(York, Pa., June 7, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 9-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at PeoplesBank Park.
The Revolution opened the scoring with three runs in the first inning off Ducks starter Andrew Barbosa. An RBI double by Welington Dotel, a run-scoring groundout from Zach Wilson and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Rubi Silva did the damage. Jared Mitchell’s sac fly in the second extended the lead to 4-0.
Long Island got on the scoreboard in the fourth when Alec Sole and Jordany Valdespin collected back-to-back two-out hits and Sole scored on a passed ball. However, two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth pushed York’s lead to 7-1. An RBI single by Wilson and a two-out solo homer by Tyler Clark highlighted the scoring.
David Washington came home following a two-out triple and a wild pitch by Revolution starter Mitch Atkins in the top of the sixth. York responded though in the bottom of the inning when two runs scored on an RBI fielder’s choice and an error.
Atkins (1-3) earned the win, pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six. Barbosa (1-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on two hits and a walk in one inning.
Washington led the Flock offensively with three hits, while Sole added two.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their four-game set on Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park. Fans 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. Right-hander Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 4.00) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Dominic Severino (2-2, 3.68).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, June 12, to open a three-game series with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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 a Two-Fer Tuesday, and fans purchasing tickets to the game 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). It’s also an Unused Ticket Day, and fans may exchange their unused tickets from previous games during the 2018 season for tickets of equal or lesser value to Tuesday’s game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office, subject to availability. Tickets to the game, and all 2018 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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