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York Revolution bats stay red hot in third straight rout of Somerset Patriots

STAFF REPORT
  • York won its third consecutive game over Somerset in the series on Wednesday with an 11-3 victory.
  • The Revs got three RBIs from Ryan Dent, who went 3 for 5.
  • The Revs are now 1 1/2 games up on the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Freedom Division.

The Somerset Patriots probably can't wait to get out of York.

York Revolution shortstop Ryan Dent makes the throw to first for the put out on Aharon Eggleston of the Somerset Patriots, Sunday, April 30, 2017. Dent had three RBIs to lead York to an 11-3 win over Somerset on Wednesday night.. John A. Pavoncello photo

Unfortunately, Somerset still has to wait another day for that to happen. For the third consecutive night, the York Revolution carried hot bats into its game with the Patriots, winning 11-3 on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at PeoplesBank Park.

York (27-19) has now scored 29 runs in the first three games of the four-game series against Somerset (20-25).

As in each of the first three games, the offense came immediately for the Revs. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, York immediately answered with an RBI groundout by Telvin Nash to level the score.

That was just the start for York, while the Patriots found themselves on the receiving end of another offensive onslaught. 

Alonzo Harris put the Revs in front for good with an RBI single in the bottom of the second to make it a 2-1 game. Then, two more runs in the third extended York's cushion to 4-1.

After Somerset got a run back in the top of the fifth to make it 4-2, the bottom half is when the Revs finally broke it wide open with a four-run frame. Nash ripped an RBI double to make it 5-2 and was later brought home by Luis Cruz to make it 6-2. An RBI double by Ryan Dent and sacrifice fly by Travis Witherspoon plated another pair and by the time the inning ended, York's lead ballooned to 8-2.

The Patriots made it an 8-3 game in the sixth, but the Revs put the game to rest with a three-run bottom of the eighth. Jared Mitchell laced a two-run double in the inning and was later brought home by a Michael Burgess double.

Dent finished the night with three RBIs to lead York, while going 3 for 5 at the plate. As a team, the Revs pounded out 17 hits, with eight of the nine starters recording at least one hit.

On the mound, Steve Janas picked up the win, tossing 5 2/3 innings of three-run ball, two of which were earned. He exited the game in the sixth after getting hit in the hand with a come-backer, eventually giving way to Michael Click.

York moved to 1 1/2 games up on the Lancaster Barnstormers for first place in the Atlantic League Freedom Division after Lancaster dropped the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

The Revs will look to complete the four-game sweep of Somerset on Thursday, Aug. 24. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.