five-run eighth with a tworun single to helped put the game out of reach.
Lombardozzi, Lewis and Walton each drove in three runs in the game. Lombardozzi led the league in batting average (.431) and RBIs (13) entering Tuesday.
Saturday, York infielder Bryan Pounds delivered with game-winning hits in the team’s final at-bat in both games.
Atlantic League doubleheaders are two seven-inning contests.
With Game 1 tied at 1
in the top of the seventh, Pounds collected a two-run triple to lift York to a win.
In Game 2, Telvin Nash hit a solo homer to put York up 1-0 in the fourth. In the sixth, Zach Wilson tied the game up at 1 for the Blue Crabs with his first homer of the season. In the eighth, Pounds’ RBI single scored the eventual winning run.
James Simmons picked up his third win of the season in Game 2, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out seven and Michael Click got the save. Click allowed a one-out infield single to Lombardozzi, then retired the next two hitters to end the game. Brian
Grening got the loss for the Blue Crabs as he gave up Pounds’ hit in the eighth.
York’s Jason Repko led off Game 1 with a homer off Blue Crabs pitcher Gaby Hernandez.
The next hitter, Josh Wilson, reached on an error by Blue Crabs third baseman Eric Garcia. Hernandez then proceeded to retire the next 15 hitters, but, after putting two runners on in the seventh, was relieved by Navery Moore. Moore allowed Pounds’ triple that put York ahead.
Hernandez got the loss, giving up three runs on two hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. York pitcher
Tony Pena picked up the win with two shutout innings in relief.
Thursday, the Blue Crabs sent 11 hitters to the plate in the second and scored six runs. Somerset, trailing 7-1, matched it with a six-run seventh and added two more in the eighth for the win.
The Blue Crabs bullpen allowed eight runs on eight hits in two innings after starter Scott Snodgress gave up just a run on three hits over the first six.
Lombardozzi had three hits in the loss.
News and notes
Sunday, starting pitcher (Standings as of May 9) Freedom Division W York 11 Sugar Land 11 Lancaster 7 Blue Crabs 4 Liberty Division W Somerset 14 Long Island 10 New Britain 7 Bridgeport 5 L 7 7 10 13 L 4 6 10 12
Daryl Thompson, a 2003 La Plata High School graduate from La Plata, was placed on the inactive list and was reactivated Monday when Pct. .611 .611 .412 .235 Pct. .778 .625 .412 .294 GB — — 3.5 6.5 GB — 3.0 6.5 8.5 Streak L-1 W-4 L-1 W-1 Streak L-3 W-9 W-1 L-7 Last 10 8-2 6-4 2-8 2-8 Last 10 6-4 9-1 4-6 2-8
catcher Adrian Martinez was released. Catcher Gustavo Molina was activated Sunday.