(Central Islip, N.Y., June 25, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 4-1 on Monday afternoon in the opener of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Emilio Bonifacio put the Ducks in front with a first inning solo home run to right-center field. Both starters locked up in a pitcher’s duel from there. John Brownell tossed seven shutout innings for Long Island, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five batters. Mitch Atkins lasted seven innings for York, yielding a run on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts.
It stayed 1-0 until the eighth when the Revolution plated four runs to take the lead. Jose Cuevas’ two-run home run to left and Welington Dotel’s two-run double to right-center did the damage.
Atkins (4-3) earned the win for York, while Dennis O’Grady (2-2) took the loss for the Ducks, conceding three runs on three hits in relief. Grant Sides collected his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.
Jordany Valdespin led the Flock with three hits, while Travis Snider added two.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their four-game set on Tuesday night. 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 at the ballpark! 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 Lee Sosa (0-0, 2.16) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Pat McCoy (1-2, 3.04).
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 it to 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.
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