The York Revolution won a fourth consecutive game Sunday evening, and in the process completed a three-game sweep at Long Island with a 3-2 victory over the Ducks in front of 5,516 fans at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Revs improved to 6-4 in the second half and 47-33 overall, while the Ducks (42-37) fell to 2-8 in the second half, having dropped eight consecutive contests.
The Revs return home on Monday night to open a three-game series against the Camden Riversharks beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Revs jumped on top early on a two-run home run to right field by Eric Patterson in the top of the first inning. Patterson's ninth of the year handed the Revs a quick 2-0 lead.
Long Island would tie the game with a pair of two-out runs in the fourth on RBI singles up the middle by Joash Brodin and Jan Vasquez, evening the score at 2-2.
Revs starter Scott Gorgen allowed no further damage, however, giving up two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings. The righty walked one and struck out five, including striking out the side in the second inning.
The Revs missed a chance to take the lead, leaving the bases loaded in the seventh inning, but would get another chance in the eighth. Travis Garcia led off the eighth with a single to right and stole second on a strikeout, advancing into scoring position. Ofilio Castro followed with a single to right, but Garcia was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Fehlandt Lentini, keeping the game tied. Castro took second on the throw home, however, and would score the go-ahead run with two outs when Salvador Paniagua ripped an RBI double down the right-field line for his third hit of the day.
Mark Hendrickson and Rommie Lewis each stranded two runners in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to hold the lead and complete the sweep.
Lewis' save was his 22nd of the season, tying a club single-season record. Lewis also becomes the first player in Revs history to save four consecutive games, having finished each victory on the current four-game winning streak.
The entire bullpen was solid. Bryan Morgado stranded two runners in a tie game, recording the final two outs in the sixth, and Beau Vaughan (6-2) worked a 1-2-3 seventh against the top of Long Island's order to pick up the win. It marked the fourth time in six appearances that Vaughan has earned a victory.
Long Island reliever Jeremy Accardo (4-7) was saddled with the loss, allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.
Notes: The Revs improved to 14 games over .500, matching a season-best. ... Lewis joins Dave Veres (2008) as the only pitchers in Revs history to save all three games of a series sweep. ... York improved to 8-3 vs. Long Island this season, having won each of the last six meetings. ... The sweep marked the Revs' fourth of the season and second on the road. It was only the sixth road sweep in franchise history, and first in Central Islip. ... Justin Greene went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to nine consecutive games, while Garcia was 2-for-3, extending his hitting streak to six games. Patterson went 2-for-4, finishing the series 8-for-12 with a homer and three triples. ... Revs pitchers allowed only two earned runs in each of the three games in the series. ... York lefty Alain Quijano (7-4, 3.64) will make the start on Monday in the series opener against Camden righty Wes Torrez (2-2, 3.90). ... The Revs announced 2014 Atlantic League playoff ticket packages are now on sale. The Revs have already qualified for the playoffs by winning the Freedom Division first half title with a 41-29 record. Packages may only be purchased with a credit or debit card by visiting the Apple Chevrolet Ticket Office or YorkRevolutoin.com, calling the ticket office (717) 801-4487 or the Revolution Director of Ticketing (717) 801-4493.