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ANOTHER BIG NIGHT FOR STOKES, JR.

York Left Fielder Drives Home Six in 12-7 Win

The Lancaster Barnstormers have run into a one-person juggernaut known as Troy Stokes, Jr.

After a four-RBI night on Friday, Stokes slammed two homers and a double, driving in six on Saturday evening as the York Revolution defeated the ‘Stormers, 12-7, in the middle game of a three-game series at WellSpan Park.

York jumped ahead of the Barnstormers in the second half race with an 8-3 mark.  The Barnstormers drop to 9-4.

Stokes gave the Revs a 2-0 lead with a home run in the first, tied the game with a three-run homer in the fifth, then capped the scoring with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth.

The eighth inning decided the game.  Lancaster had clawed back to tie the score twice.  Andretty Cordero knotted the game at 6-6 with a leadoff homer in the seventh, then, following Trent Giambrone’s shot in the bottom of the seventh, tied the game on an unearned run off Zach Neff (1-0) in the top of the eighth.

Zach Warren (1-1) got the final two outs in the seventh and opened the eighth with a strikeout of Richard Urena.  He walked two straight Revs batters before fanning Jhon Nunez for the second out.  York went to right-handed pinch hitter Alejandro Rivero, and the Barnstormers countered with Nick Duron.  On a 3-2 pitch to Rivero, a wild pitch skipped past Anthony Peroni, and Nellie Rodriguez scored from second.  Trent Giambrone doubled home two with a close play at the plate on Rivero.  Tomo Otosaka singled home one more, again with a scramble at the plate.  Stokes then doubled inside the third base bag for the 12-7 edge.

Joseph Carpenter went 3-for-5 in the loss as did Ariel Sandoval.  Yeison Coca, Wilson Garcia and Cordero each contributed two hits to the 14-hit Lancaster attack.

The Barnstormers will send Jared Lakind (5-2) to the mound on Sunday at 2:00 against Pedro Vasquez (4-1).  Fans may tune into FloBaseball at 1:55.

NOTES:  Carpenter extended his hitting streak to 13 games, tying the longest by a Barnstormer in 2023…He is 23-for-39 in his last 10 games…Cordero has hit safely in 11 in a row…Stokes became the eighth opposing playing with a multi-HR game in the last 19 days and the seventh player this month to drive home five or more runs in a game…Stokes and Drew Mendoza became the third pair with consecutive homers against the Barnstormers.