One night after being eliminated from playoff contention, the York Revolution dropped a 5-4 decision to the Somerset Patriots in front of 2,342 fans at Santander Stadium.
After Telvin Nash and Nick Ferdinand tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth with two solo home runs, Somerset (38-28) regained the lead in the top of the eighth on a Matt Field solo home run to open the frame.
York (38-28) had a golden opportunity to level the score in the ensuing half inning, getting the bases loaded with only one out. But, a strikeout by Ferdinand and then a ground out by James Simmons squandered any hopes the Revs had at drawing even.
York did bring the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but Patriots' closer Jon Hunton nailed down the save, his 32nd of the season.
Somerset opened the game's scoring in the top of the first, but the Revs eventually went on top 2-1 in the bottom of the third. Wilson Valez drove in Simmons on a fielder's choice and then Andres Perez drove in Eric Patterson with his league-leading 85th RBI of the season.
The Patriots regained the lead at 3-2 with two more runs in the top of the fourth and then extended their advantage with a run in the top of the sixth.
York starter Frank Gailey earned a no decision, pitching five innings of three-run ball, allowing five hits, with four walks and four strikeouts. Edward Paredes allowed one run in an inning of work and Ron Schreurs suffered his first loss with the Revs, allowing the winning run to score. He pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run on one hit and two walks. Tony Pena and Luis Perdomo combined to record the final five outs with no runners coming in to score.
Kramer Sneed started for Somerset, allowing four runs, all earned, in six innings, on five hits, four walks and four strikeouts. Daniel Sattler improved to 8-2 by earning the win, pitching a perfect seventh inning.
The second game of this season-ending series is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Santander Stadium.