(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)
(York, Pa., May 10, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 13-9 in 10 innings on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at WellSpan Park.
York took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning on Drew Mendoza’s sacrifice fly to right-center off Ducks starter Stephen Woods Jr. A groundout to third base from Adeiny Hechavarria in the second plated Sam Travis to tie the game up at one. However, York retook the lead on RBI singles by Trent Giambrone and Tomo Otosaka in the bottom of the second.
Joe DeCarlo tied the game at three in the fourth with a two-run single to right field off Revolution starter Nick Raquet. It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth when four two-out runs, highlighted by Otosaka’s three-run double, gave the Revolution a 7-3 lead. Dustin Woodcock’s sac fly to center in the eighth closed the gap to three. Hechavarria then tied the game at seven in the ninth with a two-out, three-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left field.
Long Island then scored six two-out runs in the 10th to take a 13-7 lead. Boog Powell’s RBI single, a bases loaded hit by pitch of Daniel Murphy and a grand slam by Sam Travis did the damage. A run-scoring error and an RBI single by Otosaka in the 10th closed the gap to four, but York could not pull even.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Woods Jr. lasted five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out six. Raquet pitched five and one-third innings, yielding three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Jose Jose (2-0) got the win despite allowing two unearned runs on two hits in one inning of relief, striking out two. Justin Goossen-Brown (0-1) took the loss, conceding six runs (five earned) on two hits and a walk in one inning with three strikeouts. Al Alburquerque picked up his first save after striking out Rivero to end the game.
Hechavarria led the Flock with three hits, four RBIs, four runs and a walk. Travis added two hits, four RBIs, three runs and three walks, while DeCarlo chipped in with two hits, two RBIs, and a walk.
The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their three-game set on Thursday morning. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at WellSpan Park. Fans can follow all the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Ian Clarkin (0-1, 1.29) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution righty Jorge Martinez (1-1, 2.45).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, May 16, for another three-game set with the Revolution. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark! If the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Simply sign up prior to first pitch at the Ticket Kiosk on the main concourse to be eligible. 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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