Game 109: Southern Maryland 16, York 2

If Southern Maryland falls short of the playoffs, it can blame a 10-day stretch that included five losses in seven games to the York Revolution.

But the Blue Crabs still managed to finish their season series against the Revs with a bang — make that a huge explosion.

Southern Maryland rocked York early and often Wednesday night, sending the Revolution to a 16-2 defeat at Regency Furniture Stadium before an announced crowd of 1,941. The loss came within one run of tying the Revs’ largest margin of defeat in franchise history. York (22-17, 52-57) lost a 17-2 laugher to Somerset last August for its worst loss ever.

Southern Maryland (20-18, 56-52) jumped on Revolution starter Dan Foli (pictured) in the first inning. The Blue Crabs scored six runs in the frame, which was highlighted by Jeremy Owens’ grand slam. Third baseman Matt Dryer committed two errors in the inning and none of the runs against Foli were earned.

That wouldn’t last for long, however. Foli didn’t make it out of the third, allowing seven earned runs. The Revs didn’t help his cause, though, committing a franchise-worst five errors in the game.

York’s only offense came on an RBI triple from Kennard Jones in the fifth and a long solo homer from Chris Ashby in the eighth. The homer was Ashby’s 14th of the year and his first since Aug. 3. He has also hit in 34 of his last 35 games and even made a pitching appearance Wednesday night, retiring all five batters he faced.

The Revs finished the season series with Southern Maryland 11-9 and now hold a 2 1/2-game lead on Lancaster in the Freedom Division. York will return home for the start of a four-game series with Camden Thursday.

Notes: The good news? York only had to burn one reliever — Matt Trent. Trent fired three innings, struck out six and allowed two earned runs. The six strikeouts came within one of tying a season high for York’s relievers. Nick McCurdy fanned seven in an outing earlier this year. … Dryer was charged with three errors in the game. … Matt Padgett made his first pitching appearance. He pitched a scoreless eighth inning. … Southern Maryland can’t catch a break. Long Island won its eighth straight game Wednesday night to complete a four-game sweep over Somerset. The Patriots are 4 1/2 games back of the Revs.

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4 Responses

  1. are aaron myette, frank castillo, and dave veras all not with the team

  2. Myette was battling an ankle injury all year and decided to hang ’em up again; Castillo never felt quite right and did the same thing; and Veres left because he realized a MLB organization wasn’t willing to give a 41-year-old with an artificial hip another shot.

  3. Five strikeouts one game and then three errors the next? Maybe Dryer should sit the next road trip to Southern Maryland out.

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