(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 10-2 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Ducks struck early, plating six runs in the second inning off Revolution starter Dan Minor. A solo home run to left field by Deibinson Romero and a grand slam to right field by Rey Fuentes highlighted the inning. Two more runs scored in the third on RBI singles to center by John Apostolo and Vladimir Frias, extending the lead to 8-0.
York closed to within 8-2 with single runs in the fifth and sixth off Ducks starter Seth Simmons. A solo homer to left by Carlos Franco and an RBI single to center by Welington Dotel did the damage. However, the Ducks got both runs back in the seventh on a bases loaded walk by Nick Garland and another RBI single from Frias.
Simmons (6-7) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six. Minor (7-7) suffered the loss, surrendering eight runs on eight hits and two walks over two and two-thirds innings with one strikeout. Ismael Cabrera, Michael Tonkin and Rob Rogers combined for three scoreless innings of relief for the Ducks.
Romero led the Flock offensively with three hits, an RBI and three runs scored. Daniel Fields added two hits and scored three times.
The Ducks hit the road on Friday night to begin a three-game series against the High Point Rockers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at BB&T Point. Fans can follow all the action by tuning into the Rockers game broadcast on YouTube, available by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Brian Matusz (0-0, 2.70) gets the start for the Ducks against Rockers righty Michael Bowden (1-2, 2.03).
Long Island returns home on Monday, August 19, to open a three-game series against the Somerset Patriots. 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 K-Man Merch Monday, and a designated player on the Patriots will be selected as the evening’s K-Man. If the K-Man strikes out during the game, fans will receive a 10% savings on a specific item in the Waddle In Shop. If he strikes out a second time, the discount will grow to 20%. A third strikeout by the K-Man increases the savings to 30%. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.
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)
With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.
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