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Barnstormers slam Revolution to snag series opener

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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:59 pm

The Lancaster Barnstormers burst ahead to a big first-inning lead Monday and never looked back, snapping host York's three-game winning streak with a 9-3 victory in the opener of a three-game set.

The Barnstormers slugged five base hits in a five-run first. Yusuke Kajimoto opened the game with a base hit, and Reegie Corona legged out a bunt single to set the table. Cole Garner ripped an RBI single to left-center for the first run of the night before Andrew Clark drove a two-run double to left-center for a fourth consecutive hit to start the game.

With one out, Gabe Jacobo launched a two-run homer to left, making it a 5-0 score.

The Revs answered by scoring twice in their half of the first. But Barnstormers starter Dan Osterbrock (9-4) allowed nothing else over seven innings, retiring 13 of 14 batters at one point to earn the win. The lefty scattered seven hits, walked none and fanned seven.

Offensively, the Barnstormers padded their lead with a run in the third on a Ben Francisco double to left, then scored again on a two-out infield single by Garner in the sixth and a two-run double to left-center by Garner in the eighth.

Garner reached base all five times, going 3 for 3 with four RBIs, taking the league lead with 76 on the season, moving two ahead of York first baseman Chad Tracy, who had the night off.

The Revs scored their final run on a groundout by Travis Garcia in the bottom of the eighth.

Revs starter Corey Thurman (7-5) took the loss.

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