Revs' three-game win streak halted with loss to Ducks
- The York Revolution's three-game win streak ended Sunday with a 5-3 loss to the Long Island Ducks.
- The first-place Revs (74-58 overall, 34-28 second half) were denied a series sweep.
- Bryan Pounds hit a three-run homer in a losing cause for York.
The York Revolution made a bid at another late-game comeback but fell to the Long Island Ducks 5-3 in front of 5,570 fans at Bethpage Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.
The first-place Revs (74-58 overall, 34-28 second half) were denied a series sweep and their three-game winning streak came to a halt. York opens a four-game, three-day series in Lancaster with a doubleheader on Monday beginning at 6 p.m.
Trailing 4-0 through six innings, the Revs slashed the deficit to 4-3 in the top of the seventh behind a three-run homer by Bryan Pounds.
Down 5-3, York mounted a serious threat in the ninth. Pounds worked a leadoff walk and Josh Wilson drove a ground-rule double into the right-field corner, extending his hitting streak to a season-high nine games and placing the tying runner in scoring position with no outs. Ducks closer Amalio Diaz bounced back to strike out the next three batters.
York right-hander Micah Owings was perfect in five of his seven innings, but the Ducks used a pair of two-run frames vs Owings to build their lead. Owings (7-5) gave up four hits and walked none. His only four base runners all scored (three earned). He retired each of his final 11 batters, after setting down nine straight early in the game.
Jared Mitchell led the York offense, going 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Pounds was 2 for 3. Andres Perez went 2 for 4.
Notes: York’s four-game road winning streak is snapped, one short of matching a franchise record. ... Pounds is now 8 for 18 with six extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs and 11 RBIs, over his last five games. ... Mitchell has now hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, batting .394 (13-for-33). ... Wilson lost a seven-game RBI streak, two shy of a team record. It was the Revs’ longest streak since Chris Nowak drove in a run in seven straight games in June, 2012. ... Owings saw his personal four-game winning streak end, but he worked at least six innings for the eighth consecutive start, posting his sixth quality start on that stretch. ... York lefty Frank Gailey (5-4, 3.13) faces Lancaster southpaw Luis Gonzalez (1-0, 0.64) in game one of Monday’s doubleheader. Neither team has announced a starter for the nightcap.