(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 5-4 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
After escaping jams in the first and second innings, Ducks starter Matt Larkins allowed a run in the third on a sacrifice fly to center field off the bat of Dayron Varona. Long Island responded with a four-run fifth inning off Revolution starter Jared Gaynor to go in front 4-1. A two-run single to right by Jordan Hinshaw and a two-run inside-the-park home run from Delta Cleary Jr. did the damage.
The Revolution closed to within 4-3 in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single to right by Jared Mitchell. However, Matt Marsh retired Isaias Tejeda to strand the bases loaded. The Ducks pushed across an insurance run in the seventh when Dan Lyons walked and later scored from third on a passed ball with two outs.
It stayed 5-3 until the ninth when Telvin Nash hit a two-out solo homer to left off reliever Amalio Diaz, closing the gap to one. Diaz followed it up though with a strikeout of Varona to end the game.
Larkins (8-6) picked up the win, pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and five walks while striking out six. Gaynor (1-1) took the loss, yielding four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks in six innings with two strikeouts. Diaz collected his 14th save despite allowing a run in the ninth, as he struck out two.
Hinshaw and Cleary Jr. each had two hits, two RBI and a run scored to pace the Flock offensively.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their four-game series on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at a special time of 5:15 for all fans due to an on-field demonstration by the Suffolk County Youth Cheerleading Association. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Good Times, Every Time Notebooks, courtesy of People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union. It’s also a Two-Fer Tuesday, and 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 Jake Dunning (2-1, 2.02) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Logan Williamson (5-8, 4.99).
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 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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