The York Revs lost their fourth game in a row on Wednesday night in a hard-fought battle against the New Britain Bees. Taking the game into extra innings all the way into the tenth still wasn’t enough losing the game 6-4.
The Bees started off the game with one run in the first and two in the second with six hits against the Rev’s starting pitcher Logan Williamson. The Rev’s ended the second with three runs with RBIs from Isaias Tejeda, Michael Burgess and Travis Witherspoon. Going into the fifth inning, Burgess opened with a home run putting the Rev’s up by one on the scoreboard for the first time of the night. The crowd broke out in cheers as the canon went off in right field that only goes off when a homerun is hit or a game is won. In the next inning, the Bees would come back to tie the game with a baseline single RBI.
Earlier that day, the team signed Alexi Casilla with hopes of bringing more experience to the team. Alexi spent nine years in the big leagues with his most recent career spent playing for the Orioles. According to the team manager Mark Mason, “Alexi should be a major factor for us in the field and at the plate. A guy like that brings the experience that will benefit the younger players and can make all the difference in a game, and we’re excited to have him.”
When Alex Musgnug, an employee at PeoplesBank Park, was asked why he chose this internship for a summer job he replied, “My dream job after college would be to work for a professional sports team in sales or marketing. When I was looking for summer internships I found they were hiring and figured it would be a perfect place for me to start remembering how much fun I had going to ball games as a young kid.”
Swim Night was presented by the local YMCA at PeoplesBank Park for the promotional event of the evening. The night included a pre-game parade that presented the swimmers and following the parade was a chance for swimmers to be recognized for their accomplishments they have won this season. During the game, they also had aquatic related games for the younger swimmers to compete in on the field.
Devoted fan Stephanie Hanus said, “My boyfriend works for the team so whenever he can get me tickets I tell him to grab them so I can come to support the Rev’s! I love the atmosphere of a baseball stadium with the smells of cart food wafting in the air and the cheers of fans rooting for their teams.” Brandon Heath said, “I’ve grown up in the area so I have always come to watch them in the summer so it’s a win-win being able to get paid to watch my hometown team all summer before high school starts again.”