Strong effort by Northern York grad Lerew wasted in Revolution's loss to Lancaster
Northern York High School graduate Anthony Lerew turned in another solid effort on Wednesday evening, but his York Revolution teammates supported him with just two hits.
The result was a 3-0 loss to the Lancaster Barnstormers in Atlantic League action at Santander Stadium in front of an announced crowd of 3,393.
Lancaster's Joe Gardner (1-1) threw seven innings of one-hit ball in just his second start of the season.
The two rivals finished with a 2-2 split in the four-games series.
Andres Perez came up with the lone hit against Gardner, a single in the bottom of the fourth.
Lerew (3-2) went six innings and struck out seven, but took the tough-luck loss. Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Luke Hughes each had RBI hits against the Revs' right hander in the first and third innings, respectively.
Revs' reliever Mike DeMark also gave up a Cavazos-Galvez RBI single in the eighth.
The Revs attempted a rally in the ninth, with shortstop Wilson Valdez doubling off the Arch Nemesis in left to lead off the inning against Lancaster closer Scott Patterson. The scoring threat would end there, though, when Shannon Wilkerson popped up to first, Perez struck out swinging and Bryan Pounds grounded out sharply to second.
The Revs wrapped up the eight game homestand at 3-5, dropping their record to 18-27.
Up next for the Revolution is a five-game set in Sugar Land, Texas, including a doubleheader on Saturday to make up for a rainout on May 15. Right-hander Matt Neil (1-2, 4.91) gets the nod for the Revs in Thursday's opener, while right-hander Sean Gallagher (0-4, 3.71) will take the hill for the Skeeters. First pitch is set for 8:05 p.m.
Notes: Lerew has gone at least six innings, allowing just two runs and striking out at least seven in back-to-back starts despite not winning either outing. ... York fell to 7-4 against Lancaster with the loss. ... DeMark's outing was his second of the year and first since April 25. The run charged to the right-hander in the eighth was unearned. ... Patterson's save was his first of the year and 30th all-time with the Barnstormers. ... It marked the first time the Barnstormers have shut out the Revs since Aug. 25, 2013, and first time at Santander Stadium since June 22, 2012.