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Tim Battle hits first inside-the-park home run in franchise history

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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.

-Paul Braverman

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