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York scores four unanswered runs to top Blue Crabs

STAFF REPORT
  • York scored the game's final four runs after trailing 3-0 in the third inning.
  • Micah Owings pitched 7 1/3 innings to earn the win.
  • Isaias Tejeda went 3 for 3 with a game-tying home run.

Spotting the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs a 10-0 lead after three innings proved to be too large a deficit to overcome for the York Revolution in Monday's loss.

Micah Owings, seen here pitching last season for the York Revolution, has signed with the Seattle Mariners organization.

However, a three-run hole was not too much to overcome on Tuesday night.

Trailing 3-0 going into the bottom of the third, York scored four unanswered runs to top Southern Maryland, 4-3, at PeoplesBank Park.

The tying and eventual game-winning runs were scored in the bottom of the seventh for the Revs (71-56 overall, 31-26 second half), with Isaias Tejeda leading off the frame with a solo homer to tie the game at 3-3. Josh Wilson later brought home Michael Rockett on a sacrifice fly to put York ahead, 4-3.

The back end of the bullpen finished the job. Ricardo Gomez stranded the potential tying run at third base in the eighth for York and then Mike DeMark continued his remarkable season as the team's closer, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to get his 34th save.

Southern Maryland (53-75, 27-31) scored all of its runs in the top of the third inning off of Revs' starter Micah Owings. But the three-run deficit didn't last long for York. It got two of the three runs right back in the bottom half of the frame on a two-run singled by Jared Mitchell. That sparked the comeback for the Revs and it was also the only problem inning for Owings, who went on to pitch 7 1/3 innings, surrendering three runs, one earned, on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.

York had nine hits in the contest, with Tejeda leading the way with three of them in his 3-for-3 performance, while Travis Witherspoon collected two of his own.

The Revs and Blue Crabs will play two more times to complete the four-game series, with the third game set for Wednesday night at 6:30 at PeoplesBank Park.