Lancaster Claims 6-5 Win at York
For the first time in three attempts, the Lancaster Barnstormers have won on the Atlantic League’s new overtime rule.
While both the ‘Stormers and the York Revolution scored their “ghost” runner from second base, Lancaster was able to plate one more in the top of the tenth inning en route to a 6-5 victory over York in the rubber game of a three-game series Sunday afternoon
Opening the 10th inning, K.C. Hobson took his place at second. Josh Bell immediately singled him to third on the first pitch served by Jarrett Martin (0-1). Hobson scored on a wild pitch for a 5-4 lead. Bell then took third on a passed ball and later scored the deciding run on Darian Sandford’s sacrifice fly to right.
Cody Eppley allowed the Revs the “ghost run” in the bottom of the inning on a ground out and passed ball, but the Revs threatened to do more. Isaias Tejeda picked up a two-out walk from the Lancaster closer. Welington Dotel singled up the middle to put a second runner aboard, but Eppley was able to record his sixth save when Nate Coronado popped up to shortstop for the final out.
The Barnstormers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the fourth. Dan Gamache reached on a dropped liner to start the inning and took third on a double to left center by Caleb Gindl. Joe Terdoslavich put the ‘Stormers ahead with a sacrifice fly to left. Hobson doubled home Gindl for a 2-0 lead, and Anderson De La Rosa cranked his own two-base hit inside the left field line for a 3-0 edge.
John Anderson yielded a homer to Telvin Nash in the bottom of the inning, but it would be the only run allowed by the Lancaster lefty over the first six innings.
Anderson departed with a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh after Nash led off with a double and moved to third on a one-out single by Dotel. Garrett Granitz entered in relief but missed with 12 of his 14 pitches, forcing home two runs. Alejandro Chacin took over and allowed the tying run to score on a sacrifice fly by J.P. Sportman before striking out Henry Castillo to quell the threat.
Matt Marksberry (1-1) picked up the win for the Barnstormers after throwing a scoreless ninth inning.
The Barnstormers will open a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Long Island Monday evening. Jared Lakind (0-1) takes the mound for Lancaster against fellow lefty Sean Nolin (3-0). Fans may tune into the Barnstormers YouTube Channel, starting at 6:15.
NOTES: De La Rosa went 2-for-3 to stretch his hitting streak to five games…He is 10-for-18 in that span…Hobson has doubled in four straight contests…Anderson gave the Barnstormers his first quality start, and his team’s 10th, of the season…Lancaster is 7-4 on the road this season.