(Central Islip, N.Y., May 10, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 4-3 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Long Island took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Giovanny Alfonzo, an RBI double by Fehlandt Lentini and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Delta Cleary Jr. The Ducks maintained the lead until the top of the sixth when Isaias Tejeda lifted a three-run home run to left field, tying the game at three.
Alex Burg put the Ducks back in front for good in the bottom of the frame with a mammoth solo homer to left. Four Ducks relievers then combined to keep the Revs off the scoreboard over the final three innings of the game.
Ducks starter Tim Melville did not factor into the decision but pitched five and one-third innings, yielding three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two. Zac Treece (2-1) picked up the win after pitching one and one-third scoreless innings of relief, giving up one hit while striking out one. Revolution starter Curtis Partch (0-3) took the loss, surrendering four runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in five innings. David Aardsma earned his third save with a perfect ninth inning, striking out Bryan Pounds to end the game.
Burg, Alfonzo and Elmer Reyes each had two hits to pace the Flock. Burg and Alfonzo each drove in and scored a run.
The Ducks hit the road on Thursday to begin a four-game series against the New Britain Bees in Connecticut. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. from New Britain Stadium. Fans 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. Right-hander John Brownell (1-0, 3.00 ERA) gets the start for the Ducks against Bees righty Eric Fornataro (0-1, 6.75 ERA).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, May 16 to open up another three-game series against the Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full-season ticket holders). Tuesday will be the annual “Bark in the Park” Night at the ballpark, and all fans wishing to bring their dog to the game must purchase a Pooch Pass in advance. Each pass is $13 and includes a game ticket in designated box seating sections as well as admission for one dog. Pooch Passes can be obtained by visiting the box office or going online to www.liducksgroups.com and typing in the password “pooch” when prompted. Individual 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.
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.
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