York blanks Somerset to snap four-game slide

Patrick Strohecker
  • York snapped its four-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Somerset.
  • Ty'Relle Harris struck out eight hitters in 6 2/3 innings of work.
  • Mike DeMark picked up his 34th save in franchise history, a new club record.

The York Revolution got a strong pitching performance from Ty'Relle Harris to snap its four-game losing skid and down the Somerset Patriots, 2-0, on Thursday night at TD Bank Ballpark.

York Revolution's Ty'Relle Harris will return to the club for a third consecutive season and serve as a versatile option on the mound. Dawn J. Sagert photo

York (62-48 overall, 22-18 second half) got outhit by Somerset (60-51, 22-19), 9-5, but made its hits count on the scoreboard.

The Revs got on the board right out of the gates, striking in the top of the opening inning. Andres Perez singled home Jared Mitchell to spot Harris a quick 1-0 advantage, one that he would have no trouble making stand. Harris wound up pitching 6 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits, but most importantly, didn't allow any runs, while striking out eight.

For good measure, York gave him some insurance to work with in the top of the fourth when Bryan Pounds launched a two-out solo home run to push the Revs' advantage to 2-0.

Once Harris exited with two outs in the seventh, Scott Rice came in to finish out the inning, striking out the only hitter he faced. Manny Corpas pitched a clean bottom of the eighth, turning it over to closer Mike DeMark in the ninth. DeMark has been nearly automatic in save situations this year and Thursday was no different. He struck out two Patriot batters in the ninth to pick up his 30th save of the year and 34th in club history, a new franchise record.

York ended its four-game losing streak just in time to travel to take on the rival Lancaster Barnstormers in a weekend series. First pitch for Friday's game is 7 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium.