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DOWNS’ 10 STRIKEOUTS SILENCE YORK

Ducks total ten hits to even series

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 28, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 3-1 on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Darin Downs and Dan Lyons talk about the win

Michael Burgess’ two-out RBI double gave the Revolution a 1-0 advantage in the first inning. The Ducks took a 2-1 lead in the second on RBI singles from Mike Blanke and Mike Dowd. In the eighth, Dan Lyons scored on a wild pitch to round out the scoring.

Darin Downs (5-4) was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 over seven innings while allowing one run on three hits. James Simmons (4-3) took the loss, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk. The righty struck out four over six innings. Todd Coffey earned his 11th save with a scoreless ninth.

Lyons led the Ducks at the plate with four hits, while Fehlandt Lentini chipped in two.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their four-game series on Wednesday night. Game time is set for 6:35 p.m. with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Logo T-Shirts, courtesy of Capital One. It’s also Winning Inning Wednesday, and one lucky fan has the chance to win $10,000 if a specific occurrence happens during a designated inning. Right-hander Bruce Kern (1-1, 1.87 ERA) toes the rubber for the Ducks against York righty Tony Pena (5-2, 3.95 ERA).

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. Fans unable to attend the game will be able to follow all of the action live online via the Ducks' official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available by 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.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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Game Date: 06/28/2016
York Revolution  1 AT Long Island Ducks  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
York               AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Witherspoon, T CF   4  0  0  0  .286  Vega, A LF          4  0  0  0  .288
Rockett, M 3B       4  0  0  0  .273  Lentini, F RF       4  0  2  0  .324
Guzman, J DH        3  1  2  0  .317  Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  1  0  .290
Burgess, M RF       3  0  1  1  .281  Ford, L DH          4  0  0  0  .327
Perez, A 1B         3  0  0  0  .272  Puckett, C 3B       4  0  0  0  .271
Marte, A LF         3  0  0  0  .236  Lyons, D SS         4  2  4  0  .326
Chaves, B 2B        3  0  0  0  .209  Gotay, R 2B         2  1  1  0  .288
Wilson, J SS        3  0  0  0  .269  Blanke, M 1B        4  0  1  1  .230
Paniagua, S C       2  0  0  0  .206  Dowd, M C           3  0  1  1  .279
                   28  1  3  1                           33  3 10  2

York                 1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  3  0
L Island             0 2 0   0 0 0   0 1 x -  3 10  0
2B--Guzman, J DH (11), Burgess, M RF (4), Lentini, F RF 2 (18), Lyons, D SS
2 (15). RBI--Burgess, M RF (16), TOTALS (0), Blanke, M 1B (25), Dowd, M C
(19), TOTALS  2 (0). HP--Gotay, R 2B (1). SB--Cleary Jr., D CF (10). 
LOB--York 1, L Island 8. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - M. Blanke(1B),
R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - M. Blanke(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 York
Simmons, J (L,4-3)              6.0   7   2   2   1   4   0    4.07
Arredondo, J                    1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
DePaula, J                      1.0   2   1   1   0   1   0    3.95
                                8    10   3   3   1   6   0
 L Island
Downs, D (W,5-4)                7.0   3   1   1   0  10   0    4.21
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.70
Coffey, T (S,11)                1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    2.95
                                9     3   1   1   1  12   0
WP--DePaula, J (2). HB--Simmons, J (6). SO--Witherspoon, T 2, Rockett, M,
Guzman, J, Burgess, M, Perez, A, Chaves, B 3, Wilson, J 2, Paniagua, S,
Vega, A 2, Ford, L, Blanke, M 2, Dowd, M. BB--Paniagua, S, Gotay, R.
BF--Simmons, J 26 (309), Arredondo, J 4 (16), DePaula, J 5 (56), Downs, D
23 (326), Diaz, A 3 (102), Coffey, T 3 (90). P-S--Simmons, J 113-75,
Arredondo, J 13-7, DePaula, J 22-12, Downs, D 100-67, Diaz, A 11-11,
Coffey, T 10-5. 
T--2:24.  A--6515

Plate Umpire - Derek Moccia, Field Umpire #1 - Nate Caldwell, Field Umpire #2 - John Libone

 

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