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York pounded by Somerset for fourth straight loss

STAFF REPORT
  • York allowed 13 unanswered runs to Somerset in a 13-2 loss.
  • Michael Rockett pitched the eighth inning, the seventh different position he's played this year.
  • The loss was the Revs' fourth in a row.

Wednesday night's game got so bad for the York Revolution that utility player Michael Rockett had to take the mound to finish it.

York Revolution's Michael Rockett, left, took the mound for the Revs on Wednesday night to close out the team's 13-2 loss to the Somerset Patriots. That was seventh different position he's played for the team this year. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The Somerset Patriots scored in six of eight offensive innings en route to a 13-2 thumping of York at TD Bank Ballpark, handing the Revs their fourth straight defeat.

After York (21-18 second half, 61-48 overall) struck first in the top of the second inning, Somerset (22-18, 60-50) scored the game's next 13 runs, including a five spot in the bottom of the eighth to add insult to injury. Bryan Pounds drove in Andres Perez with a double in the top of the second to push the Revs ahead 1-0. But, the Patriots answered right back in the bottom half of the inning to tie it at 1-1 and then scored three times in the bottom of the third and then once each in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 6-1 advantage.

York starter James Simmons lasted through the sixth inning, allowing six earned runs on nine hits, two walks and three strikeouts before giving way to Luis Perdomo in the seventh. Things were just as rocky for Perdomo, who went on to allow two runs in the seventh to push Somerset's lead to 8-1 before Rockett came in for the eighth. He surrendered five runs in the inning to see the Patriots' lead grow to 13-1 before Pounds brought home Perez for the second time in the game in the ninth to stop the run.

By taking the mound, Rockett has now played seven positions this season.

York will look to snap its four-game slide and avoid the four-game sweep to Somerset on Thursday when the two sides conclude their series at TD Bank Ballpark beginning at 7:05 p.m.