York was shut out for just the second time all season, losing 2-0 to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Monday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.
The Revs have dropped back-to-back games but remain one game ahead in the Freedom Division with 12 games to go in the first half, and will wrap up their road trip on Tuesday night before returning home for an eight-game homestand beginning on Thursday.
York was limited to three hits, matching a season-low for the first time since May 24. The Revs did receive six walks and had the leadoff batter reach in five of the first seven innings, but were unable to take advantage, stranding eight runners on the night.
Southern Maryland scored the only two runs of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Jake Opitz drew a leadoff walk and Luke Murton reached on a broken bat single to set the table. C.J. Ziegler then ripped an RBI double down the left-field line for the first run, while also placing runners at second and third with no outs. Revs starter Logan Williamson limited the Blue Crabs to just one further run on a single by Amadeo Zazueta, limiting the damage.
Williamson (0-1) went seven innings and worked around nine hits to allow just two runs in his third start with the Revs, while walking two and striking out six, absorbing the loss despite a quality start.
Southern Maryland starter Gaby Hernandez (2-3) earned the win with six scoreless innings despite four walks, limiting York to three hits while striking out seven. Hernandez has now allowed just two earned runs in 20.2 innings over his last three starts.
Three relievers finished the job for the Blue Crabs including closer Jim Ed Warden who notched his 11th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning, adding to his Atlantic League record total with the 128th save of his Blue Crabs career.
Notes: Justin Greene had two of York's three hits, reaching base all four times with a single, triple, and two walks. He is now 9-for-12 in the series at Southern Maryland, and extends his hitting streak to six consecutive games. ... York entered play batting .294 as a team and averaging 6.3 runs per game over the previous 11 contests, but the Revs have now been held scoreless on just four hits over their last 14 offensive innings. ... The Revs have lost back-to-back games for the first time since dropping three straight, June 7-9. ... York fell to 3-6 against Southern Maryland this season, the Revs' worst record against any opponent. ... Wilson Valdez was held hitless in four at-bats, as his 12-game hitting streak was snapped. ... York will look to salvage a winning record on its eight-game road trip and a four-game split in Southern Maryland in the finale on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. York's Chris Cody (5-3, 4.23) will face Southern Maryland's Ian Marshall (2-5, 4.01) on the mound.