Game 68: Lancaster 9, York 8

Dramatic finishes seem to be the norm when Lancaster and York get together on a baseball diamond.

Friday night was no different and the Barnstormers delivered heartbreak to the step of the Revs’ dugout with an epic comeback.

Jutt Hileman’s RBI single in the 10th inning scored Danny Gonzalez and helped Lancaster rally from an 8-0 deficit to capture a 9-8 victory at Clipper Magazine Stadium. York had 14 hits and the 8-0 lead after six innings but only managed one hit the rest of the way while surrendering the biggest lead in franchise history. Lancaster also won by the same score not too long ago in comeback fashion on a Lance Burkhart three-run bomb.

Fans that attended the game endured a nearly two-hour rain delay before the game even got started. And then rain pelted the players steadily throughout a 3-hour, 50-minute affair that ended at 12:45 p.m.

Chris Ashby (pictured) went 3-for-6 with a solo homer and Matt Padgett also had three hits and an RBI. Shea Hillenbrand was 2-for-5 in his third game in a York uniform and Aaron Myette (six innings, six hits, three earned runs) gave manager Chris Hoiles a solid start — of course, that was before the bullpen was annihilated.

Dan Foli allowed an earned run over an inning in the seventh, then Jason Olson was roughed up for four earned in 2/3 of an inning. After Nick McCurdy turned in 1 1/3 with three strikeouts, the winning hit came off Matt Trent in the 10th. Trent fell to 0-4 on the year.

York will now have to win two games at home against the Barnstormers to finish tied with Lancaster in the first-half Freedom Division standings. Saturday’s game will feature York’s Frank Castillo against Lancaster’s Nick Renault.

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5 Responses

  1. I was curious about some former Revs in affiliated ball and I found these stats:

    Dave Gassner 0-4 6.75 ERA with AA Portland

    Kenny Perez .207 0 HR 3 RBI in 29 AB’s with AAA Colorado Springs

    Heath Totten 1-1 6.47 ERA with AAA Las Vegas

  2. Gassner has struggled since his first start and Perez was recently on the disabled list for a stretch.

  3. Perez will be back to this league in not time. I am not sure why a team signed him in the first place. There are guys playing now for the Revs that are better.

  4. What a game in Lancaster. Who would have thought the Rev’s would loss it. Come on Jeff, get game 69 up on here so we can talk!

  5. “Rev Fan” – Colorado signed Kenny Perez because they needed a shortstop to replace an injured player. The only other option for SS in York was Keoni De Renne and he already had double digit errors. So Perez was the best Rev player for the position they needed filled.
    Sure you could argue there were better shortstops elsewhere in the Atlantic League but apparently Colorado was watching York. Also, Perez played in the Pacific Coast League before so I’m sure they know what he’s capable of over there.

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