2-Out, 9th-Inning Rally Sends Sputtering Patriots to Sixth Straight Loss

Patriots' Mark Minicozzi drove in a run with a single in the third inning of Thursday night's loss to the York Revolution. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

YORK, PA. - The York Revolution (28-19, 56-62) were down to their final out before rallying for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Somerset Patriots (20-26, 62-54) 5-4 in Thursday night’s series-finale at PeoplesBank Park.

The Revolution broke the ice in the bottom of the third inning on a Jared Mitchell RBI groundout and an Isaias Tejeda two-out RBI single, but the Patriots immediately responded. The very next half inning, RBI singles from Olmo Rosario, Yovan Gonzalez and Mark Minicozzi gave Somerset a 3-2 lead.

York later tied the ballgame with a two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh, topped off by a bloop-RBI single from Tejeda. 

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The Patriots regained a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth inning on a Carlos Guzman sacrifice fly, but the Revolution rallied for two two-out runs in the bottom of the ninth - highlighted by an RBI single from Dayron Varona and a walk-off RBI single from Chase Simpson - to win the ballgame.

Michael Click (2-0) earned the win after allowing one run in the ninth inning. Ronnie Shaban (4-5) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss.

The Patriots return home Friday night to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish. First pitch at TD Bank Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., with a post game fireworks show.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots season, which includes the team’s 20th anniversary, are on sale now. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call 908-252-0700, or visit

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