(Central Islip, N.Y., May 31, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 11-2 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Long Island took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on three consecutive two-out singles, with Frank Schwindel scoring on a fielding error. York tied the game in the second on a sacrifice fly to center field off the bat of Jacob Rhinesmith. Alex McGarry scored his first run with the Ducks in the bottom of the second on a double play ball to put the Flock back in front. However, the Revolution tied it at two in the fourth on Alfredo Reyes’ two-out RBI single to right.

An opposite-field three-run home run to right field by Donovan Casey in the seventh put the Revolution on top 5-2. A four-run eighth, highlighted by a two-run double to right from Casey, pushed the gap to seven. Two more runs in the ninth rounded out the scoring.

Ducks starter Mike Montgomery did not factor into the decision but pitched five and two-thirds innings of two-run ball, allowing two hits and five walks while striking out four. Ethan Lindow (2-3) earned the win for York, tossing seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Justin Alintoff (2-1) took the loss, conceding three runs on three hits and two walks in one and one-third innings with two strikeouts.

Schwindel led the Ducks offensively with two hits and a run. Manuel Geraldo added two hits, while McGarry had a hit, two walks and a run in his Ducks debut.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game series on Saturday 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). Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by UBS Financial Services. It’s also a Long Island MacArthur Airport Lucky Seat Saturday! During the game, one lucky fan will win two round trip tickets on Breeze Airways to any of their six non-stop destinations from MacArthur Airport. Right-hander Stephen Woods Jr. (1-2, 6.49) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Aaron Fletcher (3-1, 2.50).

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 FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks are in their 24th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. They are the all-time leader in wins and attendance in Atlantic League history, led all MLB Partner Leagues in attendance in 2023, and have sold out a record 706 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its third decade, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. Over its 25-year history, the ALPB has sent over 1,400 players to MLB organizations while drawing over 47 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.