Long, wet Sunday ends with pair of Atlantic League baseball losses for York Revolution


It was a wet, long and ultimately disappointing day (and night) for the York Revolution on Sunday.

The Revs endured two rain delays, an 11-inning opener, a rain-shortened second game and two losses during an Atlantic League baseball doubleheader against the New Britain Bees at PeoplesBank Park.

Jay Gause made an effective start for the York Revolution on Sunday vs. the New Britain Bees, but got a no-decision. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

The doubleheader was supposed to start at 1:05 p.m., but did not start until nearly 2:45 p.m. because of a rain delay.

Then the Bees and Revs battled for 11 innings before New Britain emerged with a 3-2 victory.

There was another rain delay during the second game before York eventually dropped a 6-0 decision that was ended by rain after 5 ½ innings.

The second game ended at 9:24 p.m., which was more than eight hours after the first game was scheduled to start.

In the opener, York's Jay Gause made an effective start, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing four hits and two earned runs, but got a no-decision. He lowered his ERA for the season to 2.41.

Travis Witherspoon and Michael Burgess each had two hits and an RBI in the opener for York.

In the second game, York managed just one hit. The Revs’ defense, meanwhile, committed three errors, leading to five unearned runs.

The loss dropped the Revs to 8-7 on the season.