(Central Islip, N.Y., June 28, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 12-7 on Thursday night in the finale of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Revolution took an early 3-0 lead against Ducks starter Jake Fisher on RBI doubles by Michael Burgess and Ryan Dent along with an RBI single by Jose Cuevas in the first inning. The Ducks closed to within 3-2 on a wild pitch by Robert Carson in the first inning and Travis Snider’s RBI single in the third.
York widened their lead to 9-2 with a five-run fifth inning and another run in the sixth. Two more RBI singles by Cuevas and a three-run home run to left field by Ryan Dent highlighted the scoring.
Long Island closed back to within two with a five-run inning of their own in the sixth. Run-scoring groundouts from Dan Lyons and Jordany Valdespin, an RBI single by Lew Ford and a two-run homer to right-center by Snider made it a 9-7 ballgame. However, the Revolution put the game out of reach with three runs over the final three innings.
Carson (5-2) picked up the win, tossing five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Fisher (3-3) suffered the loss, surrendering eight runs on 13 hits and a walk over four and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts.
Ford led the Flock with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Snider added two hits, three RBIs and a run, while Valdespin added three hits, one RBI and one run.
The Ducks continue their homestand on Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Road Warriors. 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 Water Bottles, courtesy of CSEA. It’s also a Bowlero Friday, and as fans exit the ballpark following the game, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a special “buy one game of bowling, get one free” offer, courtesy of Bowlero. The Red Robin K-Man promotion will be taking place as well. A player on the Road Warriors will be designated as the K-Man, and if he strikes out, all fans in a lucky section of the ballpark will win a “buy one entree, get one half off” discount, courtesy of Red Robin. Right-hander Carlos Pimentel (0-2, 2.55) gets the start for the Ducks against Road Warriors southpaw Kelvin Villa (1-6, 5.96).
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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