NY Sports Day

Matt Masters the Revs with Complete Game Shutout

Joe Doll

(York, Pa., June 10, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the York Revolution 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

Ducks starter Matt Larkins (4-1) was the story on Sunday, as the right-hander went the distance for a complete game shutout victory. He conceded just eight hits in the game, all singles, did not allow a walk and struck out six batters. The third-year Duck threw 101 pitches on the day, 76 of which were strikes, and faced the minimum three batters in six different innings. He also stranded the tying runs on base in both the sixth and ninth innings.

The only offense Long Island needed came in the first inning. Travis Snider singled to right field with two outs and the bases empty, and Taylor Ard followed with a two-out, two-strike, two-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left for his third homer of the year.

Revolution starter Pat McCoy (0-1) suffered the hard-luck loss, yielding two runs on six hits and a walk in six innings while striking out three. Snider and Dan Lyons each had two hits to pace the Flock offensively.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday 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. Left-hander Bennett Parry (2-0, 2.01) gets the start for the Ducks.

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. 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.

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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