WP: R. Schreurs (2-0), LP: O. Santos (3-3), SV: S. Penney (4), TIME: 3:11
(York, PA. August 5th 2015)— After a
seven game homestand Southern Maryland returned to the road for the first time
since July 26th and falling to York in game one of a four game set
by the 6-5 final.
Southern Maryland took an early 1-0 lead on a Jovan Rosa RBI
double. The Blue Crabs then put up a three spot in the top of the
fourth. After Casey Frawley doubled, Antone DeJesus followed with a
single to score Casey to make it 2-0. Three batters later after a Fred
Lewis single, and Casey Stevenson walk, Zach Wilson hit a sacrifice fly to
score DeJesus. A couple of batters later with the bases loaded, Jovan
Rosa walked to score Fred Lewis to make it 4-0.
The bottom of the fourth, York started a streak of scoring
four consecutive innings. In the bottom of the fourth, the Revolution
scored on an Andres Perez solo homerun. In the bottom of the fifth, with
two runners on Luis De La Cruz scored on a Wilson Valdez RBI groundout.
York put up two runs in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Mikey
Reynolds walked. The next batter Andres Perez doubled to score Reynolds
to make it 4-3. LHP Trey Barham was pulled out of the bullpen and two
batters later, with two outs Luis De La Cruz lashed a single to right field to
score Perez to tie the game at 4-4.
The Blue Crabs attempted to rally in the top of the seventh
pushing a run across to tie the game at 5-5. The Revolution took the lead
in the bottom of the seventh. Jose Constanza started the rally with a
line drive single that triggered Blue Crabs manager Stan Cliburn to call
Orlando Santos out of the bullpen. Wilson Valdez dropped down a bunt to
put Constanza in scoring position. Eric Patterson walked, and the next
batter Brandon Boggs lifted a fly ball to right deep enough to score Constanza
to make it 5-4. Patterson stole second to get into scoring position, and
Bryan Pounds banged out a single to score Patterson to make it 6-5.
RHP Stephen Penney picked up the save to secure the victory
for the Revolution. York out hit Southern Maryland 11-10, while neither
starting pitcher factored in the decision.
Game two of the series will commence tomorrow at 6:30.
LHP Brian Burres (5-6, 3.31) will start for Southern Maryland, while LHP Rommie
Lewis (7-7, 3.67) will throw for York.