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BIG NIGHTS FROM BROWNELL, DOWD NOT ENOUGH IN YORK

Revolution get series sweep with eighth inning homer


(York, Pa., June 22, 2016)
– The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 2-1 on Wednesday night in the final game of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

GAME AUDIO: Mike Dowd's first homer with the Ducks

Long Island took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Mike Dowd hit the first pitch from Revolution starter Frank Gailey over the Arch Nemesis for a solo home run. York pulled even in the fifth on back-to-back two-out singles off Ducks starter John Brownell, including an RBI base hit by Michael Rockett.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the eighth when Travis Witherspoon led off the frame with a solo homer to left, giving York a 2-1 lead.

Scott Rice (3-0) collected the victory after pitching a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth. Brownell (4-3) suffered the hard luck loss, giving up just two runs on seven hits in seven and one-third innings with one walk and nine strikeouts. Mike DeMark earned his 19th save of the year with a scoreless ninth. Gailey did not factor into the decision but threw seven innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Dowd led the Flock with three hits on the night.

The Ducks continue their road trip on Thursday night when they open up a four-game series against the cross-sound rival Bridgeport Bluefish. Game time is slated for 7:12 p.m. from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. It’s the “Ducks Game of the Week,” and fans can follow all 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. Left-hander Darin Downs gets the start for the Ducks against Bluefish righty D.J. Mitchell.

Long Island returns home on Monday, June 27 to open a four-game set against the Revolution. 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 the 10th Annual Health Night at the ballpark, presented by Northwell Health, and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative T-Shirts. In addition, it's the first LaVida Massage Monday of the season! Free massages will be available on the concourse, and one lucky fan will go home with a special massage package, courtesy of LaVida Massage of Smithtown, the official massage therapy and skin care center of the Ducks. 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: 06/22/2016
Long Island Ducks  1 AT York Revolution  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  York               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       4  0  1  0  .335  Witherspoon, T CF   4  1  3  1  .290
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  1  0  .278  Rockett, M 2B       4  0  2  1  .278
Gotay, R 2B         3  0  0  0  .295  Guzman, J DH        4  0  1  0  .305
Johnson, D DH       4  0  0  0  .224  Burgess, M RF       4  0  1  0  .261
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  0  0  .274  Perez, A 1B         4  0  1  0  .283
Dowd, M C           4  1  3  1  .281  Pounds, B 3B        4  0  0  0  .235
Blanke, M 1B        4  0  0  0  .240  Marte, A LF         2  1  0  0  .235
Vega, A LF          3  0  0  0  .273  Wilson, J SS        3  0  0  0  .261
Hughes, C SS        2  0  0  0  .182  Paniagua, S C       3  0  0  0  .190
                   32  1  5  1                           32  2  8  2

L Island             0 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  5  0
York                 0 0 0   0 1 0   0 1 x -  2  8  1
2B--Perez, A 1B (9). HR--Dowd, M C (1), Witherspoon, T CF (3). RBI--Dowd, M
C (17), TOTALS (0), Witherspoon, T CF (16), Rockett, M 2B (18), TOTALS  2
(0). SB--Witherspoon, T CF (11). E--Wilson, J SS (5). 
LOB--L Island 6, York 7. DP--F. Gailey(P) - J. Wilson(SS) - A. Perez(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Brownell, J (L,4-3)             7.1   7   2   2   1   9   1    3.02
Crider, P                       0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.06
Diaz, A                         0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.78
                                8     8   2   2   1  11   1
 York
Gailey, F                       7.0   4   1   1   1   7   1    1.80
Rice, S (W,3-0)                 1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    5.79
DeMark, M (S,19)                1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.38
                                9     5   1   1   2   7   1
SO--Gotay, R, Puckett, C, Blanke, M, Vega, A 2, Hughes, C 2, Guzman, J,
Burgess, M 2, Perez, A 3, Pounds, B 2, Wilson, J, Paniagua, S 2. BB--Gotay,
R, Hughes, C, Marte, A. BF--Brownell, J 30 (278), Crider, P (66), Diaz, A 2
(87), Gailey, F 25 (118), Rice, S 5 (24), DeMark, M 4 (88). P-S--Brownell,
J 100-72, Crider, P 5-3, Diaz, A 4-4, Gailey, F 95-63, Rice, S 19-10,
DeMark, M 10-9. 
T--2:09.  A--4570

Weather: Sunny, Warm, 85 deg.
Plate Umpire - Brian Miller, Field Umpire #1 - Dan Ratajski, Field Umpire #3 - Brian deBrauwere

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