Andres Perez powers York Revolution to dramatic win
Andres Perez crushed a walk-off three-run home run to give the York Revolution a 4-3 win over the New Britain Bees on Thursday night at PeoplesBank Park.
The win clinches the series for the Revs (13-8), who took the first from the Bees (8-12) on Tuesday before dropping the second on Wednesday.
Down two with men on the corners and two out, Perez stepped to the plate to face Bees closer Craig Stem. On a 1-1 slider, Perez sent a missile down the left-field line. The shot stayed fair, bounced off the top of an Arch Street roof and nearly reached the Codorus Creek by the time Perez had rounded the bases and was met by thrilled teammates.
The home run was Perez’s fourth of the season and the third walk-off moonshot of his Revs career.
The Revs opened the game with a quick strike for the second straight night. Isaias Tejeda kept his hot week going with a one-out double in the first inning. Telvin Nash shot a two-out double of his own down the left field line to bring Tejeda home, putting York up 1-0. Brandon Chaves tied it in the third with a solo home run down the right-field line. Neither team scored for the next four full innings.
York starter Jorge Martinez dueled with New Britain’s Kyle Simon through five innings, with each allowing a lone run on five hits.
Mariel Checo came on for York with two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh. Jarret Leverett matched Checo with two scoreless innings himself.
New Britain, however, plated two in the eighth to take a 3-1 lead. That set the stage for Perez's heroics.
Wes Alsup (1-0) earned his first win of the season after striking out two in a scoreless ninth.
Tejeda led the way on offense for York, going 3 for 4 with a double and a pair of runs. Nash also had three hits, while Perez and Bryan Pounds each put together two-hit nights.
Notes: The Revs have released Dallastown High School graduate Eric Thomas, who had been working with the team as a left-handed reliever. ... Alsup’s victory is his first professional win since Aug. 16, 2012, when he earned the W for the California League’s High Desert Mavericks (Advanced-A, Seattle) over the Lancaster Jethawks. ... York next welcomes Sugar Land to PeoplesBank Park for the second time this season and the Revs will send right-hander Matt Neil (1-0, 2.07) to the hill against the Skeeters’ Parker Frazier (3-0, 3.52) on Friday at 6:30 p.m.