(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)
(York, Pa., Aug. 31, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 10-6 on Thursday night in the final game of a four-game series at WellSpan Park.
Long Island took a 1-0 lead versus York starting pitcher J.T. Hintzen just four batters into the ballgame as Sam Travis plated Alex Dickerson with a one-out double into the left field corner after Dickerson singled right back through the originator earlier in the frame. The Revolution sent nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the third against Ducks starter Kyle Lobstein and scored four times to take a 4-1 lead, highlighted by run-scoring singles from Alexis Pantoja and Troy Stokes Jr, and a two-run triple by Trey Martin.
The visitors got to within 4-2 in the fourth as Alejandro De Aza plated Dickerson with a sacrifice fly, who led off the inning with a two-base hit. Long Island cut their deficit to 5-3 in the fifth as Ruben Tejada drove home Joe DeCarlo with a two-out single to center field. After five York runs came across one half-inning later, the Flock cut into the Revs advantage in the sixth as DeCarlo cracked a three-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left to make it 10-6, but that was as close as Long Island would get as the Revolution were able to come away with the series victory.
Hintzen (9-6) picked up the win, allowing six runs on nine hits (one home run) across six innings pitched, striking out five. Lobstein (4-5) suffered the loss, giving up ten runs (nine earned) on ten hits over four and two-thirds innings on the mound, walking four and striking out three.
DeCarlo had two-extra base hits, including a double and a home run, along with three runs batted in and a run scored and has now tied his season-high in home runs with 14 while also extending his on-base streak in the process to 23 consecutive games overall.
Long Island returns home on Friday, September 1, to begin a four-game series with the Lancaster Barnstormers. 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). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Chef Hat Rubber Duckies, courtesy of The Hidden Gem Cafe.
It’s also a Tap Room Friday at the ballpark, and Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for 20% off your entire meal at The Tap Room as fans exit the ballpark following the game. It’s a Grand Slam Friday as well, and the sixth inning will be designated as the Grand Slam Inning. If the Ducks fourth batter of the inning launches a home run with the bases loaded, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Right-hander Robert Stock (8-3, 3.74) gets the nod for the Flock against Barnstormers righty Brent Teller (10-5, 5.64).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home 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 8.5 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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