NY Sports Day

Ducks Derail Revolution in Series Finale

Joe Doll

(York, Pa., Sept. 2, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 7-3 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

Back-to-back hits by Jordany Valdespin and Daniel Fields, along with a run-scoring wild pitch by Revolution starter Logan Williamson, gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the first inning. It stayed that way until the fourth inning when Long Island plated three runs to extend their lead to four. An RBI single by Dioner Navarro and a two-out, two-run double by Dan Lyons did the damage.

An RBI ground rule double by Welington Dotel in the bottom of the fourth off Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady brought York to within three. However, Carlos Pimentel struck out two to leave the bases loaded in the inning. Then, a three-run fifth for the Flock put the game out of reach at 7-1. Sacrifice flies from Navarro and Cody Puckett, along with an RBI double by Miles Williams, highlighted the inning.

York closed to within four in the seventh inning on a two-run single to right-center by Henry Castillo. Colton Murray came into the game though and struck out two of the three batters he faced to escape a two-on, no-out jam. York would get no closer, as Logan Ondrusek tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth.

O’Grady did not factor into the decision but lasted three and one-third innings, allowing a run on three hits and two walks while striking out three. Carlos Pimentel (4-3) earned the win, tossing one and two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing just one walk while striking out two. Williamson (6-5) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits and a walk over four innings with two strikeouts.

Lyons led the Flock with three hits and two RBIs. Navarro added two hits, two RBIs and a run, while Taylor Ard and Ramon Cabrera each chipped in with two hits and two runs.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday to begin a three-game series against the New Britain Bees. 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 Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the ballpark, and there will be several breast cancer awareness organizations and coalitions in attendance with information about the services they provide. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular. It’s also a Two-Fer Tuesday and an Unused Ticket Day at the ballpark. Right-hander Brett Marshall (5-8, 4.59) makes his Ducks debut on the mound against Bees righty Kyle Simon (8-7, 4.10).

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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