(Central Islip, N.Y., June 27, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 6-4 on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Long Island took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on doubles from Jordany Valdespin and Travis Snider. A five-run second inning off Revolution starter Joe Van Meter extended the lead to six. Taylor Ard’s solo home run to left-center field, RBI doubles by Anthony Vega and Snider, and RBI single by Valdespin and a run-scoring groundout from Emilio Bonifacio highlighted the inning.
It stayed that way until the sixth when York scored three runs off Ducks starter Bennett Parry to trim Long Island’s lead to 6-3. Luis Cruz’s RBI double, a sac fly to left by Ryan Dent and an RBI single by Nick King did the damage, but the Revs would get no closer.
Parry (5-0) earned the win, tossing six innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out 10 batters. Van Meter (2-3) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on 11 hits and a walk in four and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts. Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 12th save despite allowing a run on a hit and a walk in the ninth.
Ard and Vega each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Valdespin had two hits, an RBI and two runs. Snider added two hits and two runs batted in.
The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their four-game set on Thursday 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). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Mobile Phone Grips, courtesy of People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union. It’s also a Thirsty Thursday, and the Duck Club restaurant/bar, normally reserved for VIP/season ticket holders, will be open to all fans. There will be both food and drink specials available, including half-priced domestics. Left-hander Jake Fisher (3-2, 3.35) gets the ball for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Robert Carson (4-2, 1.70).
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.
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