The York Revolution set a new record at Santander Stadium on Wednesday. But it's a mark they'd surely rather soon forget.
York's 11-9 loss to Long Island in front of 2,774 fans marked the Revs' seventh straight loss at home this season. That breaks the old club record of six straight home losses, set July 7-16, 2012.
Conversely, the Revs have won seven of their last nine on the road. The Revs are also now 1-4 against the Ducks this season.
Thursday's game against Long Island, the third of a current seven-game home stand, is set for an 11 a.m. first pitch. The Revs then begin a four-game set against Southern Maryland on Friday.
The wheels came off for York in the fourth inning. The Ducks scratched out a lengthy series of singles to turn an 8-1 deficit into a 10-8 lead, chasing York starter Anthony Lerew in the process.
A two-run single from Lew Ford was book-ended by RBI singles from Reggie Corona and Cody Puckett, respectively. Also with RBI singles in the fourth were Jon Griffin, Prentice Redman and Jose Morales.
Griffin had previously hit an RBI double in the first inning for Long Island's first run and finished the night 2-for-6 with three RBIs. Corona was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Lerew, a Northern York High School graduate, lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up six earned runs on seven hits while striking out four and walking four. Beau Vaughan, who came on in relief of Lerew with one out in the fourth, was hit hard in his 2/3 of an inning. Vaughan gave up four earned runs on five hits and took the loss.
The Ducks used 10 pitches in all on Wednesday, with Tommy Organ being the beneficiary of being in the right place at the right time during his inning of work to collect the win.
Things started off well enough for York. The Revolution jumped out to an early 8-1 lead after three innings thanks to some serious power at the plate.
Leading the way in that offensive onslaught was Eric Patterson, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning and another two-run shot in the second inning. Patterson wasn't alone in the home run department. Johan Limonta hit a two-run blast of his own in the third inning and Andres Perez also put one out, hitting a solo shot in the first inning.
Patterson finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Limonta was also 2-for-4, driving in two runs and scoring once.