Eight-Run First-Inning Buries Patriots

Patriots' Greg Golson had a run-scoring double in Monday night's loss to the Revolution. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

YORK, Pa. -  An eight-run first inning led the York Revolution (25-19, 53-61) to an 11-2 victory over the Somerset Patriots (20-23, 62-51) in Monday’s series-opener at PeoplesBank Park.

The eight-run first inning for the Revolution was highlighted by a Telvin Nash sacrifice fly, Luis Cruz two-out RBI single and two separate two-out, three-run home runs from Dayron Varona (2) and Alonzo Harris (18). 

Somerset responded with a two-out RBI double from Aharon Eggleston in the second, but a two-out RBI single from Varona in the second and an RBI double from Alexi Casilla in the third increased York’s lead to 10-1. A two-out RBI double from Greg Golson in the next half inning brought the Patriots back within eight runs.

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Both teams exchanged zeroes through the rest of the game until Nash (8) sent a solo home run over the Arch Nemesis in left field in the bottom of the eighth to top off the scoring.

Victor Mateo (6-7) earned the win after he allowed two runs over five innings. Patrick Johnson (0-1) yielded nine runs (eight earned) on seven hits over one and two-thirds innings to take the loss.

The Patriots continue their four-game series with the Revolution Tuesday night. Left-handed pitcher Efrain Nieves (2-3, 3.44 ERA) works against York southpaw Frank Gailey (9-9, 4.52 ERA). First pitch Tuesday night at PeoplesBank Park is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

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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