York, Pa.–The York Revolution (35-31) clinched the three game midweek series against the Somerset Patriots (31-35) with a 9-2 victory on Independence Day. The Revolution defeated the Patriots seven times in 10 tries in the first half of 2012.
In the bottom of the second inning the Revolution scratched across three runs. Shortstop Danny Gonzalez and left fielder Brandon Haveman each notched RBI sacrifice flies while center fielder Scott Grimes smacked a solo home run (9) to deep left center field.
The Patriots got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth frame as third baseman Dan DeGeorge spanked an RBI double off the green monster in left field as the score was 3-1 in favor of the Revolution.
In the ensuing half inning designated hitter James Shanks (8) hammered a solo home run to left center field to expand the Revolution lead to 4-1.
In the home half of the fifth inning the Revolution tacked on one more run as catcher Travis Scott belted a RBI single to give the Revolution a 5-1 cushion.
Shortstop Yunesky Sanchez launched a solo home run (3) to left center field in the sixth to cut the deficit to 5-2.
The Revolution responded with three insurance runs in the ensuing half inning to double up their lead at 8-2. Right fielder Michael Hernandez hit a two run double to center field and Shanks collected a RBI on a sacrifice fly.
Gonzalez blasted a solo home run (3) over the 37-foot high wall in left field to put York up a touchdown over Somerset at 9-2.
Sean Green suffered the loss in his Patriots debut. He went four innings and gave up four runs. Corey Thurman earned his eighth win of the year which ties him for the Atlantic League lead in wins with two others. Thurman hurled six strong innings allowing just two runs.
The 2012 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, July 13 when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark to take on the Camden Riversharks at 7:05 p.m. The game features a post-game fireworks show presented by Carrier Clinic.