First-place Revs finish off 4-game sweep of Bluefish
- Jorge Martinez got the opening win for York, allowing one run over five innings.
- Mike DeMark earned a nail-biting save in the seventh inning of the opener for York.
- The sweep allowed York to finish off a 6-2 home stand.
The York Revolution not only swept a doubleheader against the Bridgeport Bluefish on Wednesday, but it also completed a four-game sweep.
York (9-6) knocked off Bridgeport (5-9), 7-5, in Wednesday's second game of the day-night doubleheader at PeoplesBank Park to conclude a 6-2 home stand and move a full game ahead in the Atlantic League's Freedom Division.
The first-place Revs got out to a quick start, putting up two runs in the bottom of the second and then three more in the bottom of the third. Keith Castillo and Jason Repko drove in the two runs in the second, while Telvin Nash launched a solo home run in the third and James Simmons and Castillo each drove in runs later in the frame.
The two teams traded runs in the fourth inning to give York a 6-1 advantage and the the Revs extended the cushion to 7-1 with a run in the seventh. Bridgeport made things interesting in the late innings, scoring twice in each of the eighth and ninth innings, but Daniel Carela ultimately shut down the Bluefish in the ninth to preserve the win.
Castillo and Nash led the way with two RBIs each, while Isaias Tejada led the team with a 3-for-4 night. Starter Tyrelle Harris spun five innings of one-run, one-hit ball, with the only run he allowed being unearned, while walking one and striking out four. Ron Schreurs relieved him, pitching his first multi-inning appearance on the year, and did so without allowing a run. Wes Alsup allowed two runs in his only inning of work, as did Carela.
Opener: In the first game of the day, York beat Bridgeport 4-3 in seven innings.
The Revs opened up the scoring in the bottom of the third. Salvador Paniagua took a 1-1 pitch and deposited it in the playground in left center field for a leadoff homer, his first of the season. Michael Rockett followed with a walk, then after a popout, Josh Wilson crushed a double off the wall in left center to plate Rockett and make it 2-0. Jorge Martinez (1-1) earned his first win of the season with five innings of one-run, six-hit ball. He walked none and struck out five on 70 pitches. Mike DeMark earned the save in the seventh inning.
Bridgeport cut the Rev lead in half in the fifth.
York took out insurance in the sixth, when Nash and Joel Guzman belted one-out singles, and James Simmons doubled home both to make it 4-1.
The Bluefish scratched two runs across with two outs in the top of the seventh, but DeMark shut things down with a game-ending strikeout for his fifth save of the season.
The Revs will now head to Southern Maryland, where they will begin a three-game series with the Blue Crabs on Friday at Regency Furniture Stadium.