Game 73: Camden 3, York 1

If it were up to Darren Sack, his Camden Riversharks would play the York Revolution every day of the week.

Because the Revs are the only team Sack has seemed to figure out this year.

The right-hander pitched seven solid innings Thursday afternoon and only allowed one earned run in a 3-1 victory at Campbell’s Field that denied York its first three-game, road sweep in franchise history. Sack is now 3-5 this season and all three of his wins are against York. He is 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA against the Revolution and has a 7.52 ERA against the rest of the league.

Sack’s masterpiece came on a day when York’s Aaron Myette (5-6) also delivered quite the start. Myette (pictured) pitched eight innings, allowed three earned runs and tied a Revolution season high with 10 strikeouts. Aaron Rakers had set the season mark for strikeouts the night before and Myette now leads the Revs’ staff with 75 strikeouts.

York’s only offense came in the fifth on Chris Ashby’s sacrifice fly. The ‘Sharks got the first run across in the second when Richard Lewis scored on a wild pitch and Bobby Gandolfo’s RBI single in the fifth and Kyle Nichols’ RBI double in the eighth gave Camden all the offense it would need.

Jose Enrique Cruz extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 2-for-4 performance and Matt Padgett went 2-for-4, but York missed out on several opportunities to score. In the second, York had runners on second and third with no outs but didn’t score a single run. Instead, Sack struck out three in a row to end the threat.

The loss snapped a four-game win streak for the Revolution (2-1, 32-41) and Camden (1-2, 41-32) broke a five-game losing streak with the victory before an announced crowd of 4,043 on Camp Day.

Player of the Game: Darren Sack (Camden). Sack beat the Revs for the third time this year and outdueled Myette, who turned in his sixth quality start in seven outings. Sack entered the day with a 2-0 record and 0.77 ERA against the Revs this season and although he has split time as a starter and reliever this year, one thing’s obvious: Whenever the Revs come up on the schedule, Sack should be thrust into the rotation.

Notes: Myette had runners on second and third with only one out in the fifth but escaped the jam with two strikeouts. His 75 strikeouts are 11 more than Rakers (64) and 12 more than Corey Thurman (63). … Kennard Jones had a rare off-day, although he got on base twice via walk. Jone was officially 0-for-3. … The combo of Matt Dryer, Luis Taveras and Sam Rosario combined to go 0-for-9 with three walks. … Camden’s Kyle Nichols finished 3-for-4. … York will now travel to Southern Maryland for a three-game set starting Friday night.

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