Game 57: Ducks at Revolution

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, PA)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: After winning five of a seven-game homestand, the Long Island Ducks (32-24) visit the York Revolution (31-25) for a three-game series. The Ducks sit one game behind the first-place Somerset Patriots in the Liberty Division. York, having beaten Long Island in two of three games this season, holds the top spot in the Freedom Division.

YESTERDAY’S RESULT: Delta Cleary Jr. drove a game-winning single up the middle, plating two runs en route to a 3-2 Ducks win over Lancaster.

In the third inning, Matt Wessinger scored from third on Ruben Gotay’s pop-up that dropped in the center of the infield. Long Island’s 1-0 lead held until the Barnstormers grabbed two runs in the seventh off of reliever Nick Struck to take the lead.

The ninth-inning rally began with a one-out single by Anthony Vega. Wessinger, the next batter, singled to center field setting up runners at first and third. Carlos Hughes pinch ran for Wessinger at first prior to Fehlandt Lentini’s at-bat. Lentini reached on a fielder’s choice when Vega was thrown out at home. With runners at second and third, Cleary Jr. stepped to the dish.

Long Island starter Bruce Kern did not factor into the decision despite six shutout innings with five strikeouts. Lancaster starter Bryan Evans did not receive a decision, either. Evan pitched six innings of four-hit ball giving up one run with eight strikeouts and three walks. Reliever Kevin Vance, who pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings, recorded the win. Cory Burns blew the ninth-inning save and took the loss.

Wessinger and Cleary Jr. both had two hits to lead the Ducks offensively.

ON THE MOUND: One of the Atlantic League’s top pitchers, Jack Snodgrass, takes the baseball for the Ducks. Snodgrass is tied for first in wins (5), second in strikeouts (67), and third in ERA (2.97). In his past five outings, the 6-foot-6 lefty has a 1.50 earned run average, having yielded two or less runs in his past 36 innings. The former San Francisco draft selection battles the Revolution for the second time this season. On June 9, Snodgrass pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Though he did not receive a decision, the Ducks won the game 3-1.

Former big leaguer Micah Owings takes the hill for his fourth start and eighth appearance. Owings is 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA. The right-hander made 138 career appearances with Arizona, Cincinnati, and San Diego between 2007-2012. The 33-year-old was drafted by Arizona in the 3rd round of the 2005 draft out of Tulane. As a hitter in the National League, Owings hit nine home runs, drove in 35, and held a .283 career batting average.

FOLLOW ALONG: Tonight’s game will be broadcast online with live streaming audio via the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

Ducks
#22 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#15 Ruben Gotay – 2B
#26 Dan Johnson – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett– 3B
#21 Mike Blanke – C
#6   Blake Tekotte – DH
#27 Anthony Vega – LF
#17 Matt Wessinger – SS

#39 Jack Snodgrass – LHP

Revolution
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#28 Joel Guzman – DH
#7   Andres Perez – 1B
#21 Michael Burgess – RF
#14 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#17 Jason Repko – LF
#4   Josh Wilson – SS
#2   Michael Rockett – 2B

#37 Micah Owings – RHP

UPDATE (6:44): TOP 1: The Ducks strike first, as Fehlandt Lentini scores from third on a double play ball!

UPDATE (7:25): TOP 3: Dan Johnson delivers a two-out RBI double down the right field line, scoring Lentini from third! Ducks lead 2-0!

UPDATE (7:32): BOT 3: Jason Repko puts York on the board with a leadoff solo homer. Ducks lead has been trimmed to 2-1.

UPDATE (8:06): BOT 5: Jack Snodgrass works around a leadoff walk and keep the Revs off the scoreboard! Score remains 2-1 after five.

UPDATE (8:20): BOT 6: Isaias Tejeda hits a two-out, two-strike solo homer to left-center. We are tied at two after six.

UPDATE (8:47): BOT 7: The Revolution strike for five runs to take a 7-2 lead. RBI hits from Repko, Rockett and Tejeda in the inning.

UPDATE (8:59): BOT 8: James Lomangino with a 1-2-3 inning and has struck out three of the four batters he has faced! Ducks looking to rally in the ninth.

UPDATE (9:10): FINAL: The Revolution claim the series opener 7-2 over the Ducks. Game two of the series will be Tuesday night at 6:30.

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