Revs suffer loss to Southern Maryland, drop out of first place in Freedom Division
- York dropped out of first place with a 4-2 loss to Southern Maryland.
- The Blue Crabs scored three runs in the bottom of the third to break a scoreless tie and build an insurmountable lead.
- Logan Williamson pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, in taking the loss for York.
The York Revolution's time atop the Atlantic League's Freedom Division was short-lived.
One night after leap-frogging Southern Maryland for the top spot, the Blue Crabs returned the favor, claiming a 4-2 win over the Revs at Regency Furniture Stadium on Tuesday night.
York (6-6) was done in by one bad inning, which came in the bottom of the third. Southern Maryland (6-5) struck for three runs off of Revs' starter Logan Williamson to break the scoreless tie.
It would prove to be plenty of run support. York struggled to manufacture any offense in the game.
The Revs finally got on the board in the top of the fifth, but it wasn't on a series of hits. Instead, Alonzo Harris connected for a double and then came home on a pair of wild pitches to make it a 3-1.
Southern Maryland would reclaim its three-run cushion when it scored off of Williamson with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, chasing Williamson and extending its lead to 4-1.
York did bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth to make things a little interesting. With two outs, Jared Mitchell singled to keep the game alive and then a Luis Cruz triple scored him to make it 4-2. Carlos Triunfel came up representing the tying run, but grounded out to first to end the contest.
Williamson nearly added another quality start to his resurgent year, but the run in the seventh prevented that. He still went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and three walks before handing things over to the bullpen.
Gaby Hernandez was strong on the hill for the Crabs, pitching six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and fanning nine hitters.
The two teams will conclude their three-game series with the rubber game on Wednesday night, with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium.