Sean Smith and Justin Greene gave the York Revolution a pair of big hits in support of another great mound effort on Tuesday, when the Revs edged the Lancaster Barnstormers 2-1 for the 300th victory all-time at Santander Stadium.
The Revs have won eight of their last 11 overall and improved to 4-1 on the current homestand, which will conclude when they go for a series win against Lancaster at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
With the game tied at 1-1, Smith led off the bottom of the eighth with a triple to right-center, just the fifth hit allowed by Lancaster starter Chris Schwinden. Schwinden recorded the first out, before giving way to reliever Pete Andrelczyk, who was greeted with a single that short-hopped the wall in left off the bat of Greene, scoring Smith for the go-ahead run.
Mark Hendrickson earned his fifth career save and first with York with a perfect ninth, striking out Andrew Clark and Gabe Jacobo looking before retiring Ben Francisco on a groundout to third base to end it.
Revs starter Logan Williamson was strong in a no-decision, allowing just one run over 7.1 innings. It marked the sixth time in his last seven starts that he allowed one earned run or fewer, and the 13th consecutive start in which he allowed less than three earned runs. Williamson lowered his ERA to 2.22 for the season, nearly half a run lower than the Revs' current single-season record.
Williamson was lifted after a one-out walk to Reegie Corona in the top of the eighth, but reliever Beau Vaughan (8-3) struck out Cole Garner and Brett Carroll, Lancaster's third and fourth hitters, earning the win in relief. His eighth win ties the club record for wins by a reliever in a season, matching the total set by Adam Thomas in 2012. Combined with Hendrickson's first two outs, the Revs bullpen struck out four consecutive hitters in the heart of Lancaster's lineup in the guts of the ballgame.
York scored the game's first run in the bottom of the first. Eric Patterson doubled off the wall in left with two outs to briefly tie Garner for the league lead in extra-base hits with 54, before Travis Garcia walked and Bryant Nelson ripped an RBI single to right for an early 1-0 lead.
Schwinden (11-3) retired his next 12 batters after Nelson's single, and allowed just two runs in 7.1 innings but suffered the loss.
Lancaster eventually tied the score at 1-1 in the sixth when Garner retook the league lead in extra-base hits with a leadoff triple to deep center, before scoring on an infield single by Carroll.
Notes: The Revs improved to 18-15 in one-run games, having won each of their last four one-run contests dating back to August 4. ... The Revs have won seven of their last nine home games, and have three last at-bat victories in the last eight home games. ... York ties a season-high at 17 games over .500 with a 63-46 overall record. The Revs are tied with the 2011 club for best record through 109 games. ... York is now 12-7 in this year's War of the Roses series. ... York righty Scott Gorgen (5-7, 5.79) faces Lancaster's Cory Wade (2-6, 5.16) on Wednesday night.