(Central Islip, N.Y., May 17, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 6-3 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Ducks (12-14) took the lead in the bottom of the first, when Elmer Reyes pulled a double over the third base bag to score Angelo Songco, giving the club a 1-0 lead. In the third, Reyes lined a single to center off Revolution (9-16) starter Victor Mateo, chasing home Delta Cleary Jr. to put Long Island up 2-0.
In the bottom of the fourth, Anthony Vega crushed a two-out triple to dead centerfield, and Dan Lyons drove him home with a single to expand the gap to 3-0. The lead continued to grow in the bottom of the fifth, when Alex Burg delivered a two-run double off Joe Van Meter to put the Ducks ahead 5-0. Mateo (0-3) allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks in 4.2 innings to take the loss.
John Brownell (2-0) delivered a strong outing, allowing two runs on four hits in 5.2 innings to get the win before giving way to Rob Rogers, who escaped a first-and-third, two-out jam in the sixth. The Ducks responded with a run in the bottom of the sixth on a double from Cleary Jr., scoring Vega to take a 6-2 lead.
The Revolution retaliated with a run in the top of the seventh off Eury De La Rosa with one out to cut the advantage to 6-3, but Tyler Wilson retired the final two in the frame without any further damage. Chin-Hui Tsao worked a scoreless top of the ninth to earn his first save of the season for the Ducks.
The Ducks and Revolution complete their three-game set on Thursday night. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full-season ticket holders). It’s our first Thirsty Thursday of the season at the ballpark! All fans are invited to visit the Duck Club restaurant and bar, normally reserved for VIP/season ticket holders, on the suite level. There will be both drink and food specials featured, including half-price domestics. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy a brand new Duck Tail Ale, an exclusive private label craft beer presented by Great South Bay Brewery. Right-hander Matt Larkins (0-2, 6.50) heads to the mound for the Ducks, and the Revolution counter with righty Ty’Relle Harris (0-2, 8.21).
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.
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