Huge inning carries York Revolution to win, moves team back into sole possession of first

  • The York Revolution earned an 8-5 win over the Long Island Ducks on Thursday.
  • The win moved York back into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic League Freedom Division.
  • The Revs scored seven, third-inning runs, thanks in large part to shoddy defense by Long Island.

One huge inning proved to be more than enough for the York Revolution on Thursday night, Aug. 31.

The Revs, with the help of four Long Island errors, plated seven runs in the third inning en route to an 8-5 victory over the Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, New York.

The Revs won despite getting outhit 12-5 in the game.

York's win, combined with Lancaster's 6-1 loss to Somerset, allowed York (31-23) to move into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic League Freedom Division, one game ahead of the Barnstormers (30-24).

Michael Burgess drove in both of the Revolutions' runs in Sunday's 7-2 defeat against New Britain.

York trailed 2-0 entering the third when Travis Witherspoon walked to lead off the frame, followed by a single by Carlos Triunfel. An error moved both runners up a base. Alonzo Harris singled to drive in Witherspoon, with Triunfel moving to third. Alexi Casilla's RBI groundout plated Triunfel. 

Isaias Tejeda and Telvin Nash followed with walks to load the bases, setting the stage for the game's big blow, a two-run double by Michael Burgess. An error then allowed Nash to score and moved Burgess to third. Two more errors then allowed two more runs to score.

Jared Mitchell added an RBI single in the eighth for York.

Revs starter Victor Mateo allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings but didn't get a decision. York's bullpen, however, allowed only one run over the final 4 2/3 innings. Michael Click (3-1) hurled two-thirds of an inning to get the win. Joe Van Meter followed with one-inning of shutout relief. Chase Huchingson pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings and Ricardo Gomez pitched two-thirds of an inning without allowing a run. Brad Allen pitched the final inning and gave up one run.

York opens a four-game series at Bridgeport Friday, Sept. 1, before returning home for a three-game series vs. the Ducks on Tuesday, Sept. 5.