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

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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
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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 www.somersetpatriots.com.

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