Melky Mesa's monster game powers first-place York Revolution to 19-1 home victory
- The York Revolution pounded out a 19-1 win over New Britain on Sunday.
- Melky Mesa led York with four hits, including three homers, to go with six RBIs.
- The first-place Revs improved to 11-5 in the Atlantic League second-half race.
Melky Mesa's monster game powered the first-place York Revolution to a dominating 19-1 triumph over visiting New Britain on Sunday afternoon.
Mesa finished with four hits, including three homers, to go with six RBIs for York, which improved to 11-5 in the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half race.
York scored seven runs in the first inning and eight runs in the fifth inning. The Revs led 19-0 after five innings.
York totaled 20 hits in all. Every player in York's lineup had at least one hit. Each of the first eight batters in the Revs' lineup on Sunday now boasts an average of at least .285.
The Revs' other offensive leaders on Sunday were: Telvin Nash (two hits, double, four RBIs, two runs), James Skelton (three hits, RBI, two runs), Henry Castillo (two hits, homer, two RBIs, two runs), Carlos Franco (three hits, homer, three runs, RBI), Welington Dotel (homer, three RBIs, two runs), Angelys Nina (two hits, two RBIs, two runs) and Zach Sullivan (two hits, double, two runs).
Mitch Atkins (6-4) pitched eight five-hit innings to get the win. He struck out five and walked none. He lowered his ERA to 2.92.
The game was played in front of an announced crowd of 1,972 fans at Peoples Bank Park.
York now goes on the road for seven-game trip at Somerset and New Britain. York's next game is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Somerset.
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