The York Revolution had every opportunity to win Tuesday night's game against the Sugar Land Skeeters.
But, much like it did the entire first half of the season, York found a way to lose it.
Despite Sugar Land committing four errors and leaving 12 men on base, the Skeeters still outlasted the Revs in a slugfest, 9-6, in front of 2,932 fans at Santander Stadium. The loss is the fourth straight for York, which fell to 1-4 in the second half of the season.
After spotting the Skeeters (3-3) a 4-0 lead through three innings, the Revs slowly chipped away at the deficit, like they've done so many times this season. But, also much like the majority of this season, as soon as they got to within a run, the pitching would falter and York would again find itself down multiple runs.
The Revs first got on the board with a two-run bottom of the fourth, courtesy of two unearned runs created by a two-out error. Then, an Andres Perez home run in the next inning, followed by an RBI single by Yeicok Calderon in the sixth, had York only down 5-4 after six.
But, a two-run top of the eighth again put the Revs in a hole. However, they continued to battle. York answered back in the bottom half of the frame after an RBI fielder's choice and an error allowed two runs to score and bring the Revs back to within one. However, two more runs by Sugar Land in the top of the ninth all but sealed York's fate. The Revs were all out of comeback attempts.
Logan Williamson fell to 3-6 on the year for the Revs. He tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs, all earned, on 10 hits, a walk and five strikeouts in the losing effort. Beau Vaughan and Edward Paredes relieved Williamson and combined to throw two scoreless innings, allowing York to get back into the contest. However, Stephen Penney and Josh Judy struggled, giving up four runs, all earned, on three hits and two walks over the final two frames.
Brandon Boggs and Bryan Pounds each had two-hit nights for the Revs, while Calderon drove in two of the team's six runs.
Skeeters' reliever Adrian Martin wound up with the win, pitching a clean seventh, improving his record to 3-2. Derrick Loop earned a five-out save, his sixth of the season. Chris Wallace hit a three-run home run for the second straight night, while Denny Almonte, Travis Scott and former York player Johan Limonta each had two RBIs.
Game three of the four-game series is Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Santander Stadium.