Four relievers combine to pitch four and two-thirds innings of scoreless baseball
(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)
(York, Pa., May 31, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 6-2 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a sacrifice fly to right field off the bat of L.J. Mazzilli. Three two-out runs for the Flock off Revolution starter Matthew Grimes in the fourth extended the advantage to four. An RBI single to center by Rando Moreno and a two-run home run to left-center by Daniel Fields highlighted the inning.
York closed to within 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth on Henry Castillo’s two-run homer to right-center off Ducks starter Joe Iorio. It stayed that way until the eighth inning when an RBI single to left-center by Hector Sanchez extended Long Island’s lead to three. A sac fly to center by Steve Lombardozzi in the ninth rounded out the scoring at 6-2.
Iorio did not factor into the decision but lasted four and one-third innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out three. Cody Mincey (1-0) earned the win with one and one-third innings of scoreless relief, yielding one hit while striking out two. Grimes (1-4) took the loss, conceding four runs on five hits and three walks over five and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts.
Mincey joined Tanner Scheppers, Vin Mazzaro and Josh Lueke in combining to pitch four and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief for the Ducks, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out three batters.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com, Facebook Live and the Ducks official YouTube channel. Left-hander Sean Nolin (4-0, 1.20) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Dan Minor (2-2, 4.01).
Long Island returns home on Friday, June 7, to begin a three-game weekend series against the High Point Rockers. 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). It will be a Flashback Friday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to enjoy 2000 season pricing ($8/$9) on select Ducks individual game tickets purchased via the team’s in-game vendors (restrictions apply). In addition, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a free regular sub (no purchase necessary) and $2 off any size sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs to fans as they exit the ballpark. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.
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.
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