(May 19th, 2023 – Lancaster, Pa.): The York Revolution were held down by right-hander Jacob Lemoine, falling to the Lancaster Barnstormers, 6-3 in the opener of a weekend series at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Friday evening.
Lemoine (1-1) was brilliant, throwing eight innings of one-run ball. The Revs managed seven hits off the righty, but just one run on a Jhon Nunez RBI double in the fourth inning.
Nunez and Richard Urena made their long-awaited season debuts and both had RBIs as Urena singled in a run in the ninth off reliever Tyler LaPorte.
Trey Martin ripped his second homer of the season that brought York within 6-3 in the ninth but the Revs could pull no closer.
Lancaster took the lead in the second inning. After a single and a walk, Joseph Carpenter laced a two-run single up the middle, giving Lancaster a 2-0 lead.
Jack Conley doubled in a run in the fourth inning off Revs starter Denson Hull, scoring Trayvon Robinson from second after he singled to lead off the inning and stole second.
The Revs got on the board in the fifth as Martin singled and scored on the Nunez double down the left field line, making it a 4-1 game.
Lancaster immediately answered with two in the fifth as Trace Loehr homered to right field to lead off the inning, and Ariel Sandoval hit a double to score leadoff man Melvin Mercedes who walked three times against Hull.
Hull (0-3) was tagged with the loss, giving up six runs on five hits over five innings with no strikeouts and four walks.
Andrew Gross, Will Carter, and Blake Rogers each threw an inning of scoreless relief for York.
York will look to even things in the middle game of the series on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. as York’s Tom Sutera (1-1) squares off against Lancaster’s Brent Teller (0-1). Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 98.9 FM & 1350 WOYK, 989woyk.com, The New WOYK app, and FloBaseball.TV beginning at 6:10 p.m. with Darrell Henry and Keith Noonan on the call.
Notes: The season’s War of the Roses series is now even at 2-2. Nunez and Urena join RHP Carlos Espinal as three Revs have debuted in the last two games with all having arrived following visa delays. Trent Giambrone led off the game with an infield single, extending his hitting streak to 13 games, the league’s longest so far this season.
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