When times are tough, nothing seems to go right.
For the York Revolution, things could certainly be going better. One night after seeing a furious, late-game rally come up a run short against the Lancaster Barnstormers, the team was dealt another blow Tuesday night. Playing in the first game of a three-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, York surrendered a walk-off double to Michael Snyder, dropping a 5-4 result at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Snyder's walk-off hit ruined another game in which the Revs (17-27) overcame two one-run deficits. Michael Burgess tied the game at 4-4 with an RBI single in the top of the eighth, but York left guys on first and third in the inning after getting them there with only one out.
The inability to bring either man home came back to haunt the Revs when they dropped their second consecutive game.
York got the scoring started in the top of the second when Burgess led off the inning with a solo homer. The lead wouldn't last. Southern Maryland (23-21) immediately answered in the bottom half of the frame to level the score.
The see-saw battle continued when Alonzo Harris put the Revs in front by a run again in the top of the third on a single to make it 2-1. However, the Crabs would grab their first lead of the night in the bottom of the fifth, scoring twice to make it 3-2. But, York clawed back with a run in the top of the sixth to even things at 3-3, thanks to a Travis Witherspoon solo homer, but the excitement was short-lived. Southern Maryland regained its advantage in the bottom half of the frame, going ahead 4-3.
That lead would hold until Burgess tied the game in the eighth for the Revs, only setting up the Snyder walk-off blow.
Steve Janas had a decent outing for York, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with three walks and four strikeouts. Chase Huchingson took the loss, failing to record an out in the bottom of the ninth, allowing two hits and the game-winning run.
The two teams will be back in action on Wednesday when they get started at 6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium.