Game 76: Southern Maryland 11, York 10

It’s a good thing the All-Star break is here for the York Revolution. 

Because with the way the Revs have been playing lately, their nerves could certainly use a break. 

York rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning Sunday night in Waldorf, Md. but couldn’t stop Southern Maryland from rallying for a thrilling 11-10 victory at Regency Furniture Stadium. Matt Esquivel’s three-run double and Matt Dryer’s RBI single tied it in the ninth. But a bad hop to the shortstop on the game-winning single from the Blue Crabs’ John Ramistella gave Southern Maryland a three-game sweep before the announced crowd of 3,986. 

York (2-4) built a 6-0 lead in the game but the Blue Crabs (5-1) scored 10 unanswered runs and endured a lengthy rain delay while battering the Revolution bullpen for the second straight night. 

Ramistella and Chris Maples both drilled two-run homers and Jeremy Owens’ two-run triple off relief pitcher Matt Trent tied the game, 6-6. Then Trent and Mark Rosen combined to give up the lead with Rosen walking in the go-ahead run with the bases loaded. The Revs have now lost four straight. 

York built its 6-0 lead with a monster fifth inning. The Revs scored five runs in the inning, which was highlighted by a bases-clearing triple from speedy outfielder Kennard Jones. The triple was Jones’ second of the night and he became the first Revolution player to have two triples in a game. 

The loss denied Corey Thurman of his bid to get to .500 before the All-Star break. Thurman (5-6) went five innings and gave up two earned runs while walking five and striking out two. 

The Revolution will have four days off before completing a nine-game road trip with three games in Long Island.

Player of the Game: John Ramistella (Southern Maryland). Ramistella had four RBIs and was the beneficiary of a great hop on the Southern Maryland infield. His run-scoring single plated Brandon Ketron, who was hit with a pitch in the head by Dan Folito to start the ninth inning.

Notes: Keoni De Renne, Chris Ashby and Shea Hillenbrand all singled to start the ninth before Esquivel’s huge hit. … De Renne drove in York’s first run on an infield single . … The blown six-run lead was the second largest blown advantage in Revolution franchise history. York blew an eight-run advantage in a recent game with Lancaster. … It was the third straight one-run loss for the Revs.


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