The York Revolution bats erupted for 17 hits in an 11-2 pounding of the Long Island Ducks at PeoplesBank Park on Tuesday night, Aug. 1.
The win, played in front of 2,526 fans, moved the Revs (14-11) to within two games of the first-place Lancaster Barnstormers (16-9) in the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half standings.
Lancaster lost to New Britain on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 4-2.
The Revs-Ducks game was scoreless until the fifth inning when York exploded for five runs to take control. After Long Island drew within 5-2, another five-run Revs' inning, this time in the seventh, put the game out of reach.
Isaias Tejeda paced York, going 4 for 5, including a homer, with three runs scored and two RBIs. Alonzo Harris (two hits, homer, three RBIs, two runs), Ryan Dent (three hits, RBI, run), Michael Burgess (two hits, RBI, run) and Dayron Varona (two hits, RBI, run) also had multiple-hit nights for the Revs.
Tejeda and Harris are tied for the team lead in homers with 13. Tejeda leads the team with 57 RBIs. Harris is hitting .331, while Tejeda is hitting .318.
Frank Gailey (9-7) picked up the win, going 5 2/3 innings, while allowing two earned runs. Chase Huchingson, Joe Van Meter, Ricardo Gomez and Michael Click combined for 3 2/3 shutout innings in relief.
York and Long Island will play the rubber game of their three-game series at 6:30 Wednesday, Aug. 2, at PeopleBank Park. After that game, the Revs go on a seven-game road trip at New Britain and Somerset.