(Central Islip, N.Y., May 8, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 4-0 on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Ducks starter Rafael Perez retired the first 15 batters that he faced, striking out six over the first five innings. However, the Revolution scored twice in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Angel Franco and a run-scoring single from Jose Constanza.
A solo home run to left field by Isaias Tejeda in the seventh increased York’s lead to 3-0. Bryan Pounds’ RBI single in the ninth rounded out the scoring.
Revolution starter Frank Gailey (3-1) earned the win with six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Perez (1-1) was saddled with the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts as well.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full-season ticket holders). It’s a Two-fer Tuesday at the ballpark! Fans purchasing tickets to the game online at LIDucks.com or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a special buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max four total tickets per transaction). Right-hander Dennis O’Grady (1-0, 1.50) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Steve Janas (1-2, 8.76).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action online on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks’ official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.