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Ducks Complete Comeback for Waddle-Off Win

Long Island Ducks

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 6-5 in walk-off fashion on Sunday evening in the finale of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

The Revolution opened the scoring in the first inning on Telvin Nash’s RBI double and Welington Dotel’s run-scoring groundout off Ducks starter Hector Silvestre. Long Island closed to within one in the third on Taylor Ard’s RBI infield single off Revs starter Logan Williamson.

It stayed that way until the fifth when York jumped in front 5-1 on Melky Mesa’s RBI double, a run-scoring throwing error and an RBI single by Nash. The Ducks trimmed their deficit to one with three runs in the seventh inning. Daniel Fields’ two-run single to right and a run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Lew Ford closed the gap to 5-4.

Long Island tied the game at five in the eighth on a single, two walks and a sacrifice fly to left field from David Washington. The Ducks then won the game in the ninth when Fields walked, Ford singled and Ard drove in Fields with a single to right.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Silvestre lasted four and one-third innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks with one strikeout. Williamson pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out three. Logan Ondrusek (1-1) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless ninth inning, stranding the go-ahead run at third base. Junior Rincon (1-4) suffered the loss, conceding the winning run on two hits and a walk without recording an out.

Miles Williams led the Flock offensively with three hits. Fields and Ard each added two hits and two RBIs.

The Ducks continue their homestand on Monday night when they open a three-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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). It’s a Military Monday at the ballpark! As a thank you to the men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to keep us safe, active military members (with valid military ID) will receive a special $7 ticket offer when purchasing tickets to the game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (subject to availability). Right-hander Matt Larkins (6-3, 3.72) gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs righty Brett Marshall (4-8, 5.02).

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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