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Lancaster Opens Second Half with Loss

Duke von Schamann fired six shutout innings to lead the York Revolution to a 3-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader and a sweep over the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Troy Stokes, Jr. capped a four-run second as York took the opener, 4-2.

Von Schamann (3-2) yielded four hits, all singles, and two walks while striking out five.  Lancaster managed to get one runner into scoring position during his tenure as Shawon Dunston, Jr. bunted his way aboard and Melvin Mercedes singled into center with one out in the third.

Lancaster finally scored in the top of the seventh off closer Josh Martin in the seventh.  Anderson Feliz doubled off the wall in left, took third on a grounder by Trace Loehr and came home on a slow roller up the third base line that Jake Hoover beat out for a single.

York reached Cameron Gann (4-6) for a run in the third.  Jack Kenley led off with a single to center and took third when Jhon Nunez found the gap in right center for a double.  Yefri Perez hit a slow grounder to the left of second baseman Melvin Mercedes who made a wide throw home.

In the sixth, the Revolution scored two insurance runs.  Elmer Reyes led off with a double into the left field corner and scored on a single to center by Carlos Franco, who extended his on base streak to 48 games.  Franco took second on the throw home.  Cole Aker replaced Gann and allowed a two-out single to Connor Lien off the glove of a diving Feliz.

Augie Sylk (3-7) gave up all four runs in the bottom of the second in the opener.  The lefty walked Nellie Rodriguez before Franco singled him to third.  Lien walked to load the bases, and another walk to Josue Herrera forced home a run. 

Sylk struck out Perez, but Lenin Rodriguez gave York a 2-1 lead with a force play grounder behind second base.  Stokes followed with his drive to left center for a 4-1 edge.

Trayvon Robinson singled, and Feliz doubled for Lancaster’s second run in the top of the fourth.  The Barnstormers could not produce an extra run there and left the bases loaded in the top of the fifth as eventual winner Brett de Geus (1-0) retired Feliz, the only batter he faced on a 3-1 grounder.

Lancaster will host York on Wednesday evening at the start of a 14-game homestand.  Erik Manoah (1-1) will take the hill against right-hander Jorge Martinez (6-4).  Fans may watch the game on Blue Ridge 11 or the Barnstormers YouTube Channel, starting at 6:30.

NOTES:  Lancaster finished the first half at 29-37 in fourth place…They are 0-1 to start the second half…Kelly Dugan was held to just one hit in the three-game series…Lancaster leads the War of the Roses, 10-8…The Barnstormers are 1-7 in scheduled doubleheader games this year and now 11-25 on the road.ReplyReply allForward