Rogers Reaches Base Safely In All Four Plate Appearances
(York, PA– August 7, 2018) – The York Revolution (13-14, 45-45) defeated the New Britain Bees (13-14, 46-44) 5-4 at PEOPLEsBank Park on Tuesday evening to even up the three-game series at a victory apiece. The first pitch of the ballgame was delayed one hour and fifty-seven minutes due to rain.
New Britain starting pitcher Rainy Lara (8-5) was tagged with the loss after surrendering five runs on seven hits (one home run) across six innings on the mound, walking one and striking out two. York starting pitcher Logan Williamson (5-3) picked up the win by firing six and one-third scoreless innings of baseball on just three hits allowed, walking two while striking out six. Grant Sides tossed a clean top half of the ninth inning, striking out a pair to secure his team-leading 12th save of the season.
York sent seven batters to the plate in the bottom half of the third inning against Lara, scoring four runs on four hits to take a 4-0 lead, highlighted by an RBI double from Melka Mesa, followed by a two-run home run to left centerfield off the bat of Telvin Nash as both hits were recorded with two men down. Trailing 5-0 in the top of the eighth, the Bees went to work against the Revolution bullpen as they answered the bell with ten men coming to bat, scoring four runs on four hits to get to within a single run at 5-4. With one out, Ryan Wagner singled, with Vinny Siena and Darren Ford following with walks to load the bases. Jonathan Galvez plated Wagner with a run-scoring hit, and Deibinson Romero responded with a two run double off the Arch Nemesis in left, allowing Siena and Ford to cross the plate. An RBI base knock from Jason Rogers scored Romero, and three batters later the bags were juiced once again for Jamar Walton. With the tying run ninety-feet away in Rogers and the lead run in scoring position in the person of Matt Tuiasosopo, Jamar Walton flied out to Jared Mitchell in right field on a 3-1 pitch to limit the damage courtesy of Joe Van Meter as the comeback fell just short with New Britain falling to 14-14 in games decided by a single run. Rogers led the way offensively for New Britain with three hits in the losing effort. Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
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