Hamburger Notches His Second Consecutive Quality Start
(York, PA– May 11, 2018) – The York Revolution (8-5) defeated the New Britain Bees (3-10) 2-1 at PEOPLEs Bank Park on Friday night in the opener of a three-game weekend series in the White Rose City.
New Britain starting pitcher Mark Hamburger (1-1) was dealt the tough luck loss, giving up two runs (one earned run) on six hits over six and two-thirds innings pitched, walking four and striking out five while tossing a wild pitch and hitting a batter. Despite the defeat, the right-hander tallied his second consecutive quality start on the young season. York starting pitcher Dominic Severino (1-1) earned the victory after firing six scoreless innings on just four hits allowed, striking out four. Junior Rincon retired all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth with a pair of strikeouts in the process to collect his third save of the campaign.
York took a 1-0 lead against Hamburger in the bottom half of the second inning when Welington Dotel hustled down the line from third base on a passed ball surrendered by New Britain catcher James Skelton. The Revolution added what turned out to be a key insurance run the home half of the third when Alexi Casilla drove home Jared Mitchell with a sacrifice fly on a terrific diving catch in centerfield by Darren Ford. The Bees cut the deficit to 2-1 in the top of the seventh when Conor Bierfeldt cracked an RBI single off the Arch Nemesis in left field that allowed Reid Brignac to cross the plate after he reached base by way of a walk to begin the frame. Brignac also laced an opposite-field double to the wall in left centerfield in the top of the fourth to extend his hitting streak to a team-high nine consecutive games overall. New Britain could not muster a late rally against the York bullpen, as the quartet of Jake Ezell, Luke Westphal, Ricardo Gomez, and Rincon tossed three strong innings to preserve the victory. Ford led the way offensively for the Bees with a pair of hits, including his second triple of the season.Photo provided courtesy of Joe Doll.
New Britain returns to the Hardware City on Tuesday, May 15th when they welcome in the Lancaster Barnstormers for the first time in 2018 to kick off a three-game midweek series and a six-game homestand. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 P.M. It will be another Two-fer Tuesday, where fans will have the opportunity to buy one ticket and get one FREE when purchasing online, over the phone, or at the Bees Ticket Office. CLICK HERE for tickets.
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