The York Revolution made sure that extra innings weren't necessary on Wednesday night.
After Southern Maryland scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to cut York's lead to 5-2, the Revs exploded for five runs in the top of the eighth, ending any possible Southern Maryland comeback hopes, en route to an 11-2 victory at Regency Furniture Stadium.
The Revs had played consecutive extra-innings games at Southern Maryland on Monday and Tuesday, splitting those contests. York is now 5-2 on its pivotal eight-game road trip.
In total, York (22-17) brought 10 men to the plate in the eighth. The Revs loaded the bases and then went station-to-station, first getting an RBI single from Eric Patterson, followed by a bases-loaded walk by Brandon Boggs. Andres Perez and Yeicok Calderon both drove in runners with RBI singles and then Bryan Pounds drove home the last runner on a sacrifice fly. By the end of the inning, York's lead went from 5-2 to 10-2 and it had a win securely in its back pocket. For good measure, Boggs drove in Luis De La Cruz in the top of the ninth to push the Revs' lead to 11-2.
York got the bats going in the top of the second with two runs on back-to-back RBI singles by De La Cruz and Jose Constanza. The Revs extended their lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth, when Telvin Nash scored an unearned run on a Wilson Valdez fielder's choice. Then, in the top of the fifth, York tacked on two more runs, this time courtesy of a Pounds two-run home run.
The Blue Crabs (14-25) didn't get on the board until the bottom of the seventh, first off a Keith Castillo leadoff home run and then on a Zach Wilson RBI single. After the Wilson single, Revs starter Logan Williamson (7-9) was lifted from the game, pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, both earned, on seven hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Ty'Relle Harris relieved Williamson, pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, allowing just two walks and striking out three. Beau Vaughan came in for the final inning and canceled out a walk with a strikeout.
Offensively for York, De La Cruz went 4-for-4, Boggs had a three-hit night and both Patterson and Calderon each recorded two hits. In total, the Revs pounded out 16 hits.
The win also keeps York within three games of the first-place Lancaster Barnstormers in the Atlantic League Freedom Division.
The Revs will conclude their road trip with the final game of the four-game series against Southern Maryland on Thursday. York will try to make it three out of four in the series, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium.