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STRUCK STEERS DUCKS TO WIN IN HOME FINALE

Long Island tops York to take final regular season home game

(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 5-3 on Sunday afternoon in the final home game of the 2016 regular season.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series finale

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Nick Struck and Dan Lyons talk about the victory

Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI double by Dan Lyons and a sacrifice fly from Lew Ford off Revolution starter Micah Owings. Cody Puckett doubled the lead to four in the fourth with a two-run home run to left-center field.

York closed to within 4-3 in the seventh when Bryan Pounds hit a three-run home run to right-center off Ducks starter Nick Struck. However, the Ducks went back up by two in the eighth on an RBI triple from Lyons. The Revolution then put the tying runs on second and third with nobody out in the ninth, but Amalio Diaz struck out three consecutive batters to earn the save.

Struck (3-5) picked up the win, pitching six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six this and three walks while striking out eight. Owings (7-5) took the loss, yielding four runs (three earned) on four hits over seven innings with four strikeouts. Diaz earned his fourth save with a scoreless ninth, giving up a hit and a walk but striking out three.

Lyons and Fehlandt Lentini each had two hits for the Flock, while Lyons and Puckett drove in two runs.

The Ducks begin their final road trip of the regular season on Monday when they kick off a three-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Game time is slated for 8:05 p.m. EDT from Constellation Field. 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.

Following the road trip, the Ducks will begin the 2016 Atlantic League Playoffs on Wednesday, September 21 at a location to be determined. After playing Games One and Two on the road, the Liberty Division Championship Series will return to Long Island on Friday, September 23 for Game Three. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Playoff Rally Towels, courtesy of News 12 Long Island. Tickets to the game and all Ducks home postseason 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.

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Game Date: 09/11/2016
York Revolution  3 AT Long Island Ducks  5

                                 YTD                                   YTD
York               AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Witherspoon, T CF   5  0  0  0  .285  Lentini, F RF       4  2  2  0  .312
Mitchell, J RF      5  0  3  0  .269  Lyons, D SS         4  1  2  2  .274
Tejeda, I C         3  0  0  0  .363  Cleary Jr., D CF    3  1  1  0  .323
Rivers, K LF        3  0  0  0  .257  Ford, L DH          3  0  0  1  .315
Guzman, J 1B        4  0  0  0  .285  Puckett, C 3B       3  1  1  2  .275
Perez, A 2B         4  1  2  0  .276  Gotay, R 2B         3  0  0  0  .272
Burgess, M DH       4  1  1  0  .279  Colvin, T 1B        3  0  0  0  .194
Pounds, B 3B        3  1  2  3  .247  Dowd, M C           3  0  0  0  .290
Wilson, J SS        4  0  1  0  .257  Vega, A LF          3  0  1  0  .245
                   35  3  9  3                           29  5  7  5

York                 0 0 0   0 0 0   3 0 0 -  3  9  1
L Island             2 0 0   2 0 0   0 1 x -  5  7  1
2B--Mitchell, J RF 2 (13), Wilson, J SS (28), Lyons, D SS (26). 3B--Lyons,
D SS (4). HR--Pounds, B 3B (13), Puckett, C 3B (9). RBI--Pounds, B 3B  3
(66), TOTALS  3 (0), Lyons, D SS  2 (48), Ford, L DH (29), Puckett, C 3B  2
(67), TOTALS  5 (0). SF--Ford, L DH (4). SB--Cleary Jr., D CF (30).
CS--Vega, A LF (7). E--Tejeda, I C (9), Vega, A LF (4). 
LOB--York 9, L Island 2. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 York
Owings, M (L,7-5)               7.0   4   4   3   0   4   1    4.20
Rice, S                         1.0   3   1   1   1   0   0    4.00
                                8     7   5   4   1   4   1
 L Island
Struck, N (W,3-5)               6.2   6   3   3   3   8   1    3.46
Crider, P                       0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0    1.76
Burawa, D                       0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.60
Diaz, A (S,4)                   1.0   1   0   0   1   3   0    2.17
                                9     9   3   3   4  13   1
SO--Witherspoon, T 3, Mitchell, J, Tejeda, I, Rivers, K 2, Guzman, J,
Perez, A, Burgess, M, Pounds, B, Wilson, J 2, Ford, L, Gotay, R, Colvin, T,
Vega, A. BB--Tejeda, I 2, Rivers, K, Pounds, B, Cleary Jr., D. BF--Owings,
M 25 (433), Rice, S 6 (116), Struck, N 28 (299), Crider, P 3 (172), Burawa,
D 3 (67), Diaz, A 5 (192). P-S--Owings, M 103-72, Rice, S 16-9, Struck, N
104-60, Crider, P 12-7, Burawa, D 9-7, Diaz, A 22-13. 
T--2:30.  A--5570

Plate Umpire - Tom Gandolfo Jr., Field Umpire #1 - Frank Iurilli, Field Umpire #2 - Don Gollar

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