The York Revolution came from behind on Monday night to earn a series victory over the Sugar Land Skeeters with a 5-2 victory at Constellation Field.
The big moment came in the top of the seventh inning, when Salvador Paniagua and Mikey Reynolds each drove in a run on back-to-back, two-out singles. That broke a 2-2 tie and put the Revs (10-13) ahead for the first time all game and also for good. York tacked on an extra insurance marker in the top of the ninth, courtesy of a single by Brandon Jones that scored Johan Limonta and brought the game to its final score. Julio DePaula pitched a perfect bottom half of the inning to earn his second save of the year and complete a 4-2 road swing for the Revs.
Dustin Martin got the scoring started in the bottom of the first, launching a two-run home run off of York starter Corey Thurman, giving the Skeeters (10-14) a 2-0 lead. But, that was all the offense Sugar Land would muster in the game.
The Revs began their comeback in the fourth inning.
Single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth innings brought York back to level terms. First, it was Andres Perez singling home Wilson Valdez in the fourth to make the score 2-1. An inning later, it was Paniagua driving in the first of his two RBIs on the night, doubling in Bryan Pounds to tie the game at 2-2.
The two runs got Thurman off the hook for the loss. He tossed 4 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits, five walks and three strikeouts. Matt Neil wound up earning his first win of the season for the Revs, recording four outs in relief of Thurman, only allowing one hit and striking out two. Leyson Septimo, Stephen Penney and DePaula each threw scoreless innings to shut the door on Sugar Land.
At the plate, Perez, Jones and Paniagua each recorded two-hit games, accumulating six of the team's 10 hits.
For the Skeeters, Andrew Carpenter took the loss, surrendering the two go-ahead runs for York in the seventh. He pitched one inning in relief of starter Shane Loux, who threw six innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits, a walk and striking out four. John Lujuan pitched a perfect eighth for Sugar Land and then Adrian Martin came in for the ninth, giving up one run on three hits.
The win not only capped off a strong road trip for the Revs, but it also helped them jump the Skeeters in the Freedom Division standings. York now sits 3.5 games back of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. York is heading home for a seven-game homestand.
The Revs are back in action at Santander Stadium on Tuesday night. They welcome the Long Island Ducks into town for three games. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.