NY Sports Day

Ard Lifts Ducks Over Revolution in Ninth

Joe Doll

(York, Pa., June 9, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 4-3 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

Long Island jumped in front with a three-run third inning off Revolution starter Robert Carson. Travis Snider’s two-run single through the right side and Lew Ford’s RBI fielder’s choice highlighted the inning.

York rallied back with a run in the fifth and two in the eighth to tie up the game at three. Jared Mitchell’s RBI fielder’s choice off Ducks starter John Brownell and RBI singles by Michael Burgess and Rubi Silva did the damage.

The Ducks took the lead back for good though in the ninth. Ford reached on a fielder’s choice, Anthony Vega pinch ran and stole both second and third base, and Taylor Ard drove him in with a two-out RBI single to left. Francisco Rodriguez then stranded the tying run at second base in the bottom of the ninth to earn the save.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Brownell threw six and two-thirds innings, allowing one unearned run on six hits and three walks while striking out three. Carson lasted five innings, yielding three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Dennis O’Grady (2-1) picked up the win despite allowing two hits in two-thirds of an inning in relief. Junior Rincon (0-2) took the loss, surrendering the winning run on two hits in one inning. Rodriguez collected his eighth save with a scoreless ninth, striking out two.

Snider led the Flock offensively with two hits and two RBIs.

The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their four-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 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 Matt Larkins (3-1, 2.65) gets the ball for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Pat McCoy (0-0, 2.45).

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.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) 

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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