Revolution fall to Patriots, drop weekend series


The York Revolution's tough start to the regular season continued on Sunday in the rubber game against the Somerset Patriots.

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After the teams split the first two games of the series, Somerset grabbed the series win with a 4-1 victory over York at TD Bank Ballpark. The loss dropped the Revs to 6-10 overall, while the Patriots are now 12-5.

The start to the game made it look like York was going to have an offensive explosion after it plated a run in the top of the first. Alonzo Harris began the game with a double, which was followed by an RBI single from Angel Franco to make it 1-0 Revs two batters into the contest.

After that, however, York failed to plate another run, despite racking up 10 hits in the game.

Somerset immediately erased the Revs' lead with a run in the bottom half of the inning and then took the lead with a run in the bottom of the third. The Patriots grabbed insurance in the bottom of the fifth with another run and then salted the game away with a fourth run in the eighth.

York did get two men on base in the top of the ninth, bringing the tying run to the plate, but didn't bring any of them across.

Logan Williamson pitched a good game for the Revs in the start, going five innings and allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits, three walks and one strikeout. Melvin Mercedes, Michael Click and Joe Van Meter all pitched an inning in relief of Williamson, with Mercedes and Click each posting scoreless frames, while Van Meter allowed a run.

At the plate, Franco, Joel Guzman and Derrick Robinson each had two-hit games to lead York, but Somerset starter Logan Darnell did a strong job in scattering eight hits over six innings to allow just the one run.

The Revs will continue their road trip on Monday when they begin a series with the Long Island Ducks. First pitch for that game is set for 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark.