Skeeters rally with 8-run inning to get playoff win

Sugar Land up 2-0 over York in Freedom Division Series

Photo by Joe Southern York’s Travis Witherspoon slides safe into home by Sugar Land’s Wilfredo Rodriguez to get the scoring started in Wednesday’s slugfest at Constellation Field. The Skeeters, down 7-0 early, exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning and went on to beat the Revolution 10-9 to take a 2-0 Freedom Division Series lead.

Photo by Joe Southern
York’s Travis Witherspoon slides safe into home by Sugar Land’s Wilfredo Rodriguez to get the scoring started in Wednesday’s slugfest at Constellation Field. The Skeeters, down 7-0 early, exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning and went on to beat the Revolution 10-9 to take a 2-0 Freedom Division Series lead.

The Sugar Land Skeeters defeated York Revolution 10-9 in Game 2 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Atlantic League Freedom Division Series. The Skeeters will hit the road to face York in an elimination game on Friday.

The Revolution offense showed out early as they quickly got out to a 7-0 lead that began with Kevin Rivers’ two-run single in the 1st. Andres Perez pushed five more runs across with a grand slam in the 2nd and an RBI single in the 4th.

The Skeeters charged back with a huge eight run 5th inning that began with Josh Prince’ two-run single. Rene Tosoni added a run with a sac-fly RBI that cut the deficit to 7-3 with two outs. The Skeeter continued to rally as Travis Scott followed Tosoni up with a double down the first base line that plated two more runs. Scott would later score on an error by Revolution third baseman Bryan Pounds that made it 7-6. Wilfredo Rodriguez tied it back up with an RBI single and the Skeeters then took an 8-7 lead on an RBI single from Jeff Dominguez.

Photo by Joe Southern Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti discusses a controversial call in the ninth inning with an umpire.

Photo by Joe Southern
Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti discusses a controversial call in the ninth inning with an umpire.

Bryan Pounds made up for his error with a two-run homer in the 7th that put the Revolution back up 9-8. The Skeeters wouldn’t go away though as Rene Tosoni’s two-run dinger in the 8th gave Sugar Land a 10-9 lead. Derrick Loop picked up his 2nd save of the series after a short umpire review on Brandon Chaves’ slide that helped break up a double play. Chaves’ slide was ruled legal and both teams resumed play. Loop got Bryan Pounds to fly out to right for the final out of the game.

For more information, visit www.pointstreak.com/baseball/boxscore.html?gameid=376897.

Game 3 between the Skeeters and Revolution will be played at PeoplesBank Park on Friday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. Brett Marshall (6-6, 4.33 ERA) will take the mound against Frank Gailey (6-5, 3.13 ERA). Purchase your tickets for the Championship Series by calling the Skeeters box office at 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com.

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