Private: Atlantic League Results, Wednesday, May 22, 2024

York 10, Southern Maryland 4

(May 22, 2024 – Waldorf, Md.):  The York Revolution squared its series with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs thanks to a late offensive uprising, winning 10-4 at Regency Furniture Stadium on Wednesday night. The Revs improve to 14-10 on the season and move within a game of first place with the win.

York was stifled offensively early in the game as Southern Maryland starter Garrett Martin set down nine of his first 10 batters faced.

Revs starter Aaron Fletcher (3-1) was also sharp, but fell behind 1-0 in the third thanks to a two-out RBI infield single by Anthony Brocato.

The Revs quickly answered in the fourth with Jacob Rhinesmith driving in the game-tying tally on a fielder’s choice.

David Washington cracked a tiebreaking opposite field solo homer to left center in the sixth for a 2-1 lead, extending his hitting streak to 17 consecutive games to begin his Revs career with his eighth long ball in a York uniform.

Southern Maryland went ahead with two in the home sixth as Juan Kelly tripled to center and scored on Josh Broughton’s single to right for the tying run. Gabe Wurtz lined a two-out RBI single to left giving the hosts a fleeting 3-2 advantage.

The Revs came alive in the late innings and took the lead for good with five runs against the Crabs bullpen in the seventh. Ciaran Devenney and Alfredo Reyes took walks from lefty Alex Katz (1-1) and Matt McDermott slapped a two-strike RBI single to right, tying the game at 3-3. Rudy Martin Jr bunted and reached on an error to load the bases, and the Revs caught a break when Donovan Casey bounced back to pitcher Jason Creasy whose throw home sailed high allowing two runs to score for a 5-3 lead. Washington drove an RBI ground rule double to right center, and Colton Welker (seven-game hitting streak) capped the outburst with an RBI single to left as the lead grew to 7-3.

Reyes recorded his first Revs hit, a triple down the first base line, with two outs in the eighth and scored on McDermott’s infield single for an insurance run.

York plated two more in the ninth as Casey and Washington led off with singles, setting up a run-scoring wild pitch and a Kobe Kato sac fly to reach double digits in the scoring column.

Jon Olsen logged his third save in long relief, firing the final three innings and allowing only an RBI double to Michael Wielansky in the ninth. It was just the second run allowed by Olsen, who entered the night with a league-best 0.47 ERA, in 22.1 innings on the season.

Notes: York improves to 10-4 on the road. The win snaps a seven-game skid at Regency Furniture Stadium as the Revs earn their first victory in Southern Maryland since July 10, 2022. McDermott (3-for-5) recorded his third consecutive three-hit game while extending his hitting streak to nine consecutive games; he has multiple hits in seven of his last eight and has not reached safely in all 20 games he’s played with York. Washington’s 17-game streak is the longest by a Revs hitter to begin his York career. The Revs stole four bases increasing their league-leading total to 67 steals; they have stolen four or more bases in 12 of their 24 games this season.

Up Next: York righty Chris Vallimont (2-1, 3.42) faces Southern Maryland’s Daryl Thompson (1-3, 6.52) in Thursday’s rubber match at 10:35 a.m. Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 98.9 FM & 1350 WOYK,, The New WOYK app, and FloBaseball.TV beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Gastonia 7, Lancaster 4

For the second consecutive night, the Gastonia Baseball Club picked up a win with a big eighth inning.

Patrick Mazeika and Dean Miller lifted homers to right in a three-run eighth to snap a 4-4 tie and send Gastonia to a 7-4 win over the Lancaster Stormers in the middle game of a three-game series.

The loss was the third straight and 12th in the last 15 games for the Stormers.  It may prove more costly than just another notch in the loss column, too, as league batting leader Cristian Santana left the game after wincing on a swing in the seventh inning.

Mazeika’s second homer of the evening, a blast beyond the right field tents off Nolan Long (0-2) directly broke the tie.  After Eric De La Rosa singled and was thrown out stealing, Justin Wylie walked and rode home when Miller reached the deck.

Lancaster loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, but the potential rally was cut short when Jack Conley’s drive to the left center gap appeared to lose steam and was caught on a sliding grab by Josh Stowers.

Mazeika had given the visitors a 4-1 lead with a three-run homer to the front of the deck off starter Noah Bremer in the bottom of the third, but the Stormers fought their way back into the game.  Chris Proctor singled home Conley in the bottom of the third.  Trace Loehr slammed a two-run homer off Zac Lowther in the bottom of the fifth to knot the score.

Nate Peden (1-0) fired two perfect innings for the win.  Gabe Klobosits got three grounders in the ninth for his second save.

The two clubs will conclude the series on Thursday morning at 11:00 on Baseball in Education Day.  The Stormers will send lefty Augie Sylk (1-1) on the hill against right-hander Ryan Conroy (0-2).  Fans may tune into FloBaseball at 10:55.

NOTES:  Santana lost an 11-game hitting streak…Conley extended a hitting streak to six games…Lancaster is 4-for-31 (.129) with the bases loaded…Proctor tied Dunston for the club lead with 12 steals.


Long Island 9, Staten Island 7 (11 innings)

(Staten Island, N.Y., May 22, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 9-7 in 11 innings on Wednesday morning in the middle game of a three-game series at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.

Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the third inning against Staten Island starting pitcher Aaron Leasher thanks to an RBI double from Hector Gomez and a run-scoring base hit off the bat of Frank Schwindel. The FerryHawks scored three unanswered runs in the sixth off Ducks starter Wei-Yi Chen to take a 3-2 advantage by way of a two-run base hit from Nate Scantlin and a sacrifice fly by Korry Howell.

The Flock plated a pair of runs in the seventh and eighth frames to jump back out in front 6-3 on RBI base knocks from Manuel Geraldo and Gomez, a pinch-hit RBI double from Tyler Dearden and an RBI single by Chad Smith. The home team tied the game at six in the eighth on a two-run home run by Howell and a solo shot from Ben Norman.

In the 11th, Long Island went back out in front for good as Schwindel was at it again, blasting a three-run home run to left field off Brian Warzek. Matt Seelinger faced one batter and closed the game out for his team-best fourth save of the season and second in as many ballgames.

Neither starter factored in the decision. Chen allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings pitched, walking two and striking out three. Leasher gave up four runs on seven hits across six and two-thirds innings of work, walking three and striking out four. Justin Alintoff (2-0) was the winner in relief after allowing an unearned run on one hit in two innings pitched along with two walks. Warzek (1-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up three runs on two hits (one home run) in two innings along with a pair of strikeouts.

Schwindel reached base four times with a home run, four RBI’s, a run scored and two walks.

The Ducks and FerryHawks wrap up their three-game set on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 Staten Island University Hospital Community Park. Fans can follow all the action live on FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Daniel Corcino (1-1, 3.86) makes the start for Long Island against Staten Island righty Mark Faello (0-1, 5.62).


Lexington 2, High Point 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A day after an 11-10 extra inning win on Tuesday night, the High Point Rockers were held to just six hits as the Lexington Legends took game two of the series 2-1 in a morning matinee on Wednesday at Legends Field.

High Point starter Taylor Guerrieri was perfect through four innings, retiring the first 12 batters in order. The Rockers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth as Zander Wiel singled, moved to second on a fielder’s choice by Ryan Grotjohn and scored on a single from Jake Washer.

The first batter that Guerrieri allowed on base touched all of them as Pedro Gonzalez led off the fifth with a solo homer that tied the game at 1-1.

The game remained tied until the Legends scored once off reliever Neil Uskali (L, 0-1) in the seventh to forge a 2-1 lead. Kole Cottam singled before Osmy Gregorio moved him to second with another single. Aldenis Sanchez doubled, scoring Cottam with Gregorio thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Joe Joe Rodriguez worked around a walk in the eighth to keep High Point off the board. In the ninth, the Rockers were able to get runners at first and second, but Osiris German (S, 1) came on for the Legends with one down and retired Clayton Mehlbauer and D.J. Burt on strikes to earn the save.

Lexington starter Dustin Beggs (W, 1-2) went seven innings and allowed five hits without a walk while striking out five.

Connor Owings and Washer each had two hits for the Rockers. The High Point pitching staff limited the Legends to just four hits but all four of them factored into the Lexington victory.

High Point, now 15-9 on the season, will play the final game of the three-game series vs. the Legends on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at Legends Field.