Back home after a disappointing 2-5 road trip, the York Revolution didn't disappoint its home fans in Tuesday's game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
York erupted for 10 runs in the game and shut out Southern Maryland, 10-0, at PeoplesBank Park to kick start its six-game home stand in convincing fashion.
The Revs (18-14) opened the game's scoring with a run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. That lead ballooned to 4-0 in the bottom of the third thanks to a three-run frame and then became 6-0 after five innings. Then, if there was any question that the game wasn't already in hand, York blew it open with a four-run bottom of the sixth to open a 10-0 cushion.
Michael Burgess and Bryan Pounds each led York with three RBIs, with Burgess doing all of his damage with a bases-clearing double in the third. Pounds had a 3-for-5 night at the plate, including a homer in the bottom of the fifth.
In total, the Revs pounded out 16 hits and got multi-hit performances from Pounds, Isaias Tejeda, Joel Guzman, Andres Perez and Josh Wilson. Perez and Pounds each had three-hit nights, while Tejeda, Guzman and Wilson had two hits each.
York starter Jorge Martinez only surrendered four hits over six innings, while striking out three. Three relievers combined to hold the Crabs (11-20) to just two hits over the final three innings, with Frank Gailey, Michael Click and Beau Vaughan each pitching scoreless innings.
The Revs stayed in a tie for first place in the Atlantic Freedom Division standings with the Sugar Land Skeeters, which also won on Tuesday night, 4-3, over the Somerset Patriots.
The second game of the three-game set between York and Southern Maryland is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night at PeoplesBank Park.