Revs swat Skeeters, 6-4


Joel Guzman's three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning helped lift the York Revolution to a 6-4 victory in Sugar Land against the Skeeters on Sunday.

Kent Matthes' two-run single capped a three-run bottom of the sixth that had Sugar Land leading 4-2 before the Revs got their at bats in the seventh.

Josh Wilson reached on a one-out walk to begin the big frame for York. After a Charlie Thurber strike out, Isaias Tejadas singled and moved Wilson to third. Michael Rockett scored Wilson with a single in the following at bat, cutting the Skeeters' lead in half.

Then, with a 1-0 count, Guzman took Ryan Mattheus deep to put the Revs ahead for good.

Guzman finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs for York.

Sugar Land was led by Matthes' 1 for 4, three RBI effort.

Starting pitcher Tony Pena tossed 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits, while striking out three and walking two. However, Scott Rice came on in relief and got the final out of the sixth inning and collected the win on the mound for York.

Sugar Land starter Roy Merritt surrendered two runs on eight hits, with seven strike outs and a walk over six innings. But his reliever, Mattheus, ended up with the loss.

The Revs are off Monday before traveling to Somerset for a three-game series with the Patriots beginning Tuesday.

York returns home on June 17 to face Bridgeport. That night is slated to be Bruce Arians garden gnome giveaway night. Arians is a York High graduate and is currently the head coach of the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals.