The York Revolution couldn't overcome one bad inning from starter Logan Williamson in Monday's game against the Lancaster Barnstormers.
Williamson allowed four runs in the bottom of the third, setting York behind by a deficit it couldn't make up, dropping the final game of the four-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 4-3, and earning the two rivals a series split.
Williamson has had his struggles this year and the third inning was no different. It was his only bad inning of the night, but it was disastrous for the Revs (17-26). Williamson surrendered all four runs in the frame, giving up three hits, a walk and hitting a guy to stake Lancaster (25-19) to an early 4-0 lead.
York chipped away at the deficit, finally getting on the board in the top of the seventh. Jared Mitchell did the damage with a two-run homer to cut the Barnstormers' lead in half, 4-2. Then, in the ninth inning, the Revs looked like they were at least going to force extra innings after Travis Witherspoon doubled home Derrick Robinson to cut the deficit to only one, while simultaneously putting the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position. However, Angel Franco grounded out to first to end the rally attempt.
Williamson wound up working into the sixth inning, going 5 2/3 innings. All of his runs and half of his hits were surrendered in that rough third inning. Manny Corpas got the final out of the sixth inning and then Hawtin Buchanan and Ricardo Gomez each pitched scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth to keep the Revs within reach.
York out-hit Lancaster, 9-7. Michael Burgess, Robinson and Mitchell each had two hits for the Revs.
York will stay on the road on Tuesday, when it begins a three-game series at Southern Maryland. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium.