(Central Islip, N.Y., June 9, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 6-5 in walk-off fashion on Thursday night in the rubber game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
York took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on Carlos Franco’s sac fly and Josue Herrera’s RBI single. Sam Travis answered in the bottom of the frame with a grand slam to left-center field off Revolution starter Austin Nicely, leapfrogging the Ducks in front 4-2. Yefri Perez closed the gap to one in the second with a solo homer to right off Ducks starter Joe Iorio.
Connor Lien gave the Revolution the lead back in the fourth on a two-run double to left-center by Connor Lien. However, the Ducks pulled back even in the bottom of the inning when Deven Marrero singled, stole second base and scored on a pair of throwing errors.
It stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth. Austin Rei walked, advanced to second on Rob Weissheier’s bunt and scored the game-winning run on Marrero’s RBI single to center.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Iorio lasted five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Nicely pitched seven innings, also giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and three walks while striking out four. Sandy Baez (2-1) picked up the win after recording the final out of the ninth inning. Josh Martin (1-1) took the loss, conceding the winning run on a hit and a walk in the ninth.
Travis led the Flock offensively with three hits, four RBIs and a run. Marrero also totaled three hits, the game-winning RBI and a run, while Alejandro De Aza collected a pair of hits and a run.
The Ducks hit the road on Friday to open a three-game series with the Staten Island FerryHawks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Left-hander Stephen Tarpley (0-3, 7.16) gets the start for the Ducks against FerryHawks southpaw Anthony Rodriguez (1-2, 8.07).
Long Island returns home on Friday, June 17, to begin a three-game set with the Wild Health Genomes. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Beach Towels, courtesy of Enzo. It’s also an Angela’s Pizza Friday! A player on the Genomes will be designated as the K-Man, and if he strikes out during the game, all fans can show their game ticket to receive a special offer throughout the rest of the weekend at Angela’s Pizzeria of Islip. Tickets for the game, and all Ducks games, are available by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.
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