Bats erupt in seventh inning as Revs knock off Bluefish
- York snapped a three-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over Bridgeport on Wednesday night.
- York scored eight runs in the top of the seventh to erase a one-run deficit and build a seven-run cushion.
- Isaias Tejeda and Travis Witherspoon each had four hits for York and Ryan Dent drove in five runs.
The York Revolution bats were due for a breakout game.
If there's been a major snag during York's rough first half to the Atlantic League season, it's been the team's ability to get plenty of hits, but fail to turn them into runs. That wasn't the case Wednesday night.
The Revs scored eight times in the top of the seventh to earn a comeback victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish, 12-5, at Harbor Yard.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for York (25-41).
The Revs entered the inning trailing, 3-2, but plated a pair of runs to take the lead before loading the bases with nobody out. The big knocks came from Ryan Dent and Alonzo Harris. Dent drilled a bases-clearing triple to make it 7-3 York and then, after he was plated by Travis Witherspoon, Harris delivered a two-run homer to make it 10-3. The home run for Harris was his sixth in the last 14 games.
The Revs weren't completely in the clear after the big half inning, however. Reliever Luke Westphal loaded the bases without recording an out in the bottom of the seventh, presenting Bridgeport (37-29) with a chance to get right back in the game. But, Ricardo Gomez replaced Westphal and retired the next three batters without allowing a run to keep the seven-run lead intact.
York added to its advantage in the eighth with two more runs, courtesy of a two-run blast by Dent.
The Revs pounded 19 hit and the two sides combined for 34. Isaias Tejeda and Witherspoon each had four-hit nights, with Tejeda recording three doubles and a triple. Eight of the nine starters for York recorded at least one hit.
The Revs and Bridgeport will wrap up the four-game series on Thursday at Harbor Yard with first pitch set for 7:12 p.m.