Game 107: Southern Maryland 2, York 1

Corey Thurman hadn’t lost a game since July 2.

But it only took one fatal pitch to snap that impressive streak Monday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.

Thurman (pictured) served up a long two-run homer to Southern Maryland’s James Shanks in the fourth inning and it ended up being the difference in the Blue Crabs’ 2-1 win before an announced crowd of 2,137. Southern Maryland ace Joe Gannon rebounded well after allowing eight earned runs in a start against York last week. The knuckleballer struck out eight in a complete-game victory. Thurman (8-7) pitched seven innings and only allowed four hits and two runs.

Gannon dealt with baserunners all night but he earned his eighth win of the year by bunkering down in tough situations. York stranded nine men on base against the former Newark Bear.

York (21-16, 51-56) got its only run in the first after Keoni De Renne led off the game with a double. Kennard Jones lined a single to right field to put runners at the corners and then Chris Ashby’s double play grounder brought De Renne home.

York did manage to put the tying run in scoring position in the ninth against Gannon after Matt Dryer was hit by a pitch and Jose Enrique Cruz walked. But De Renne grounded out to third base to allow Southern Maryland (19-17, 55-51) to earn a bit of revenge from last week. The Revs swept the Blue Crabs in a four-game series at Sovereign Bank Stadium last week.

The one-run loss brought York’s record in one-run games to 12-18 this season. The Revs had won five consecutive one-run decisions prior to Monday’s loss.

The Revs still hold a 2 1/2-game lead in the Freedom Division over Lancaster. York’s Aaron Rakers (9-6, 4.35 ERA) will face Brad Whitworth (1-1, 3.52 ERA) Tuesday night.

FORMER REV DAZZLES FOR STORMERS:Former Revolution pitcher Chris Steinborn fired 5 2/3 shutout innings Monday night to lead Lancaster to a 7-0 victory over Camden at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The start showed just how bad Steinborn (pictured) can be one start and just how good he can be the next. He allowed 10 runs in a single inning his last time out for the Barnstormes.

Steinborn finished with a 6.13 ERA and an 8-14 record for York last year and got his first win with the Barnstormers since signing Aug. 6. He’ll forever be remembered by the York media as the man who fired a complete-game shutout while giving up 10 hits (York turned five double plays in the game). Lancaster scored six runs in the first inning Monday and David Castillo homered for the hosts.


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  1. Found this Q & A with Tike Redman in which he shares that his favorite meal is beans and bread and his favorite TV show is “Friends.”

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