(York, Pa., July 13, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Revolution starter Robert Carson. Three singles in the inning, including a two-out RBI base hit from Taylor Ard, put the Flock on top.
York took the lead with a five-run fourth inning off Ducks starter Lee Sosa, highlighted by RBI singles from Jared Mitchell, Welington Dotel, Luis Cruz and Ryan Dent. A four-run fifth inning and a seven-run sixth put the game out of reach. Dent’s three-run homer in the fifth and RBI doubles from Melky Mesa and Travis Witherspoon in the sixth highlighted the scoring.
Carson (6-3) picked up the win, pitching five innings of one-run ball, allowing eight hits and a walk while striking out four. Sosa (0-2) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on five hits and four walks over four and one-third innings.
Ard, Travis Snider and Dan Lyons each had two hits to pace the Flock. Newcomer Jose Cuas made his Ducks debut on the mound and retired York in order in the eighth inning.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 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 John Brownell (4-7, 3.96) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Dominic Severino (4-4, 4.38).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, July 17 to open a three-game series against the New Britain Bees. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s Irish Night at the ballpark, presented by Shandon Court, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Stadium Cups. In addition to the Irish National Anthem being played before first pitch, fans will be treated to Irish-themed music and promotions throughout the course of the game. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HERE or downloading the Ducks mobile app.
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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