored its run in the bottom of the third on Brandon Chaves' two-out RBI double looped to shallow left in front of Willie Cabrera's sliding effort for a 1-0 lead. Hill retired 11 consecutive batters after that hit.
Sharks starter Fu-Te Ni was also spot-on in a no-decision, matching Hill by allowing just one run on three hits in 7.0 innings. The lefty walked one and struck out seven. Ni did not allow his first hit until the fifth inning, and surrendered only the game-tying run plated by the Revs in the top of the seventh.
York out-hit Camden 5-4 one night after the two teams combined for 28 hits.
Notes: The five hits are York's fewest in a victory this season. It is their lowest scoring win of the year. ... Mikey Reynolds went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to eight consecutive games with a single in the sixth. ... The Revs pick up their first one-run victory of the season (1-2). ... York improves to 4-5 on the road, having won four of its last five away from home. ... The win is York's fourth comeback victory, and first in 12 tries when trailing after six innings. ... It is their second victory of the year when trailing after either the sixth, seventh, or eighth. ... It is the Revs' second victory in their last at-bat. ... York righty Anthony Lerew (1-1, 2.81) will face Camden right-hander Wes Torrez (1-0, 0.87) on Thursday night with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.