Hill helps Revs earn twinbill split with Southern Maryland
Shawn Hill got a second chance at Southern Maryland.
After rainstorms erased Hill's initial start Tuesday night, with the Blue Crabs leading the York Revolution 5-0 after one inning and Hill on the hook for all five of those runs, he was given a chance to redeem himself.
He got the start in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader at Southern Maryland's Regency Furniture Stadium; and he didn't disappoint.
Hill tossed four innings of one-run ball to help York earn a split, taking the second game, 5-1.
Nick Ferdinand continued to swing a hot bat and got the Revs (21-38) off to a quick start in the nightcap by launching his sixth home run for the club. It was also his 12th extra-base hit for York and extends his hitting streak to 11 games.
Despite giving the run right back in the bottom half of the inning on an error by Ferdinand at third base, Hill and the Revs bounced right back, scoring three runs in the top of the third to take a 4-1 advantage. Andres Perez drove in two runs on a single, followed by Brandon Boggs bringing in another run by legging out an infield single.
That was plenty of offense for a York pitching staff that rebounded nicely from an ugly first game. Hill, despite not earning the win, only allowed three hits and struck out four. Relievers Mike DeMark, Stephen Penney and Josh Judy combined to allow just two hits over the final three innings to nail down the win.
Game 1: In the first game of the doubleheader, a four-run bottom of the third inning for Southern Maryland was enough to grab hold of the lead and not relinquish it, cruising to the 8-3 win.
After escaping a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the second unscathed, York starter Logan Williamson couldn't work out his troubles in the third. The four-run third wasn't the only inning where Williamson ran into trouble, either.
After the Revs got a run back in the top of the fourth, Williamson's struggles continued, as he followed up his bad third with another poor start to the fourth, in which he allowed two more runs, despite not registering an out in the inning.
Another lone run in the top of the fifth was all the offense York could muster up in a comeback attempt, as Southern Maryland (33-25) tacked on two more runs off insurance in the bottom of the sixth.
Williamson lasted three-plus innings, allowing six runs, all earned, on eight hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Frank Gailey worked two innings of perfect ball in relief of Williamson, striking out two. Newly acquired Santo Manzanillo gave up two runs, both earned, on three hits, while striking out one.
Nick Ferdinand and Yeicok Calderon each got credited with RBIs in the game, while Shannon Wilkerson was the only York hitter to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.
The two clubs will play the rubber game of their three-game set on Thursday, with first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m.