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Game 134: Ducks at Revolution

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RHP Zac Treece takes the mound for his first start of the season (Photo courtesy Joe Doll)

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Necessitated by back-to-back rainouts last week, the Long Island Ducks (71-62, 35-28) hit the road to take on the York Revolution (63-70, 35-28) in a single contest tonight, the only game on the Atlantic League schedule. The Ducks have lost four in a row and have dropped seven of their last 10 games, but still hold a 2.5-game lead over the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Liberty Division Second Half Standings. Entering the final seven games of the 2017 regular season, the Ducks magic number to clinch a playoff spot still stands at five, meaning the Ducks are in control of their own fate.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks got a strong start from right-hander Jake Dunning, but were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Both sides traded zeroes until the bottom of the fifth. Alex Burg doubled with one out against Bluefish starter Charles Brewer, and Jordan Hinshaw followed with an RBI single to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.

Bridgeport rallied to tie the game with two outs in the seventh inning. Following a single and two walks, Welington Dotel was hit by a pitch to force in the tying run.

The Bluefish took the lead in the ninth inning. Following two errors to begin the inning, an RBI infield single by Gustavo Molina and a two-run single to center by Angelys Nina did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Dunning tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out five. Brewer lasted six innings, yielding a run on five hits with four strikeouts. Elvin Ramirez (5-2) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit. Amalio Diaz (5-5) suffered the loss, surrendering three unearned runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning. Manny Delcarmen collected his eighth save with a perfect ninth.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Right-hander Zac Treece makes his first start of the season for the Long Island Ducks tonight. In 51 relief appearances this season, Treece is 6-1 with a 3.98 ERA and has struck out 65 and walked 28 in 54.1 innings this season. In his last six appearances dating back to August 23, the righty has a 0.87 ERA (1 ER/10.1 IP), and has struck out 16 and walked only one batter. Tonight marks the first start for Treece in the United States since 2015, when the Arkansas native made one start for the Gary Southshore Rail Cats of the American Association. The side-winder also made one start for the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League during the 2016 campaign.

Meanwhile Victor Mateo strides to the bump for the Revolution tonight. In 24 starts with York this season, the right-hander is a nice 6-9 with a 4.36 ERA and has struck out 56 and walked 39 in 132 innings pitched. Mateo’s last two starts have both come against the Ducks, and he has yielded eight runs on 17 hits in a combined 9.2 innings. He has an 0-1 record in those outings, but the Revs are 1-1 overall in the games. The righty has allowed at least two earned runs in nine consecutive starts, and has allowed three or more in eight of those. He hasn’t completed six innings in a start since August 16.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#9   Zac Treece – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – 2B
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#16 Isaias Tejeda – DH
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#13 Dayron Varona – LF
#20 Luis Cruz – C
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#27 Chase Simpson – 3B

#9   Victor Mateo – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

UPDATE (6:51): BOT 1: Zac Treece tosses a scoreless 1st inning in his 1st start as a Duck, thanks in part to a double play nicely begun by Giovanny Alfonzo!

UPDATE (7:11): BOT 2: Alex Burg throws out Dayron Varona trying to steal second, and Treece strikes out a pair! No score after two.

UPDATE (7:24): BOT 3: Third inning, third time Treece faces the minimum three batters! Ducks also turn another double play, their second of the night.

UPDATE (7:41): BOT 4: A 1-2-3 inning for Treece in the fourth, as he strikes out Jared Mitchell and Isaias Tejeda swinging!

UPDATE (7:56): TOP 5: The Ducks take a 1-0 lead when Alfonzo singles, moves to third on a fielder’s choice and scores on a throwing error!

UPDATE (8:06): BOT 5: Rubi Silva hits a first pitch solo homer to left-center field, tying the ballgame at one apiece.

UPDATE (8:39): BOT 6: Revs plate a run on Alonzo Harris’ RBI single, but Tyler Wilson comes on to strike out Tejeda and Nash to the end inning.

UPDATE (9:06): BOT 7: Dennis O’Grady enters and pitches out of a first-and-second, one-out jam to keep it a one-run ballgame!

UPDATE (9:24): BOT 8: Dustin Richardson pitches a scoreless inning, striking out two! 11 strikeouts for Long Island’s pitching staff tonight.

UPDATE (9:33): FINAL: York hangs on with some fine defensive plays to get the 2-1 win. Road trip continues tomorrow night in Lancaster.

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Game 131: Ducks vs. Bluefish

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INF Ruben Gotay and the Long Island Ducks continue their sprint toward the 2017 postseason tonight against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

After a pair of rainouts and a doubleheader split on the road this week, the Long Island Ducks (71-59, 35-25) return home for their final homestand of the 2017 regular season. In the three-game home set, the Bridgeport Bluefish (71-60, 30-31) make their final trip to Bethpage Ballpark. Long Island enters tonight’s game with a magic number of five over Bridgeport to clinch a spot in the 2017 Atlantic League Playoffs, and needs just one win in the series to hold all tiebreakers with their cross-sound rivals. One Ducks victory in the series also clinches the 2017 Ferry Cup, the final edition of the historic rivalry.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks split a single admission doubleheader with York Revolution on Thursday night at PeoplesBank Park, taking game one 5-1 before falling in game two 4-3.

Long Island plated a run in the first inning of game one on Lew Ford’s RBI single to center field. Giovanny Alfonzo extended the lead to 4-0 in the second with a three-run home run to left-center off Revolution starter Victor Mateo.

York got on the scoreboard in the third when Jared Mitchell lifted a sacrifice fly to center off Ducks starter John Brownell. The Revs got no closer though, as a two-out RBI double by Marc Krauss in the seventh rounded out the scoring.

Brownell (10-4) earned the win with a complete game effort, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out six. Mateo (6-9) took the loss, yielding four runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five and one-third innings.

Elmer Reyes led the Flock with three hits in the game, while Alfonzo added two hits, three RBIs and a run.

York jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game two with a three-run second inning and another run in the third against Ducks starter Matt Larkins. A bases loaded walk to Chase Simpson, a two-out, two-run single by Mitchell and a solo homer to right by Michael Burgess did the damage.

The Ducks closed to within 4-3 with a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth off Revolution starter Frank Gailey. An RBI single to right by Derrick Pyles and a two-run homer to left-center by Jordan Hinshaw cut the deficit to one. Long Island put the tying and go-ahead runs on in the sixth but could not pull even.

Gailey (13-9) got the win, pitching five innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings. Larkins (9-7) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings while striking out six. Chase Huchingson collected his fourth save with a scoreless seventh.

Pyles had two hits to lead the Ducks in game two.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Newly-acquired lefty Jake Fisher gets the start for the Ducks tonight, making his team debut. Fisher has spent the past four seasons pitching in the Frontier League with the Windy City Thunderbolts. This year in 20 starts, Fisher recorded a 10-7 record with a 2.80 ERA, and led the league with 120 strikeouts against only 29 walks in 138 innings. The workhorse threw eight-or-more innings in nine starts, and lasted at least seven innings in 12 of his outings. The crown jewel of his season came on August 12 against the Traverse City Beach Bums, when Fisher tossed a complete game, five-hit shutout, striking out 11 and walking only one.

Bridgeport counters with righty Ross Seaton, who makes his ninth start of his second season with Bridgeport. Seaton is 2-3 with a 5.20 ERA and has allowed 55 hits and walked 21 while striking out 32 in 45 innings. He has faced the Ducks once this year, allowing six runs on six hits in five innings in his season debut on July 28, getting no decision in an 8-7 Bridgeport comeback win. Last time out, Seaton held the York Revolution to one run on seven hits in five innings, getting the win in an 8-4 Bluefish victory.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s doubleheader, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s twin bill via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B

#25 Jake Fisher – LHP

Bridgeport Bluefish
#2   Luis Hernandez – SS
#11 Jose Cuevas – 2B
#25 Welington Dotel – CF
#20 Jonathan Galvez – 1B
#35 Andrew Lambo – LF
#32 Gustavo Molina – C
#3   Angelys Nina – 3B
#13 Ozney Guillen – RF
#5   Jose Gil – DH

#29 Ross Seaton – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 2: We’re still scoreless after two as Jake Fisher looks 💪💪💪 early in his Ducks debut!

TOP 3: Welington Dotel hits a two-run home run to give the @BPTBluefish a 2-0 lead.

BOT 4: Elmer Reyes doubles to drive home two runs and tie the game up at 2-2!

BOT 5: Delta Cleary Jr. and Angelo Songco pick up RBIs and the Ducks take a 4-2 lead.

TOP 8: The Bluefish rally for three runs and take a 6-4 lead.

FINAL: Bluefish 6, Ducks 5.

W: Britton (4-1)
L: Jones (0-1)

Game 128: Ducks vs. Bees

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RHP Jake Dunning looks to lead Long Island to a Labor Day victory against the New Britain Bees this afternoon.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (34-23; 70-57) finish their eight-game home stand Monday afternoon against the New Britain Bees (23-32; 49-76). This will be the final game between the two teams this year, with the season series favoring the Ducks by a narrow 10-9 margin. Long Island begins play today with a magic number of seven to clinch the Liberty Division Second Half Championship and secure a playoff spot in the 2017 Atlantic League Playoffs.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 8-7 on Sunday afternoon in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

New Britain took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Craig Maddox followed a fielding error with a two-out, two-run home run to left field off Ducks starter Matt Marsh. Long Island responded with three runs in the second off Bees starter Nate Roe to go in front. Angelo Songco’s leadoff solo homer to right and a two-out, two-run single by Jordan Hinshaw highlighted the inning.

The Bees took the lead back with a three-run fourth. Maddox and Jon Griffin scored on a pair of Ducks errors, and Conor Bierfeldt lifted a sacrifice fly to right. Griffin’s two-run homer to right-center in the sixth extended New Britain’s lead to 7-3.

The Ducks came back to tie the ballgame at seven with a four-run sixth inning. A sac fly to center by Elmer Reyes opened the scoring. Alex Burg then followed with a two-run double down the left field line and came around to score from second on a throwing error. Burg put the Flock on top for good in the eighth with a leadoff solo homer to right.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Marsh pitched three innings, allowing two unearned runs on just one hit while striking out six. Roe lasted four innings, surrendering three runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Rob Rogers (5-1) collected the win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning, working around a pair of hits to strand two runners on base. Brandon League (2-3) took the loss, yielding the game-winning run on two hits and a walk in one inning. Amalio Diaz earned his 15th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.

Burg led the offense with two hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Songco added two hits an RBI and two runs scored, while Lew Ford totaled three hits.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Right-hander Jake Dunning takes the hill for Long Island this afternoon. In 11 appearances (four starts) the former big leaguer is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA, allowing 32 hits, striking out 27 and walking 10 in 31.2 innings pitched. Dunning got no decision in his last start against the York Revolution on August 30, allowing four runs on six hits in five innings, striking out a season-high nine in a 5-4 Long Island win. The righty has made one appearance against New Britain this season, throwing a 1-2-3 inning of relief in his Ducks debut on July 18.

New Britain answers with lefty Greg Nappo, who is in his first season with the Bees. Nappo is 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA in 11 appearances (nine starts) after beginning the season in the Miami Marlins organization. In his last start on August 29 at Sugar Land (though the game was played in New Britain owing to Hurricane Harvey) the port paw threw six shutout innings but got no decision in a 1-0 Bees loss. In his lone start against the Ducks this season, Nappo got no decision on July 17, allowing two runs on six hit in five innings.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – DH
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#23 Alex Burg – C
#19 Derrick Pyles – RF
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B

#45 Jake Dunning – RHP

New Britain Bees
#8   Yusuke Kajimoto – 2B
#10 Michael Crouse – CF
#35 Jovan Rosa – 3B
#24 Craig Maddox – DH
#33 Jon Griffin – 1B
#6   Jamar Walton – RF
#28 Conor Bierfeldt – LF
#2   Jake McGuiggan – SS
#19 Nick Murphy – C

#12 Greg Nappo – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Jon Griffin’s RBI Double gives the Bees an early 1-0 lead.

TOP 2: The Bees plate three runs on two homers, and take a 4-0 lead.

BOT 2: Ruben Gotay smacks a solo home run to get the Ducks on the board. The Bees lead 4-1.

TOP 5: Jamar Walton hits a three-run home run to give the Bees a 7-1 lead.

BOT 6: Angelo Songco crushes his 23rd home run of the season as the Ducks close the gap to 7-2.

TOP 9: The Bees add an insurance run and lead 8-2 heading to the bottom of the ninth inning.

FINAL: Bees 8, Ducks 2

W: Nappo (3-1)
L: Dunning (2-2)

Game 126: Ducks vs. Bees

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OF/1B Marc Krauss and the Long Island Ducks look to get back on the winning track tonight against the New Britain Bees.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (32-23; 68-57) continue their four-game, wrap-around weekend series with the New Britain Bees (22-31; 48-75). This will be the final series between the two teams this year. The Bees have a 9-8 advantage in the first 17 games of the season series with the Ducks, and a 4-3 lead at Bethpage Ballpark. This is the final series of the 2017 regular season between Long Island and New Britain.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks met the Chapey’s Home Run Challenge on Friday night in the opener of a four-game series against the New Britain Bees. Angelo Songco’s two-run blast to right field in the sixth inning was Long Island’s 100th home run of the 2017 season.

Because they hit 100 home runs this year and met the challenge, Chapey & Sons Funeral Homes will donate $5,000 to the QuackerJack Foundation. This marks the first time the Ducks have met Chapey’s Home Run Challenge since they hit 102 longballs as a team during the 2014 season. It came on Songco’s 21st home run of the season, the most among Ducks batters this year and tied for the third-most in the Atlantic League.

The Bees used the longball to fuel their offense during the game, as they hit five home runs to pick up the win. Craig Maddox led the way with three homers, including a pair of grand slams. He finished the game with four hits, 11 RBI and four runs to lead the Bees.

Kyle Simon (10-11) started and got the win for New Britain, pitching six innings of two-run ball, allowing nine hits and three walks while striking out four. Tyler Levine (3-2) started and took the loss for the Ducks, yielding 11 runs on 11 hits and two walks over four innings with three strikeouts.

Jordan Hinshaw, Delta Cleary Jr. and Elmer Reyes each had a pair of hits to lead the Flock offensively. Reliever Jose Velez dazzled on the mound for Long Island with two scoreless innings of relief, striking out five of the six hitters he faced.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Matt Larkins takes the mound for the Ducks tonight. In 24 appearances (23 starts), Larkins is 8-6 with a 3.69 ERA and leads the staff with 139.0 innings pitched and 119 strikeouts. The right-hander got the win in his last start on August 28 against York, allowing three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings, falling one out shy of a quality start. He struck out six and walked a season-high five in the outing. The last time Larkins faced the Bees, he borrowed a page from the book of Jack Morris by pitching to the score. In a 13-6 Long Island win, Larkins allowed six runs in six innings on 13 hits, a season-high for a Ducks pitcher in a single game.

The Bees answer back with right-hander Jonathan Pettibone, looking to recover from a turbulent outing against the Ducks in his last start. On August 27, the righty allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 4.1 innings, however the Bees still won 8-7. Overall, the former Philadelphia Phillies hurler is 2-6 with a 4.77 ERA in 20 games, striking out 57 and walking 30 in 90.2 innings. Pettibone is working his way back from a myraid of shoulder issues that cost him the past two seasons.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

New Britain Bees
#3   James Skelton – C
#10 Michael Crouse – CF
#35 Jovan Rosa – 3B
#24 Craig Maddox – DH
#33 Jon Griffin – 1B
#6   Jamar Walton – RF
#28 Conor Bierfeldt – LF
#2   Jake McGuiggan – 2B
#5   Michael Baca – SS

#32 Jonathan Pettibone – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: Angelo Songco drives in Delta Cleary Jr with an RBI single and the Ducks take a 1-0 lead.

TOP 5: The Ducks still lead 2-0 over the Bees as Matt Larkins spins a 1-2-3 inning.

FINAL (5 inn.): Tonight’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Ducks 2, Bees 0.

W: Larkins (9-6)
L: Pettibone (2-7)

Game 124: Ducks vs. Revolution

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The Long Island Ducks look to clinch a series win against the York Revolution tonight in the finale of a four-game series.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (32-21; 68-55) continue their penultimate homestand of the 2017 regular season against the York Revolution (30-23; 58-65) with the finale of their four-game series. Long Island has won two of the first three games of the set and looks for the series victory tonight. The Ducks hold an 10-6 advantage in the first 16 games of the season series. The Ducks are currently on an eight-game homestand which continues with four games against the New Britain Bees this weekend.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks split a single admission doubleheader with the York Revolution on Wednesday night at Bethpage Ballpark, taking game one 5-4 in waddle-off fashion before dropping game two 8-2.

Long Island jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the first two innings of game one against Revolution starter Logan Williamson. RBI doubles by Lew Ford and Marc Krauss in the first and an error that plated Dan Lyons in the second highlighted the scoring.

York closed to within 3-2 in the third on back-to-back two-out solo home runs by Alonzo Harris and Alexi Casilla off Ducks starter Jake Dunning. However, the Ducks got one of the runs back in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single to left by Jordan Hinshaw.

The Revolution pulled even at four with single runs in the fifth and sixth on a wild pitch that scored Chase Simpson and a solo homer to left by Telvin Nash. York put then put the go-ahead runs at first and second with no outs in the sixth, but Rob Rogers escaped the jam. Elmer Reyes followed in the bottom of the seventh with a one-out solo blast over the left field wall to give the Ducks the waddle-off victory.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Dunning pitched five innings, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine. Williamson lasted two and two-thirds innings, yielding four runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks with one strikeout. Amalio Diaz (5-4) collected the win after pitching a scoreless seventh inning, striking out two. Ricardo Gomez (3-4) took the loss after surrendering the game-winning homer.

Hinshaw led the Flock with three hits, while Ford and Reyes each added two.

A four-run second inning put the Revolution on top early in game two. Two-out, two-run home runs by Travis Witherspoon and Casilla off Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady did the damage. The Ducks closed to within 4-2 in the third on an RBI single to left by Delta Cleary Jr. and an RBI double to right-center by Ford off Revolution starter Jay Gause.

York would put the game out of reach with a run in the fourth, two in the sixth and another in the seventh. An RBI double by Witherspoon, a two-run homer to center by Casilla and a solo homer to right by Nash accounted for the scoring.

Gause (9-2) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out five. O’Grady (5-7) took the loss, giving up four runs on five two walks with one strikeout in two innings.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

John Brownell takes the mound for the Ducks in the series finale with the Revolution. The righty ace is 9-3 with a 3.34 ERA this season in 21 starts, and has 82 strikeouts and 42 walks allowed in 126.2 innings. Last time out against the New Britain Bees on August 26, Brownell threw seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits as the Ducks won 3-0 in shutout fashion. In two starts against the Revolution this season, Brownell has struggled, going 1-0, but getting tagged for a 5.19 ERA, walking six and striking out only three in 8.2 innings.

RHP Victor Mateo heads to the hill for the Revs in the series finale. In 22 starts this season, the Dominican righty is 6-8 with a 4.12 ERA, striking out 54 and walking 36 while allowing 141 hits in 122.1 innings pitched. In his last outing on August 26, Mateo allowed five runs on nine hits in four innings against Lancaster, getting the loss. Against the Ducks this season, Mateo has been dreadful, going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts. In 9.0 innings, the righty has allowed 15 hits, nine runs (all earned) and walked six while striking out just two.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Alonzo Harris – LF
#4   Alexi Casilla – 2B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#21 Michael Burgess – DH
#10 Jared Mitchell – RF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#34 Carlos Triunfel – 3B

#9   Victor Mateo – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: @MarcKrauss25 hits his 20th home run of the season as the Ducks take a 2-0 lead!

TOP 3: The Revolution take a 7-2 lead.

BOT 4: The Ducks scratch a run back on an Elmer Reyes infield single. Revs lead 7-3.

BOT 5: LEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Ford collects an RBI to get the Ducks to within 7-4.

TOP 8: The Revolution add on a run to take an 8-4 lead.

FINAL: Revolution 8, Ducks 5.

W: Click (3-1)
L: Brownell (9-4)

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