(June 13, 2024 – Central Islip, NY):  David Washington blasted a pair of homers and drove in four as the York Revolution topped the Long Island Ducks, 10-8 on Thursday night at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. Matt Turner struck out Scott Kelly with the bases loaded in the ninth to end it, thwarting a Long Island comeback bid as the Revs take the final two to win the series and increase their first place division lead to 2.0 games.

For the third consecutive game, the Revs scored in the top of the first inning. Rudy Martin Jr belted a solo homer to right center with one out in the first, and after two-out singles by Donovan Casey and Washington, a wild pitch from Ducks starter Nick Tropeano produced a second run for a 2-0 lead.

Kobe Kato drove a double to deep left center leading off the second, and after a sac bunt by Alfredo Reyes, scored on a sac fly to right off the bat of Mike Berglund. Matt McDermott cranked a solo homer to left, his second in three games, extending his hitting streak to nine in-a-row and expanding the lead to 4-0.

Revs starter Aaron Fletcher kept the Ducks scoreless through three, but a two-out RBI single to right by Tyler Dearden in the fourth got Long Island on the board with a 4-1 score.

Washington launched an opposite field solo homer to left center in the top of the fifth as the Revs got that run back, leading 5-1.

Long Island rallied for four runs in the fifth, erasing the Revs’ lead and tying the game at 5-5. Ryan McBroom bounced an RBI single into left and a wild pitch brought home the second run. JC Encarnacion’s two-out, two-run single to center drew the Ducks even.

York put together a massive response in the top of the sixth, much like they did with a five-run seventh the night before. Reyes got the wheels moving with a leadoff double to right, and after stealing third base with one out to force the infield in, scored on McDermott’s chopper up the middle for a 6-5 lead. Casey later legged out an RBI infield hit, and Washington parked a titanic three-run homer to right center for his second multi-homer game of the year and 15th long ball of the season, thrusting the Revs to a 10-5 advantage.

Fletcher (4-2) rebounded with a scoreless sixth, and Denny Bentley handled a scoreless seventh.

Will Carter secured the first two outs in the eighth, but the Ducks again rallied. Kevin Higgins singled and a pair of walks loaded the bases before a passed ball, an infield single, and an error brought home three runs as the lead suddenly shrunk to 10-8. Nelvin Correa entered to strike out McBroom, keeping the lead intact.

Turner was met with a pair of singles around his first two strike outs in the bottom of the ninth. After a walk to Higgins loaded the bases and pushed the tying run to second, Turner slammed the door, punching out Kelly looking for his fourth save.

The Revs were out-hit 14-12 as Long Island recorded at least one hit in every inning, but York used a combination of power and speed, tying a season-high with four home runs while racking up a whopping eight stolen bases, one shy of a franchise single-game record and their most in a game since 2014.

Coupled with a Lancaster loss, York (27-17) increases its first place lead to 2.0 games in the North Division. The Revs improve to 16-8 on the road and 5-4 against the Ducks (4-2 in Central Islip).

York’s road trip continues to Staten Island on Friday at 6:30 p.m. as RHP Jon Olsen faces lefty Aaron Leasher in the opener. 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.