Game 14: York 11, Somerset 5

The York Revolution found a two-fold solution to its troubles on the road.

Play fewer innings. And score a heck of a lot of runs.

The Revs jumped out to an impressive nine-run lead early in the first game of its doubleheader with Somerset Saturday and cruised to an 11-5 victory at Commerce Bank Park — a win that snapped a seven-game losing streak on the road. York, 6-8, only had to hold it together for seven innings after Friday’s game was washed out.

Keoni De Renne (pictured) — making the move to second base in this one — singled to lead off the game and came around on Travis Ezi’s double. Then Tyler Von Schell added a sacrifice fly later in the frame to give the Revs’ a two-run advantage. York added to its lead later when Patriots’ starter D.J. Mattox walked the bases loaded twice — once with Ezi up and once with Matt Padgett at the plate. Kenny Perez also added an RBI single, Luis Taveras launched his first homer of the year — a three-run shot — and De Renne made it back-to-back bombs with Taveras, hitting a solo homer of his own.

Wayne Franklin (pictured) improved to 3-0 after working through a third inning in which he allowed five runs. Both teams combined to score 10 runs in the third. Franklin’s final line wasn’t great (5 IP, 5 ER, 4K, 7H), but he set down seven in a row on two separate occasions to stay perfect on the year.

Nick McCurdy pitched a perfect sixth and Dave Veres worked around two walks in the seventh to close it.

York can regain sole possession of first place in the Freedom Division with a win over Somerset, 7-8, in the nightcap. Brian Adams, the reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, will make the start for Somerset against Aaron Myette.

Editor’s Note: Check back for a recap on Game 2 later.

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2 Responses

  1. Kenny Perez played shortstop with DeRenne moving to second, correct?

    Some fairly unexpected power tonight from DeRenne and Taveras. That’s what this offense needed.

  2. Correct. I think this will be a good move for the long term. I felt before the season started that De Renne was more suited for second, and Perez has a much better arm.

    Matt Dryer also played the field. He played first base in the second game and went 1-for-3.

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