York drops series opener to Somerset in a rainy affair
Fresh off a thrilling, come-from-behind victory at Sugar Land on Sunday night, momentum seemed to be left on the plane for the York Revolution on Monday.
York spotted the Somerset Patriots a 5-0 lead before even coming to bat in Monday's contest, dropping a 10-3 result at PeoplesBank Park.
Revs' starter Micah Owings immediately buried his team in a hole, allowing five runs in the top of the first inning, four of which came with two outs in the frame. After that, Owings settled in, managing to throw five innings and not surrendering a run after the rocky opening frame, but it was enough of a deficit to prevent another dramatic York (48-39) comeback.
On Sunday, York plated seven ninth-inning runs to rally past Sugar Land, 11-7.
There was no comeback magic on Monday, however.
Monday's game stayed put at 5-0 into the seventh inning when Somerset (49-39) tacked on two more runs off of reliever Luis Perdomo to make it 7-0. The only time the Revs ever got their bats going in the contest came in the bottom of the eighth when they did all their damage. Jared Mitchell drove home the team's first run on an RBI triple. An error on the play allowed him to come home and score as well. That was followed by a two-out solo home run by Kevin Rivers to make it 7-3, giving any fans left in attendance a glimmer of hope that York could possibly string together some more late-game magic two nights in a row.
However, Julio DePaula had a rough top of the ninth for the Revs, allowing three Patriots' runs to help them restore their seven-run cushion and put the game out of reach.
The game was delayed 61 minutes after the top of fifth because of rain.
Rivers and Keith Castillo each recorded two hits in the contest for York, accounting for four of the team's seven total hits.
The second game of the three-game series between the two clubs is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park on Tuesday night.