Jason Repko leads Revs to 3-1 victory over Bees


Jason Repko homered in the third inning as the York Revolution bested the New Britain Bees 3-1 on Tuesday night at PeoplesBank Park.

It was the Revs’ fifth straight win at home and opened up a six-game homestand.

York Revolution outfielder Jason Repko has provided a major league veteran leadership presence in the York clubhouse this season.

Kelvin De La Cruz (3-1) picked up another win with five three-hit shutout innings, walking three and striking out two. Mike DeMark locked down his Atlantic League-leading seventh save by striking out the side in the ninth.

Michael Rockett brought the fireworks with his glove in the top of the second inning. With one out, Jonathan Roof laced a tricky fly ball toward the Arch Nemesis. Just inches from the wall, Rockett leaped and came down with the ball, avoiding head-first contact with the Nemesis and coming away with the web gem.

Josh Wilson singled to lead off the bottom of the third inning, then after a strikeout, Repko smashed a majestic home run over the Nemesis to make it 2-0. It was Repko’s third home run in his last four games.

After the first two men got aboard in the bottom of the fifth, Repko hit a sharp groundball to third and narrowly beat out the throw to first on a would-be triple play. Isaias Tejeda rewarded Repko’s hustle by banging a double off the wall in left center, bringing home the run to boost the lead to 3-0.

Repko got his turn to flash the leather in the seventh with a diving catch in right field to rob Greg Golson of extra bases.

Ty’Relle Harris shuffled the Revs (12-7) through a scoreless seventh and eighth before passing the baton to DeMark for the clincher.

Repko led the offense with the home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Bryan Pounds and Wilson each had two hits.

At 2 hours and 17 minutes, the Revs played their quickest nine-inning game since beating Bridgeport 2-1 in 2:09 last Sept. 5.

Mike McClendon takes the hill for York and will face Bees righty Josh Zeid on Wednesday night at PeoplesBank Park.