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DUCKS DROP SEASON FINALE; PLAYOFFS BEGIN WEDNESDAY

Long Island to face Somerset in Liberty Division Championship Series

(York, Pa., Sept. 18, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 8-3 on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the 2016 regular season at PeoplesBank Park. The Ducks end the year with an overall record of 72-68, good for their third consecutive winning season and 13th in 17 season of play.

Fehlandt Lentini and Tyler Colvin led the Ducks offensively in the finale, collecting three hits apiece. Lentini finished with two doubles, two runs and a stolen base in the game. He ends the year with league-best totals in hits (179), runs scored (108), at bats (571) and doubles. Colvin smacked his fifth home run of the season, a solo blast to left-center field, and ended the year going 9-for-16 at the plate in the four-game set at York.

The Revolution were led by Travis Witherspoon, Jared Mitchell and Andres Perez, who each had three had three hits. Witherspoon collected two doubles, two RBI and two runs, while Mitchell drove in two runs and Perez scored twice while hitting his 14th home run of 2016. Keith Castillo also went deep for his fifth of the year.

Revolution starter Ty’Relle Harris did not factor into the decision, lasting four innings and allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Michael Click (7-3) collected the win despite allowing a run on one hit in one inning of relief. Jarret Leverett (6-9) suffered the loss, yielding four runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings with three strikeouts.

The Ducks will begin the 2016 Atlantic League playoffs on Wednesday night with Game One of the Liberty Division Championship Series against the Somerset Patriots. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE. Pitching matchups have yet to be determined for the series.

After playing Games One and Two on the road, the best-of-five 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 for full season ticket holders). 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.

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 36 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: 09/18/2016
Long Island Ducks  3 AT York Revolution  8

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  York               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F CF       5  2  3  0  .313  Witherspoon, T RF   4  2  3  2  .282
Gotay, R 2B         4  0  1  1  .275  Mitchell, J CF      5  1  3  2  .285
Ford, L LF          4  0  0  1  .305  Perez, A 2B         4  2  3  1  .289
Puckett, C DH       4  0  0  0  .272  Rivers, K 1B        4  0  1  2  .251
Colvin, T 1B        4  1  3  1  .218  Rockett, M LF       5  0  0  0  .295
Blanke, M C         4  0  1  0  .253  Guzman, J DH        3  0  0  0  .278
Wessinger, M 3B     2  0  0  0  .207  Castillo, K C       4  1  1  1  .251
Scura, C RF         3  0  0  0  .114  Pounds, B 3B        4  1  1  0  .250
Hughes, C SS        4  0  0  0  .145  Chaves, B SS        4  1  2  0  .226
                   34  3  8  3                           37  8 14  8

L Island             1 0 0   1 1 0   0 0 0 -  3  8  0
York                 0 1 1   0 2 3   0 1 x -  8 14  1
2B--Lentini, F CF 2 (42), Witherspoon, T RF 2 (13), Chaves, B SS (14).
HR--Colvin, T 1B (5), Perez, A 2B (14), Castillo, K C (5). RBI--Gotay, R 2B
(63), Ford, L LF (30), Colvin, T 1B (28), TOTALS  3 (0), Witherspoon, T RF 
2 (47), Mitchell, J CF  2 (39), Perez, A 2B (63), Rivers, K 1B  2 (46),
Castillo, K C (28), TOTALS  8 (0). SB--Lentini, F CF (51), Witherspoon, T
RF (41), Mitchell, J CF (26), Perez, A 2B (2). E--Perez, A 2B (14). 
LOB--L Island 7, York 9. DP--A. Perez(2B) - B. Pounds(3B) - K. Rivers(1B),
A. Perez(2B) - B. Chaves(SS) - K. Rivers(1B), M. Blanke(C) - M.
Wessinger(3B) - T. Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Leverett, J (L,6-9)             5.0   7   4   4   2   3   2    3.74
Cabrera, F                      0.1   5   3   3   1   0   0    8.31
Perdomo, L                      1.2   0   0   0   1   3   0    4.91
Hansen, K                       1.0   2   1   1   0   2   0    8.44
                                8    14   8   8   4   8   2
 York
Harris, T                       4.0   4   2   2   2   4   1    4.49
Click, M (W,7-3)                1.0   1   1   1   0   0   0    5.25
Corpas, M                       1.0   1   0   0   1   0   0    2.18
Rice, S                         1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.60
Arredondo, J                    1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.25
Reed, N                         1.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    1.64
                                9     8   3   3   3  10   1
SO--Lentini, F, Gotay, R, Puckett, C 2, Blanke, M, Wessinger, M, Scura, C,
Hughes, C 3, Rivers, K, Rockett, M 2, Guzman, J, Castillo, K, Pounds, B,
Chaves, B 2. BB--Wessinger, M 2, Scura, C, Witherspoon, T, Perez, A,
Rivers, K, Guzman, J. BF--Leverett, J 24 (99), Cabrera, F 7 (50), Perdomo,
L 5 (53), Hansen, K 5 (75), Harris, T 18 (523), Click, M 4 (262), Corpas, M
4 (137), Rice, S 4 (130), Arredondo, J 4 (152), Reed, N 3 (91).
P-S--Leverett, J 93-58, Cabrera, F 19-10, Perdomo, L 26-15, Hansen, K
16-10, Harris, T 65-36, Click, M 16-11, Corpas, M 19-10, Rice, S 16-10,
Arredondo, J 17-11, Reed, N 15-9. 
T--2:48.  A--3479
4th Inning---York mound visit by coach                                    
6th Inning---Long Island mound visit by coach

Weather: 91 degrees, cloudy
Plate Umpire - Nate Caldwell, Field Umpire #1 - David Speranza, Field Umpire #3 - Derek Moccia

 

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