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Surging York Revolution offense leads way to three-game sweep of Southern Maryland

  • The York Revolution earned a 10-8 victory over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Sunday.
  • York swept the Crabs in the three-game series.
  • York is averaging nearly 8.5 runs over its last seven games.

The York Revolution offense has suddenly caught fire.

The Revs stormed to their third straight victory on Sunday afternoon with a 10-8 triumph over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at PeoplesBank Park.

York Revolution outfielder Melky Mesa, seen here in a file photo, pounded out three hits on Sunday, including a double and a homer, while driving in three runs and scoring twice. He's hitting .324 on the season with a team-leading 17 homers and 72 RBIs. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

An announced crowd of 4,037 fans watched York improve to 23-21 in the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half race. More than 12,000 fans watched York sweep the three-game series.

The third-place Revs pulled to within 6 1/2 games of first-place Sugar Land (29-14). Cross-river rival Lancaster (22-19) sits in second place, just a half game ahead of York. Southern Maryland is last in the Freedom Division at 16-27.

The Revs have now scored 59 runs in their last seven games, an average of nearly 8.5 runs per game, going 5-2 during that stretch.

Offensive stars: In Sunday's win, York pounded out 13 hits, left by left-fielder Melky Mesa, who pounded out three hits, including a double and a homer, while driving in three runs and scoring twice.

For the season, the 31-year-old Mesa is hitting .324 with 17 homers and 72 RBIs. He leads York in homers and RBIs.

Second baseman Alexei Casilla has also been a hitting standout for York. He collected two hits, including a double, and two runs scored on Sunday. Casilla leads York with a .331 average, with three homers and 32 RBIs.

York Revolution second baseman Alexi Casilla, seen here in a file photo, had two hits and two runs scored on Sunday. He's hitting a team-best .331 on the season. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

First baseman Ryan Dent also enjoyed a strong effort Sunday, belting three hits, including a double and his 12th homer. Henry Castillo added two hits, with an RBI and a run scored, while catcher Tyler Clark slugged his sixth homer and drove in a pair of runs.

Troy Terzi (1-0) got his first win for York in his second professional start, allowing four earned runs over six innings.

Quick start: York jumped out to a 10-2 lead after four innings, scoring three runs each in the first and fourth innings and four runs in the third.

Southern Maryland made it interesting with three-run outbursts in the sixth and ninth innings, but couldn't overcome York's big early lead.

The Revs now go on the road for a three-game series at New Britain, before returning home to start at seven-game home stand starting at 6:30 Friday vs. Long Island.