(Central Islip, N.Y., May 9, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 4-3 in 10 innings on Tuesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Revolution took an early 1-0 lead on a first-inning RBI single by Michael Burgess. Long Island pulled even in the second on Giovanny Alfonzo’s RBI single to left field off Revolution starter Steve Janas.
York took the lead back in the fourth on a two-run home run to left field from Bryan Pounds off Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady. A sacrifice fly to center by Elmer Reyes in the fifth trimmed the Ducks’ deficit to 3-2.
It stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth when Fehlandt Lentini doubled to center, was sacrificed to third base on a bunt and scored on an RBI single to right by Reyes, tying the game at three. The Revolution took the lead back for good in the 10th on a sacrifice fly to right off the bat of Travis Witherspoon.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Janas pitched six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks. O’Grady lasted six innings, yielding three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four. Luke Westphal (1-1) picked up the win despite allowing a run on two hits and a walk in one inning of relief. Eric Gagne (0-2) took the loss, surrendering an unearned run and one walk with a strikeout in the 10th. Martin collected his first save with a scoreless bottom of the 10th.
Reyes and Cody Puckett each had two hits to pace the Flock.
The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday 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 our first Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark! A special item in the Waddle In Shop, the official merchandise store of the Ducks, will be available at a 20% discount all game long. The selected item will be announced on LIDucks.com the morning of the game and at the ballpark during the game. Right-hander Tim Melville (0-2, 3.60) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution righty Curtis Partch (0-2, 6.75).
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.