The York Revolution and Lancaster Barnstormers began the day with the resumption of Friday’s suspended game, as York came back from down 5-1 to win it 6-5 in walk-off fashion, before falling 9-4 in game two, splitting the doubleheader in front of 5,031 at PeoplesBank Park on Sunday.
Revs storm back in Game 1: Lancaster led the game 5-1 in the top of the fifth when Friday’s game was suspended.
Logan Williamson took over for Steve Janas when things resumed on Sunday, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings to keep his team in the game.
Meanwhile, the momentum from Saturday night’s win carried over as Angel Franco took Rommie Lewis deep to left for a two-run homer in the fifth, to cut the deficit to 5-3.
The offense continued to chip away. In the seventh it was Ryan Dent coming through with a single up the middle to score Luis Cruz and then Travis Witherspoon took Cody Hall deep the opposite way in the eighth, tying the game at 5-5.
Hawtin Buchanan and Ricardo Gozmez held the fort in the eighth and ninth, respectively, bringing the offense back to the plate with the game tied. Franco began the inning with a double off the Arch Nemesis to quickly put the winning run in scoring position. Dayron Varona followed with a single through the left side and then Cruz skied a pitch to deep right field, which was dropped by Lastings Milledge, but would’ve plated the winning run regardless, as he was credited with a sacrifice fly on the Revs’ first walk-off of the season.
York can't complete sweep: The Barnstormers responded with the long ball in game two.
Sean Halton launched his 13th of the year, a three-run shot to left to plate Blake Gailen and K.C. Hobson who each reached with singles, as Lancaster jumped ahead 3-0 in the first.
Hobson then added a solo home run in the third, his league-leading 20th of the year, to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Revs responded with an unearned run in the bottom of the third as Ryan Dent reached on an error and was brought home on an Alonzo Harris single to left-center, to put the Revs on the board at 4-1.
With two down in the fourth, Curtis Partch hit Tyler Clark with a pitch and then walked Rico Noel, setting up Gailen for a three-run blast to push the deficit to 7-1.
The Barnstormers would add a solo home run from Josh Bell in his first at-bat of the season in the sixth and then a final blow in the seventh on a passed ball, allowing Hobson to come in from third after reaching on a triple.
The Revs would rally in the seventh with three hits and an error, breaking up the complete game bid from Barnstormer starter Brad Bergesen. Varona came through with a bases-clearing three-run double, prompting the move to the bullpen, but Kaohi Downing prevented anything more, securing a 9-4 Barnstormer win and a doubleheader split. The Revs took two of three in the series and have now won six of their ten games against the Barnstormers, the most against any opponent this season.
York will hit the road for a four-game set in Bridgeport beginning Monday night at 7:12 p.m. when Jay Gause (1-0, 5.06) makes his first start for the Revs.