York Revolution's Atlantic League season ends with victory, but no playoff berth
The 2018 York Revolution season ended on a winning note on Sunday afternoon.
The Revs captured a 6-1 victory over the Somerset Patriots in front of an announced crowd of 3,413 fans at PeoplesBank Park.
Despite the win, however, York will not get a chance to defend its Atlantic League championship. The Revs were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday night.
York ended the second-half Freedom Division race at 36-27, good for a second-place tie with Lancaster, four games behind Sugar Land (40-23), which won both the second-half and first-half Freedom titles.
Lancaster, however, earned the wild-card playoff berth over York by virtue of having a better overall record for the season. Lancaster was 74-52 overall, while York was 68-58.
The other Atlantic League playoff teams are Liberty Division second-half champion Long Island and Liberty Division first-half champion Somerset.
In Sunday's win, Alonzo Harris (three hits, homer, three RBIs, two runs) and Melky Mesa (two hits, double, RBI, run) paced York's eight-hit attack.
Six York pitchers scattered 11 hits. Jailen Peguero (3-5) got the win with a shutout inning of relief. Michael Click, Jonathan de Marte, Ricardo Gomez and Dustin Richardson each added one shutout inning in relief. Starter Carl Brice went four innings and allowed one run.
The first six hitters in York's lineup on Sunday each finished with a batting average of .300 or more: Harris (.304), Henry Castillo (.310), Mesa (.337), Telvin Nash (.338), Isaias Tejeda (.303) and Welington Dotel (.317).
York finished the year hitting .277 as a team.