NY Sports Day

Revolution Sneak By Ducks in Series Finale

Joe Doll

(York, Pa., July 15, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

The Revolution took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jared Mitchell doubled, moved to third on a sac bunt and scored on a throwing error from Ducks starter Tyler Badamo. York plated another unearned run in the sixth when a two-out fielding error led to an RBI double off the bat of Michael Burgess.

Long Island closed to within 2-1 in the seventh when David Washington slugged a solo home run over the batter’s eye in center field off Revolution starter Mitch Atkins. However, the Ducks left the tying run on base in the seventh and eighth inning.

Atkins (7-3) earned the win, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out four. Badamo (3-6) took the hard-luck loss, yielding two unearned runs on five hits and a walk over five and two-thirds innings with five strikeouts. Grant Sides picked up his eighth save with a scoreless ninth.

Audie Afenir led the Ducks offensively with two hits.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday 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. Left-hander Jake Fisher (3-4, 4.29) gets the start for the Ducks against Bees southpaw Andy Van Hekken (3-5, 3.95).

Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HEREor downloading the Ducks mobile app. 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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