No dramatics needed this time, but Revs still complete sweep of Camden
After earning back-to-back walk-off wins over the Camden Riversharks in the first two games of the weekend series, the York Revolution didn't need the dramatics on Sunday night.
Instead, York completed the series sweep, holding off Camden with a 5-3 win in front of 3,984 fans at Santander Stadium. The Revs improved to 9-8 on the second half of the season and have won five of their last six games.
Bottom-of-the-ninth heroics would've been in order for another York win had it not been for a two-run home run by Andres Perez in the bottom of the eighth to give the Revs some much-needed insurance. The homer gave them a 5-2 advantage.
After closer Josh Judy failed to record an out in the top of the ninth and allowed one run to score, Tony Pena relieved him and recorded the three outs necessary to seal the win and complete the sweep.
The Riversharks (3-15) got the scoring started in the top of the first, but instantly gave it back in the bottom half of the inning on Mikey Reynolds' first home run with York. The Revs tacked on solo runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, courtesy of a sac fly by Perez in the fourth and a sac fly by Eric Patterson in the fifth.
The offense, which has come on over the last week of play, was plenty for York starter Shawn Hill, who earned his third win of the season. He pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and one walk and notching five strikeouts. He's won his last two starts for the Revs since returning from the Pan Am Games, where he started and won a game for Canada over Cuba.
Relievers Edward Paredes, Luis Perdomo and Ron Schreurs combined to pitch the next two innings for York, allowing one run before Judy and Pena finished the job.
Reynolds and Yeicok Calderon had big days at the plate, with each collecting three hits and raising their season averages to .329 and .293, respectively. Perez finished the day with three RBIs.
Bill Murphy suffered his 11th loss of the season for Camden, despite allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, two walks and five strikeouts in six innings.
The victory keeps the Revs in second place in the Freedom Division, only a game back of the in-state rival Lancaster Barnstormers. For the weekend, York drew 13,793 fans to Santander Stadium, an average of 4,597 per game.
The Revs have a travel day on Monday, followed by a seven-game road trip that begins in Southern Maryland on Tuesday. First pitch for Tuesday's game against the Blue Crabs is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium.