York Revolution's successful opening weekend ends with 3-2 triumph over Lancaster


The York Revolution finished off a successful opening weekend on Sunday, beating the rival Lancaster Barnstormers, 3-2.

The Revs won three of four over the Barnstormers.

York trailed for most of the game but pulled ahead late for its second comeback win in the series.

Lancaster scored first on Blake Gailen’s two-out RBI double in the third off York starter Dominic Severino. Lancaster starter Brooks Hall, meanwhile, faced the minimum and allowed just one hit to the Revs through three innings.

In the fourth, Anderson De La Rosa hit a solo homer to extend Lancaster’s lead to 2-0.

The Revs cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the fourth. Jared Mitchell led off the inning with a walk, stole second and got to third on Alexi Casilla’s infield single. Mitchell scored on Zach Wilson’s sacrifice fly.

There was no more scoring until the seventh.

Rubi Silva scores for the Revolution on a two-RBI hit by Luis Cruz in the seventh inning putting York up 3-2, Sunday, April 29, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

Hall’s day was done after five innings. He allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts. Severino went five innings as well, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts, becoming the first Revs starter to go five innings this season. Jake Ezell and Robert Carson each pitched scoreless frames in the top of the sixth and seventh, respectively, for the Revs.

In the bottom of the seventh, lefty Jared Lakind came out of the bullpen for Lancaster but only recorded two outs, exiting with runners at first and third. Right-hander Jesus Sanchez walked Ryan Dent to load the bases. Luis Cruz put the Revs ahead 3-2 on a two-out, two-RBI single, scoring Jose Tabata and Rubi Silva. Both runs were unearned after the Revs took advantage of an error in the inning.

Luke Westphal pitched a scoreless eighth for the Revs. The Revs then called upon Junior Rincon for the save in the ninth. Rincon struck out the first two before allowing a two-out single to Carlos Garcia, who stole second and advanced to third on Darian Sandford’s infield single. Sandford stole second to put two runners in scoring position, but Rincon stuck out Tyler Bortnick swinging to end the game to earn his first save of the season.

Revolution catcher Luis Cruz hugs pitcher Junior Rincon after York closed out the 9th inning on the Lncaster Barnstormers, beating them 3-2, Sunday, April 29, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

Carson (1-0) ended up with the win.

The Revs (3-1) have an off day Monday before opening a three-game series with the Road Warriors at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. That series features a day/night doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 11 a.m.