Melville Mows Down Revs In Series Opener

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 16, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 2-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Both of Long Island’s runs came in the bottom of the first inning against Revolution starter Steve Janas. A sacrifice fly to center field off the bat of Delta Cleary Jr. and a solo home run to right-center by Angelo Songco highlighted the scoring.

After being held off the scoreboard for the first five innings, York plated an unearned run in the sixth on an RBI single to left by Joel Guzman. The Revolution put the tying run in scoring position in both the seventh and ninth innings, but they could not pull even.

Ducks starter Tim Melville (1-2) earned the win with five shutout innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out three. Janas (1-3) took the loss, surrendering two runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in seven innings. David Aardsma collected his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth, striking out two.

Songco led the Flock offensively with a pair of hits.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. 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). It’s the First Annual Heart Health Night at the ballpark, presented by Northwell Health. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Red T-Shirts. Tables will also be set up on the main concourse behind home plate showcasing various services offered by Northwell Health and ways to maintain a healthy heart. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular. The team will be wearing special commemorative jerseys as well, which will be auctioned off during the course of the game. Right-hander John Brownell (1-0, 3.00) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Victor Mateo (0-2, 1.30).

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

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

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