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REVOLUTION CLAIM SEE-SAW AFFAIR IN GAME ONE

Long Island overcomes early deficit but late runs allowed prove costly

(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 8-7 on Wednesday night in Game One of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. York now leads the best-of-five series one game to none.

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The Revolution jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with a run in the first inning and three in the third against Ducks starter Matt Larkins. Jared Mitchell’s RBI single to right and Michael Burgess’ three-run homer to left did the damage.

Long Island responded with four runs in the fifth against Revs starter Jay Gause and reliever Joe Van Meter to tie the game at four. Dan Lyons’ two-run double to left-center and Lew Ford’s two-run single to left highlighted the inning.

The Ducks took a 5-4 lead in the sixth on a two-out RBI single to center by Delta Cleary Jr. However, York went in front with a pair of two-out runs in the seventh, courtesy of Isaias Tejeda’s bases loaded walk and Travis Witherspoon’s RBI single. Long Island pulled even at six in the bottom of the frame on Ford’s two-out RBI infield single to short.

York took the lead for good in the eighth on RBI singles from Alonzo Harris and Rubi Silva. Giovanny Alfonzo closed the gap to 8-7 in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly to right, but the Ducks were unable to even the score back up.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Larkins pitched five innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five. Gause lasted four and one-third innings, yielding three runs on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Grant Sides (2-0) collected the win despite allowing a run on two walks in two-thirds of an inning. James Jones (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering two runs on two hits and a walk. Chase Huchingson collected his second save of the playoffs with one and two-thirds scoreless innings.

Ford led the Flock with three hits and three RBI. Cleary Jr. added two hits an RBI and two runs, while Lyons drove in and scored two runs apiece.

The Ducks and Revolution continue the Atlantic League Championship Series on Thursday night with Game Two. 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). The first 500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Thundersticks. It’s also be a Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark, and the Duck Club restaurant/bar, normally reserved for VIP/season ticket holders, will be open for all fans to enjoy. There will be both food and drink specials, including half price domestics.

Tickets to the game are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or by
CLICKING HERE. 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 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit
www.atlanticleague.com
.

 

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Game Date: 09/27/2017
York Revolution  8 AT Long Island Ducks  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
York               AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Harris, A LF        5  1  2  1  .273  Alfonzo, G 3B       1  1  0  1  .200
Mitchell, J RF      5  1  2  1  .381  Reyes, E 2B         5  0  0  0  .227
Silva, R 2B         4  2  2  1  .391  Ford, L LF          5  0  3  3  .348
Nash, T 1B          3  1  0  0  .250  Krauss, M 1B        3  0  0  0  .333
Burgess, M DH       3  1  1  3  .278  Songco, A DH        5  0  0  0  .143
Tejeda, I C         3  0  1  1  .308  Burg, A C           3  1  0  0  .412
 Cruz, L C          0  0  0  0  .200  Cleary Jr., D CF    3  2  2  1  .278
Witherspoon, T CF   5  0  1  1  .227  Vega, A RF          1  1  0  0  .273
Dent, R SS          3  1  1  0  .278  Lyons, D SS         2  2  1  2  .214
Simpson, C 3B       5  1  2  0  .333       
                   36  8 12  8                           28  7  6  7

York                 1 0 3   0 0 0   2 2 0 -  8 12  0
L Island             0 0 0   0 4 1   1 1 0 -  7  6  0
2B--Cleary Jr., D CF (2), Lyons, D SS (1). HR--Burgess, M DH (2).
RBI--Harris, A LF (3), Mitchell, J RF (2), Silva, R 2B (2), Burgess, M DH 
3 (6), Tejeda, I C (2), Witherspoon, T CF (1), TOTALS  8 (0), Alfonzo, G 3B
(4), Ford, L LF  3 (5), Cleary Jr., D CF (1), Lyons, D SS  2 (3), TOTALS  7
(0). HP--Nash, T 1B (1). SF--Alfonzo, G 3B (1). SH--Alfonzo, G 3B (0).
SB--Harris, A LF 2 (2), Burg, A C (1), Cleary Jr., D CF (1). CS--Mitchell,
J RF (2). 
LOB--York 11, L Island 7. DP--E. Reyes(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - M. Krauss(1B),
J. Mitchell(RF) - T. Nash(1B), J. Gause(P) - R. Dent(SS) - T. Nash(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 York
Gause, J                        4.1   3   3   3   4   3   0    3.48
Van Meter, J                    0.2   1   1   1   1   0   0    2.45
Westphal, L                     0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
Click, M                        0.1   1   1   1   1   1   0    9.00
Ezell, J                        0.2   1   1   1   2   0   0   13.49
Sides, G (W,2-0)                0.2   0   1   1   2   0   0    3.38
Huchingson, C (S,2)             1.2   0   0   0   1   0   0    0.00
                                9     6   7   7  11   6   0
 L Island
Larkins, M                      5.0   7   4   4   3   5   1    4.22
OGrady, D                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
Richardson, D                   0.2   0   2   2   2   1   0   10.80
Marsh, M                        0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0    0.00
Jones, J (L,0-1)                0.0   2   2   2   1   0   0   21.60
Rogers, R                       2.0   2   0   0   1   4   0    0.00
                                9    12   8   8   9  11   1
HB--Richardson, D (1). SO--Harris, A 2, Mitchell, J, Silva, R 2, Nash, T,
Witherspoon, T 3, Dent, R, Simpson, C, Reyes, E, Ford, L, Krauss, M,
Songco, A 2, Vega, A. BB--Harris, A, Silva, R, Nash, T, Burgess, M 2,
Tejeda, I 2, Dent, R 2, Alfonzo, G 2, Krauss, M 2, Burg, A, Cleary Jr., D,
Vega, A 3, Lyons, D 2. BF--Gause, J 18 (40), Van Meter, J 3 (12), Westphal,
L 2 (5), Click, M 3 (5), Ezell, J 5 (5), Sides, G 4 (11), Huchingson, C 6
(19), Larkins, M 23 (51), OGrady, D 4 (9), Richardson, D 5 (8), Marsh, M 2
(5), Jones, J 3 (12), Rogers, R 9 (11). P-S--Gause, J 83-50, Van Meter, J
14-6, Westphal, L 11-7, Click, M 15-9, Ezell, J 25-13, Sides, G 20-10,
Huchingson, C 23-12, Larkins, M 95-61, OGrady, D 18-11, Richardson, D 21-8,
Marsh, M 12-6, Jones, J 11-5, Rogers, R 39-23. 
T--4:18.  A--3026
Pitcher Jay Gause was ejected in the top of the seventh inning while
coaching first base for arguing balls and strikes
 
Plate Umpire - Matt Hensel, Field Umpire #1 - Richard Katz, Field Umpire #2 - David Speranza, Field Umpire #3 - Jorge Teran

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