After blowing 6-0 lead, Revs still manage 8-7 walk-off win over Skeeters
It's probably not how York Revolution manager Mark Mason would've drawn it up.
At this point, however, York will take a win anyway it comes.
On Wednesday night, the Revs (2-4) blew a 6-0 advantage, but thanks to a Bryan Pounds' walk-off single, they snapped a four-game losing streak with a thrilling 8-7 win over the Sugar Land Skeeters in front of 2,993 fans at Santander Stadium.
Pounds' two-out single came off of Sugar Land reliever Robbie Weinhardt and scored Mikey Reynolds, capping off a wild slugfest.
York erupted for six runs in the bottom of the third, which was highlighted by Nick Ferdinand's three-run home run, his eighth of the season. But it didn't take the Revs long to give all of it right back.
The Skeeters (3-4) immediately responded by scoring four runs off York starter Matt Neil in the top of the fourth to make it 6-4. Then, after Pounds pushed the Revs' lead back to three with a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth, York's lead was entirely erased in the sixth, when Sugar Land produced a three-run frame.
After that, both teams' bullpens pitched effectively, quieting opposing hitters until, finally, the Revs moved a runner into scoring position in the bottom of the ninth and set the stage for Pounds' heroics.
Pounds and Ferdinand each went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for York, with Eric Patterson and Brandon Boggs driving in the other two runs.
Revs' starter Neil only lasted five innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Reliever Dan Bartlett struggled, surrendering three runs, all earned, on four hits in only two-thirds of an inning. After that, Beau Vaughan, Edward Paredes, Tony Pena and Tyrelle Harris combined to pitch 3 1/3 scoreless innings, with Harris earning his first win with York.
Skeeters' starter Josh Greer tossed five innings, allowing seven runs, all earned, on seven hits, a walk and two strikeouts. Three relievers after him combined to shut down the Revs, before Weinhardt served up the game-winning single to Pounds. Weinhardt fell to 1-2.
The two clubs will conclude their season series with a matinee affair on Thursday, with York looking to salvage a split in the four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Santander Stadium.