(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

(York, Pa., Aug. 19, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 9-2 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

Long Island jumped in front 2-0 in the first inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Deibinson Romero and Carlos Castro off Revolution starter Ben Herrick. Phil Caulfield’s RBI fielder’s choice in the second and Joe DeCarlo’s solo home run over the Arch Nemesis in the fourth doubled the Ducks lead to four.

Deibinson Romero’s second RBI single of the night pushed the Ducks lead up to 5-0 in the fifth. Lew Ford then drove a two-run home run over the right field fence in the sixth to make it a 7-0 ballgame.

York cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth on Telvin Nash’s RBI single to right field off Duck starter Akeel Morris. Connor Lien’s solo homer to left in the seventh closed the gap to 7-2. However, an RBI double down the left field line by Romero and a wild pitch that scored Alejandro De Aza restored the Ducks seven-run lead at 9-2.

Morris (5-9) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out five. Herrick (0-1) took the loss, conceding five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks over four and one-third innings with two strikeouts.

Ford led the Flock offensively with three hits, finishing a triple shy of the cycle, two RBIs and three runs. Romero added three hits, three RBIs and a walk for Long Island.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank 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. Right-hander Joe Iorio (7-4, 5.09) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Nick Travieso (6-5, 4.03).

Long Island returns home on Friday, August 26, to begin a three-game series against the Charleston Dirty Birds. 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). It’s Hispanic Heritage Night at the ballpark, presented by Wings of Empowerment. The Ducks will be wearing special jerseys, which will be auctioned off throughout the game. It’s also a Lemonade Stand at Main & Vine Sampling Day and an Angela’s Pizza Friday! 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.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

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