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TEKOTTE STUNS YORK WITH NINTH INNING HOMER

Two-run blast gives Ducks comeback win in series finale

(Pboto courtesy of Joe Doll)

(York, Pa., June 9, 2016)
– The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 3-1 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the come-from-behind victory

The Revolution opened the scoring in the first inning when Andres Perez drew a bases loaded walk against Ducks starter Jack Snodgrass. It stayed 1-0 until the top of the seventh inning when Mike Blanke tied the game with an RBI fielder’s choice off Revolution starter Matt Neil.

Long Island would take the lead for good with two runs in the ninth inning off York closer Mike DeMark. Following an error, Blake Tekotte lined a two-run home run over the right field wall, putting the Ducks in front 3-1.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Snodgrass pitched six innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out seven. Neil lasted seven innings, giving up a run on four hits with three strikeouts. Amalio Diaz (3-1) collected the win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and DeMark (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding two runs (one earned) on one hit with three strikeouts. Todd Coffey earned his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.

Tyler Colvin led the Flock offensively with two hits.

The Ducks continue their road trip on Friday night when they open a three-game series with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News radio. Streaming audio will also be available online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Mark Blackmar gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs righty Gaby Hernandez.

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, June 14 to begin a three-game series the New Britain Bees. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It's a Two-Fer Tuesday at the ballpark, and fans purchasing tickets to the game online or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max four total tickets per transaction). It’s also a Humana Senior Discount Tuesday, and senior citizens (65 or older with valid ID) will receive a 25% discount and a special gift package, courtesy of Humana, when purchasing a ticket to the game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (limited to the first 50 tickets purchased). Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark 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.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 34 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

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Game Date: 06/09/2016
Long Island Ducks  3 AT York Revolution  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  York               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       4  0  0  0  .328  Repko, J LF         4  0  0  0  .291
Vega, A LF          4  0  0  0  .281  Tejeda, I C         5  1  1  0  .331
Gotay, R 2B         3  0  1  0  .313  Guzman, J 3B        5  0  1  0  .302
Colvin, T 1B        4  1  2  0  .256  Nash, T 1B          4  0  2  0  .285
Puckett, C 3B       4  1  1  0  .290   Thurber, C PR      0  0  0  0  .125
Blanke, M DH        4  0  0  1  .234  Perez, A DH         4  0  1  1  .273
Tekotte, B CF       4  1  1  2  .240  Marte, A RF         4  0  0  0  .250
Dowd, M C           4  0  0  0  .292  Pounds, B 2B        4  0  1  0  .241
Wessinger, M SS     4  0  1  0  .183  Wilson, J SS        4  0  2  0  .269
                                      Rockett, M CF       2  0  1  0  .241
                   35  3  6  3                           36  1  9  1

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   1 0 2 -  3  6  1
York                 1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  9  2
2B--Colvin, T 1B (4), Wilson, J SS 2 (10). HR--Tekotte, B CF (4).
RBI--Blanke, M DH (18), Tekotte, B CF  2 (12), TOTALS  3 (0), Perez, A DH
(26), TOTALS (0). SH--Rockett, M CF (0). E--Puckett, C 3B (5), Nash, T 1B
(5), Wilson, J SS 2 (4). 
LOB--L Island 6, York 13. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Snodgrass, J                    6.0   7   1   1   3   7   0    3.14
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    2.60
Diaz, A (W,3-1)                 1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    3.12
Coffey, T (S,7)                 1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.77
                                9     9   1   1   4  10   0
 York
Neil, M                         7.0   4   1   1   0   3   0    4.13
Vaughan, B                      1.0   1   0   0   1   3   0    5.68
DeMark, M (L,0-1)               1.0   1   2   1   0   3   1    0.45
                                9     6   3   2   1   9   1
SO--Vega, A 2, Colvin, T, Blanke, M, Tekotte, B, Dowd, M 2, Wessinger, M 2,
Tejeda, I, Guzman, J, Nash, T 2, Perez, A 2, Marte, A 2, Pounds, B, Wilson,
J. BB--Gotay, R, Repko, J, Nash, T, Perez, A, Rockett, M. BF--Snodgrass, J
29 (225), De La Rosa, E 4 (75), Diaz, A 4 (67), Coffey, T 4 (52), Neil, M
25 (155), Vaughan, B 6 (57), DeMark, M 5 (74). P-S--Snodgrass, J 115-73, De
La Rosa, E 18-13, Diaz, A 14-7, Coffey, T 15-9, Neil, M 84-62, Vaughan, B
24-15, DeMark, M 17-11. 
T--2:46.  A--2862
1st Inning---Long Island mound visit by coach

Plate Umpire - Brian deBrauwere, Field Umpire #1 - Buzz Albert, Field Umpire #3 - Tim Detwiler