York first baseman Telvin Nash put on a huge late inning offensive display on Thursday afternoon to lead the visiting Revolution to a 5-4 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers in the spring opener at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Nash erased an early 3-0 Lancaster lead with a three-run homer into the right center screen off Al Yevoli in the seventh. The blast followed a two-out walk to Andres Perez and an infield single by Joel Guzman.
The Georgia native also produced the eventual deciding run in the top of the ninth with a long, two-out double to left. Josh Wilson and Perez had stroked one-out doubles to left off loser Justin Jackson earlier in the frame.
Lancaster reached York starter Matt Neil in the second. Kevin Ahrens and Charlie Cutler banged consecutive line drive singles to open the inning. Michael Crouse beat out a grounder to third on which Byran Pounds made a diving stop, loading the bases. Travis Witherspoon got the first run home on a slow chopper to third. A second run scored when Neil made a wild throw on Edwin Gomez’ grounder. Jeff Kobernus got the third home on a 6-4 force out.
Lancaster’s final run scored on a two-out triple by Crouse and an infield single by Witherspoon in the ninth off Mike DeMark.
Right-hander Bryan Evans fired three hitless innings as the Lancaster starter. He walked one and struck out four in the effort.
Wes Alsup picked up the win in relief for York with a save going to DeMark.
The Barnstormers will host Lancaster Bible College Friday afternoon at 1:00 in the second spring tuneup.