Revs waste 16-hit effort, drop game, series to Southern Maryland
- York lost a 5-4 decision to Southern Maryland, giving the Blue Crabs a 3-1 edge in the four-game series.
- The Revs out-hit the Blue Crabs, 16-6, in the game.
- York pulled to within one run in the bottom of the ninth, but saw the game end on a double play.
Looking for one more comeback to cap its four-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Thursday night, it wasn't in the cards for the York Revolution.
Trailing by two entering the bottom of the ninth, York began to threaten. The Revs got to within one, but a double play ended the game, giving Southern Maryland a 5-4 win at PeoplesBank park and the series win.
The first three batters of the bottom of ninth reached base for York (22-38), with the third, Alonzo Harris, driving in Ryan Dent to pull the Revs to within a run. After a strikeout to Isaias Tejeda for the first out, Michael Burgess came up with a chance to be a hero. Instead, he rolled into the game-ending double play.
The two teams traded runs in the first inning to make it 1-1 and the game stayed that way into the fourth. That's when the Blue Crabs (34-25) scored twice to make it 3-1, but it only held up until the bottom of the fifth when York tied the game with a pair of runs in the frame.
Southern Maryland added a run in the top of the eighth to regain a one-run advantage and then the insurance marker in the top of the ninth proved to be the difference.
The Revs out-hit the Blue Crabs, 16-6, but didn't make theirs count nearly as much as Southern Maryland did.
York will now get set to host the rival Lancaster Barnstormers this weekend in the latest installment of the War of the Roses Battle for the Community Cup.
First pitch in Friday's game is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.