The York Revolution settled for a doubleheader split on Tuesday, Aug. 8, against the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
The Revs scored three times to break a tie in the top of the seventh, winning a thriller 4-1 in the opener, before dropping the second game 10-3, in front of 5,133 fans at TD Bank Ballpark.
The Revs have won six of eight games. York is now 19-13 in the Atlantic League second half and will conclude a seven-game road trip Wednesday night, Aug. 9.
York starter Steve Janas was excellent in the opener, and led 1-0 with two outs in the sixth before Aharon Eggleston connected on a game-tying line drive home run to right.
The Revs responded in a big way in the top of the seventh to secure the victory. Michael Burgess worked a walk to lead things off, and with one out, Dayron Varona singled to left. Patriots closer Ronnie Shaban recorded a fly out for the second out, but Carlos Triunfel came through on a 2-2 count with a clutch line drive single to left, plating pinch-runner Travis Witherspoon for a 2-1 lead. Ryan Dent followed with a two-run double down the left-field line, giving the Revs a 4-1 cushion.
Chase Huchingson recorded the first two outs in the bottom of the seventh. After a walk put two men on to bring the tying run to the plate, Brad Allen entered to retire Scott Kelly on a first-pitch foul pop to third, quickly chalking up his 16th save.
Janas (3-5) picked up his second straight victory and the Revs won the right hander’s third consecutive start. He allowed one run on five hits over six innings, walking none and striking out two.
Alonzo Harris' RBI single in the third accounted for York's other Game 1 run.
In the second game, the Patriots jumped out to a 10-0 lead after four innings and cruised to the win.
Alexi Casilla lined a bases-clearing three-run double down the right field line in the top of the fifth to produce all three York runs in the second game.
York starter Logan Williamson (5-8) suffered the loss, charged with nine runs (six earned) over 2 2/3 innings. He had won four of his previous six starts, and allowed no more than four runs in any of his previous eight outings since June 23, owning a 2.78 during that stretch before Tuesday’s defeat.
Revs righty Jay Gause (7-1, 2.39) faces Somerset right-hander David Kubiak (5-8, 3.82) at 7:05 Wednesday night, Aug. 9.