After blowing a 4-0 lead in Tuesday's loss to the Bridgeport Bluefish, the York Revolution offense made sure it wasn't going to let the same thing happen two nights in a row.
York jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Wednesday night against Bridgeport, but unlike Tuesday's loss, this time, the runs kept coming. The Revs scored seven more times over the next three innings, pounded out 13 hits in the contest and secured their first win of the second half of the Atlantic League season, 9-3, at Harbor Yard.
The big inning for York (41-32) came in the fifth inning with it already up 2-0. The Revs struck for four runs in the frame to build a 6-0 lead that set the tone the rest of the night. York batted around in the inning, which included a Joel Guzman RBI single, a Kevin Rivers bases-loaded walk, an Andres Perez RBI fielder's choice and then, lastly, a Josh Wilson sacrifice fly. Despite Revs' starter Micah Owings allowing three runs in the bottom half of the inning, that was plenty of run support for the team the rest of the way.
For good measure, York continued to add on runs, tacking on one in the sixth and two more in the seventh. An RBI double by Michael Burgess provided the offense in the sixth and a two-run double by Salvador Paniagua in the next inning made it 9-3 Revs.
Owings exited the game after the fifth inning to get the win, allowing the three runs, one earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts. York relievers Michael Click, Ron Schreurs, Jose Arredondo and Scott Rice did their jobs, getting the last 12 outs by allowing just two hits in the process.
Burgess led all York batters with a three-hit night, followed by two-hit performances by Jared Mitchell, Alfredo Marte and Paniagua.
The victory also helped the Revs avoid being swept in the three-game series against the Bluefish (32-41).
Next up for York is a four-game road series against the Sugar Land Skeeters that will take both teams into the All-Star break. First pitch for Friday's game at Constellation Field is set for 8:05 p.m.