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Rain-shortened triumph allows York Revolution to remain alone in first place

STAFF REPORT
  • York remained alone atop the Freedom Division standings with a 7-0, rain-shortened win on Tuesday night against Somerset.
  • Telvin Nash went 2 for 4 with three RBIs to lead the Revs' offense.
  • Frank Gailey was credited with a complete game, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball.

The York Revolution didn't even need a full nine innings to assure itself of remaining alone atop the Atlantic League Freedom Division standings for at least another night.

York Revolution's Telvin Nash, left, is out at first after a catch by Somerset Patriots' Mark Minicozzi during Atlantic League baseball action at PeoplesBank Park in York City, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Nash went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in York's 7-0 win over Somerset on Tuesday night to remain atop the Freedom Division standings. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Leading 7-0 after seven innings on Tuesday night, Aug. 22, the skies opened up in York, bringing the game between York and the Somerset Patriots to a halt. With no real let up in the rain for some time, the game was called, giving the Revs the 7-0 victory at PeoplesBank Park to remain a half game up on the Lancaster Barnstormers in the division. Lancaster defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, 7-0, on Tuesday night.

York (26-19) dominated the Patriots (20-24) in every facet of the game from start to finish. It didn't take the Revs long to build off of Monday's 11-2 victory, striking for a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Telvin Nash and Luis Cruz each plated runners with RBI hits in the frame to build a quick 2-0 advantage.

The game stayed that way until the bottom of the fifth when York's offense erupted for four more runs. Alonzo Harris singled home Jared Mitchell to make it 3-0 and he was later brought home by Alexi Casilla's RBI single. One batter later, Nash continued his big night with a two-run single, scoring Travis Witherspoon and Casilla to bring the Revs' lead to 6-0.

A Chase Simpson RBI double in the sixth capped the scoring, with all seven runs scored by York ruled as unearned.

The shortened game put an abrupt end to Revs' starter Frank Gailey's gem. Through seven innings of work, Gailey had allowed just one hit and three walks, while striking out four. The lone hit was a bunt single in the fourth.

Nash finished the night with three RBIs to lead York, while going 2 for 4 and raising his average on the season to .322.

The Revs have now taken the first two games of the four-game series. The third game is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at PeoplesBank Park.