Revs in sole possession of first place after rout of Skeeters
- York pounded out 17 hits in its 11-2 win over Sugar Land to move into sole possession of first place in the Freedom Division.
- The Revs scored in their first four at-bats, building a 10-0 lead over the course of those innings.
- Victor Mateo pitched six scoreless innings, holding the Skeeters to three hits.
It took until the fifth inning for the Sugar Land Skeeters to finally keep the York Revolution off the scoreboard in a frame.
It was that kind of offensive night for York and that kind of pitching disaster for Sugar Land.
When it was all said and done, the Revs rolled to an 11-2 win over the Skeeters at PeoplesBank Park, moving into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic League's Freedom Division.
York (8-6) scored in five of its eight plate appearances, putting up crooked numbers in three of them. The first came right out of the gates with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to grab a quick 2-0 lead.
After another run scored in the bottom of the second to make it 3-0, the Revs began blowing the game open in the third. Back-to-back doubles by Alexi Casilla and Isaias Tejeda made it 4-0, but that was only the beginning. Later in the frame with two outs, Dayron Varona brought home two more Revs to make it 6-0 and then got plated on a RBI single by Ryan Dent.
Leading 7-0, the offense didn't let up in the fourth, either. York tacked on three more runs thanks to a two-run triple by Luis Cruz and a RBI double by Jared Mitchell. Tejeda put a bow on the offensive show in the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to extend the Revs' advantage to 11-0.
Sugar Land's (5-8) only offense came in the top of the ninth when it plated a pair of runs off of York reliever Curtis Partch on a two-run single to avoid getting shut out.
The Revs hammered out 17 hits in the game, which included a pair of solo home runs, the one from Tejeda in the sixth and one from Mitchell in the second that hit off the top of the team's clubhouse in right field. All nine guys for York recorded at least one hit, with six of them having multi-hit efforts.
On the mound, Victor Mateo turned in a strong outing, pitching six scoreless innings, surrendering just three hits and a walk.
The two teams will be back at it on Friday night for the second game of the four-game series. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.