Vega Launches Ducks to Dramatic Win Over York

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 5-4 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Melky Mesa gave the Revolution an early 1-0 lead with a two-out solo home run to left field off Ducks starter Tyler Badamo. Long Island responded with two runs in the bottom of the second on Ramon Cabrera’s solo homer to right and Jordany Valdespin’s RBI single off Revolution starter Carl Brice. David Washington’s sacrifice fly to center in the third increased the advantage to 3-1.

York pulled back even in the fifth on a two-out two-run home run to left field by Travis Witherspoon. A solo homer to left by Witherspoon in the top of the eighth put the Revs on top 4-3. However, following a two-out single by Cabrera in the bottom of the eighth, Anthony Vega launched a two-run homer to left-center, giving the Flock the lead for good.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Badamo pitched five innings, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four. Brice lasted two innings, yielding three runs on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Carlos Pimentel (2-3) picked up the win despite allowing a run in the eighth inning. Jailen Peguero (2-5) suffered the loss, conceding two runs on four hits in the eighth. Francisco Rodriguez nailed down his 21st save with a perfect ninth inning, striking out one.

Valdespin, Cabrera and Lew Ford each had two hits to lead the Ducks. Vega drove in two runs and scored twice.

The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their four-game set on Sunday evening. Game time is slated for 5:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 4:05 (3:50 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Aluminum Water Bottles, courtesy of News 12 Long Island. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the autograph session with the Ducks from 4:20 to 4:35. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Left-hander Hector Silvestre (0-0, 7.71) gets the ball for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Logan Williamson (5-3, 3.26).

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

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

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