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Game 111: Camden 7, York 5

The York Revolution has played the role of comeback kid quite often recently.

This time, though, there wasn’t quite enough gas left in the tank for late-inning heroics.

York saw its franchise best winning streak at home put to rest Friday night as Camden grabbed an early four-run lead and held on for a 7-5 victory before an announced crowd of 4,855 at Sovereign Bank Stadium. The Revs had won eight straight at home and four straight at home against the Riversharks before Friday’s loss.

Revs’ starter Rolando Viera (pictured), who was looking like the ace of the staff after two outings, struggled for the first time in a York uniform. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs (six total) and four walks. He did strike out seven.

Camden (16-24, 56-54) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings and the Revs (23-18, 53-58) were forced to play catch-up from there. Their big inning was the seventh. Luis Taveras led off with a single, Kaz Tanaka walked and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Then Keoni De Renne followed with a two-run single to chase ‘Sharks starter Ryan Dittfurth from the game.

But York kept it going against reliever Buddy Hernandez. Kennard Jones walked and Chris Ashby’s RBI double scored De Renne and made it a 6-5 game. Then Jason Aspito walked to load the bases. But Matt Esquivel grounded into a double play to halt the threat and Camden added another run on Gabe Suarez’s RBI single to make the final margin two.

Dittfurth picked up the win for Camden, allowing four earned runs in six innings. It was the first time the Revs had seen him all year and it took some time for the lineup to adjust to his slow breaking pitches.

York did not lose any ground in the standings Friday night. Bridgeport helped out, beating Lancaster 5-4 in Bridgeport, Ct. The Barnstormers are 3 1/2 games back, Newark is 4 back and Somerset is 4 1/2 behind.


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