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Gindl Makes History in Doubleheader Sweep

September 16, 2021 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Lancaster Barnstormers News Release

The Lancaster Barnstormers ended their losing streak and started a winning streak all in one night.

In the process, Caleb Gindl slugged his franchise record 30th home run as the Barnstormers swept a doubleheader from the York Revolution, 7-4 and 6-3, Thursday evening at People's Bank Park.

In the opener, the Barnstormers put together an 11-hit performance. After falling behind, 2-0, on a Nellie Rodriguez two-run homer in the bottom of the first, Lancaster scored the next seven runs. Blake Gailen picked up an RBI single in the top of the second, and Blake Allemand worked him home with a grounder to second to tie the score.

Kelly Dugan picked up a two-out, two-strike RBI single off Duke von Schamann (5-8) in the third for a 3-2 edge. Allemand doubled home Gindl in the fourth, and the Barnstormers struck for three more in the fifth, two on a single by Gindl.

The bottom of the fifth provided a scare as starter Augie Sylk, who had retired 10 of 12 batters prior to that, allowed a leadoff single by Osmy Gregorio followed by four walks. With the score, 7-4, Ryan Eades (1-0) took over and retired the side in order on two strikeouts and a force out at home.

Gabriel Moya retired the side in order in the sixth, and Scott Shuman did likewise in the seventh for his 17th save.

In the nightcap, Alejandro De Aza keyed a two-run first with a double. LeDarious Clark homered down the right field line, and Anthony Peroni added an RBI single in the fifth for a 4-1 lead.

York again put a scare in the Barnstormers, loading the bases with nobody out against Donald Goodson in the sixth. Goodson got Gregorio and Carlos Franco on consecutive sacrifice flies for the first two outs. Garrett Granitz fanned Rodriguez to end the threat with the 'Stormers up by one.

Gindl connected off Jake Welch, following an infield single by Melvin Mercedes, pushing Ryan Harvey (2013) out of the record books on a drive to right center.

Moya came on and got the side in order for the second time on the night, earning his second save.

The Barnstormers open a three-game series at Southern Maryland on Friday night. Dominic DiSabatino (9-7) will square off against right-hander Carl Brice. Fans may tune into the YouTube broadcast, starting at 6:30.

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