York, PA – The York Revolution (10-9) overcame three different deficits to defeat the Somerset Patriots (13-5) 11-9 from rain soaked Sovereign Bank Stadium on a soggy Tuesday evening. The contest featured two different rain delays that totaled 57 minutes and Somerset snapped their five game winning streak.
In the top of the second inning designated hitter Mike Wilson slugged a solo home run (2) to deep left-center field to give Somerset an early 1-0 advantage.
The Revolution quickly responded in the ensuing half inning as designated hitter Wilson Batista blooped a RBI single to right field to tie game at 1-1.
Third baseman Jake Fox slugged his Atlantic League leading seventh home run of the season as his two run blast over the 38 foot high wall in left field allowed Somerset to take a 3-1 lead in the third inning.
In the bottom of third inning the Revolution strung together five consecutive singles with two outs to take a 4-3 lead. Shortstop Andy Gonzalez had a RBI single and Batista had a two RBI single.
Somerset rallied to jump in front plating four runs on four hits in the top of the fourth inning. Catcher Adam Donachie hit a RBI double, center fielder Ahron Eggleston roped a two RBI single up the middle and an additional run scored on an error by second baseman Andres Perez making the score 7-4.
The Revolution chipped away at the deficit scoring a pair in the home half of the fourth frame as Perez atoned for his error by socking a two RBI double down the left field line to make the score 7-6.
The Patriots added to their lead in the top of the fifth inning as Wilson hammered his second homer (3) of the game as it was a two run blast to dead center field upping the score to 9-6 in favor of Somerset.
York catapulted in front to plate four runs on four hits and bat around in the sixth inning to take a lead which they would not relinquish. Third baseman Andy Marte tallied a RBI via a sacrifice fly, a run scored on a wild pitch, Batista laced a RBI single and the decisive run scored on second baseman Jonny Tucker’s fielding error making the score 10-9 in favor of York.
York scored an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning as first baseman Salvador Paniagua slapped a RBI single to expand the lead to 11-9 which would be the final.
Yunior Novoa (2-0) earned the win. Brandon Braboy (1-1) suffered the loss. Stephen Penney notched his second save of the season.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, May 14th when the Patriots return home for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.