(July 9, 2021 – York, Pa.): Duke von Schamann tossed seven strong innings but untimely miscues spoiled the opener of a three-game weekend series as the York Revolution fell to the Long Island Ducks, 5-2 on Friday night at PeoplesBank Park.
York opened the scoring in the second, scoring on a wild pitch. James Harris collected a one-out infield hit to extend his hitting streak to 11 games and stole second. After advancing to third on a ground out, Harris sprinted home on a wild pitch from Ducks starter Darin Downs for a 1-0 lead.
Long Island scored three times in the third on four hits and a Revs error. With one out, Breland Almadova doubled to right and Vladimir Frias singled to the same spot. With runners on the corners, Steve Lombardozzi reached on an error on a ground ball that eluded first baseman Carlos Castro, allowing Almadova to score. L.J. Mazzilli and Sal Giardina followed with run-scoring knocks for the 3-1 lead.
The Revs got a run back in the fifth. Tyler Hill and Darian Sandford reached on back-to-back base hits to start the inning. Melky Mesa drove in Hill with a single slammed off the Arch Nemesis to make it a one-run game at 3-2.
Long Island scored two unearned runs to put the game away in the ninth. After two quick outs, the Ducks loaded the bases on Revs reliever Alberto Rodriguez. Mazzilli hit a ground ball to short that hit the heel of Yan Sanchez’ glove allowing Almadova and Frias to score.
von Schamann (2-4) suffered the loss despite putting forth a quality start. The righthander went a season-high seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned), on six hits, no walks, and three strikeouts. He allowed just one hit after the third inning.
York continues its series with Long Island on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Austin Nicely (3-3) will head to the mound for the Revs, opposite Brendan Feldmann (1-1). It is Caturday with Catboy Appearance presented by Sylvan Learning Center of York. Tickets are on sale at yorkrevolution.com, 717-801-HITS, or in-person at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office.