York's Lewis dominates Barnstormers in Revolution's 3-0 triumph
York's Rommie Lewis dominated the Lancaster Barnstormers on Sunday, throwing a five-hit shutout in the Revolution's 3-0 victory.
It was the best start of the season for Lewis, who is now 4-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.13.
In front of an announced crowd of nearly 4,500, Lewis threw 106 pitches, striking out four.
Luis De La Cruz provided all the offense the Revs would need with an RBI single to center in the fourth, scoring Nick Ferdinand. Ferdinand later homered in the sixth. Ferdinand has gone yard twice in his first three games with the Revolution.
The Revs tacked on a run in the eighth on a Ferdinand single, scoring Andres Perez.
The Revs will look to make it back-to-back victories Monday at Santander Stadium. York lefty Logan Williamson (1-3, 2.43) goes up against Barnstormers right-hander Bryan Woodall (1-3, 5.60) at 6:30 p.m.
Notes: The shutout win is the first of the season for the Revs. ... Lewis threw 73 of his 106 pitches for strikes, notching his first career shutout. His only other complete game occurred in 2003 with Frederick. Lewis walked one in the game and recorded 13 ground outs. ... It was the Revs' first complete game since Matt Neil went the distance at Somerset on June 3, 2014. It marked the sixth shutout in Revs history and first since June 8, 2013, when Chris Cody tossed a seven-inning shutout in Camden. It is the Revs' fourth complete game nine-inning shutout and first since Chris Waters one-hit Sugar Land on the road, Sept. 18, 2012. ... Perez doubled to right field with one out in the eighth, breaking the Revs career record for doubles with his 83rd, surpassing former teammate Ramon Castro. ... Ferdinand (2-for-4) has recorded multi-hit games in each of his first three contests with York and is now 8-for-14 at the plate. ... At 2 hours and 4 minutes, the game lasted just two minutes longer than the quickest nine-inning game in club history. It marks the quickest nine-inning game in Santander Stadium history. ... Lancaster has now been shut out in back-to-back games, four of its last six, and five of its last seven on the road, having scored just one run in those seven road games. .... York now leads this season's War of the Roses series, 6-2, having won each of the last four meetings. The Revs improve to 90-74 all-time vs. the Barnstormers, 48-35 at Santander Stadium. ... York is now 31-17 vs. Lancaster with a 19-6 mark at home in three seasons under manager Mark Mason. ... Lewis is now 3-0 in three starts against the Barnstormers this season, having allowed just two runs (one earned) in 19.0 innings. ... York (17-25) jumps half a game in front of Lancaster (17-26) for third place in the Freedom Division.