York earns split of doubleheader against New Britain
The York Revolution earned a split of Tuesday's Atlantic League doubleheader against the New Britain Bees despite playing from behind in both games.
After failing to see its comeback attempt all the way through in the opening game of the twinbill at PeoplesBank Park, losing 7-6, York came back to rally and win the second game, 6-4.
In the second contest, the Revs (21-30) trailed the Bees (18-34) by as much as 4-0, but, unlike in the first game, they eventually took the lead in the seven-inning contest.
After cutting its deficit in half with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third, York jumped in front in the bottom of the fifth. The Revs scored three runs in the frame, capped by a two-run homer by Angel Franco to give them a 5-4 lead.
York added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with a lead-off homer by Carlos Triunfel.
Game 1: In the first game of the day, York nearly came all the way back from a 7-1 deficit, but ultimately saw its rally fall short.
Trailing 7-1 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Revs scored three times in the frame to pull to within 7-4 and make their ninth-inning hole more manageable.
It almost paid dividends. York scored twice in the ninth to trim its deficit to 7-6 and still had men on first and third with just one out. However, Isaias Tejeda flew out to shallow left field and Michael Burgess rolled a weak grounder to first to end the game and see the Revs drop the 7-6 result.
The costly inning for York in the contest came in the top of the fifth when it allowed five runs, allowing the Bees extend their lead from 2-1 to 7-1.
The two teams will be back in action on Wednesday night when they play the third game of the series. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.