(Central Islip, N.Y., May 30, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 7-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

York took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning against Ducks starter Wladimir Pinto on a two-run single by Nellie Rodriguez and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Trey Martin. Long Island answered with a run in the bottom of the inning on Daniel Murphy’s RBI double to right-center off Revolution starter Tom Sutera.

The Revs extended their lead to 5-1 with single runs in the fourth and fifth on RBI singles from Trent Giambrone and Alexis Pantoja. A wild pitch by Sutera plated Adeiny Hechavarria in the fifth, closing the gap to 5-2. However, Drew Mendoza’s RBI double and John Nunez’s RBI single in the seventh pushed York’s advantage up to five.

Sutera (2-2) picked up the win, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing eight hits and three walks while striking out four. Pinto (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs (three earned) on two hits and five walks in three and one-third innings with four strikeouts.

Hechavarria led the Ducks offensively with two hits and two runs. Murphy added two hits and an RBI, while Sam Travis also had a pair of hits.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. 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 a Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to purchase Long Island Ducks tumblers for just $15 (normally $22) at the Waddle In Shop throughout the ballgame. Left-hander Stephen Tarpley (1-1, 3.74) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Pedro Vasquez (season debut).

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. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8.5 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).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

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