Tim Battle hits first inside-the-park home run in franchise history
After nearly eight complete seasons, our long national nightmare is over. The York Revolution finally have an inside-the-park home run.
In a 2-2 game in the bottom of the sixth on August 20, Tim Battle scored himself, Chad Tracy and Travis Garcia when he snuck a hard line drive past Lancaster center fielder Blake Gailen and the ball rolled all the way to the batter’s eye. As far as inside the park homers go, the three-run variety is pretty good. York eventually won the game 6-5 to finish with a 13-7 mark over the Barnstormers in the regular season. It’s their second-best War Of The Roses record, behind the 16-4 thumping of the Stormers in 2010.
Watch great shots of the entire play at this link, from Jason Bristol and CBS 21: http://www.local21news.com/sports/features/local-sports/stories/battle-hits-first-insidethepark-hr-revolution-1287.shtml
Battle’s liner was also the first inside-the-park home run at Santander Stadium. Twice before the Revolution had allowed one on the road.