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DUCKS OFFENSE STRIKES AGAIN IN TWINBILL OPENER

Long Island racks up seven runs, 14 hits to win third in a row

(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

(York, Pa., May 3, 2017)
– The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon in the opener of a day/night doubleheader and third game of a four-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

GAME VIDEO: Highlights from the game one victory

Both teams traded single runs in each of the first two innings. An RBI single from Marc Krauss put the Ducks ahead in the first, but a wild pitch by Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady in the bottom of the inning scored Derrick Robinson to tie the game. Elmer Reyes scored from third in the second after Fehlandt Lentini single and got in a run-down between first and second. However, a leadoff solo home run to right field by Jared Mitchell in the bottom of the frame tied the score at two.

The Ducks took the lead back in the fifth on a two-out RBI single to left by Marc Krauss off Revolution starter Curtis Partch. Two more runs in the sixth and seventh innings extended Long Island’s lead to 7-2. Elmer Reyes was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Alex Burg scored on a double play ball, and Angelo Songco launched a two-run homer to right.

O’Grady (1-0) earned the win with five innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out five. Partch (0-2) suffered the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings with seven strikeouts. Patrick Crider, Jim Fuller, Zac Treece and David Aardsma each threw a scoreless inning of relief in the win.

Songco and Burg each totaled three hits to pace the Flock, with Songco driving in two runs and scoring twice. Krauss finished the day with two hits and two RBI.

The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their four-game set with the nightcap of Wednesday’s day/night twinbill. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. Fans can follow all the action online on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks’ official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com. Right-hander Tyler Levine gets the ball for Long Island against York righty Steve Janas.

Long Island returns home on Friday, May 5 to kick off a three-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It will be a Fowl Pole Friday at the Duck Pond, and if a select Ducks player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during the game, one lucky fan will win $50,000. In addition, a Blue Crabs player will be selected as the Pizza Hut K-Man of the game. If that player strikes out, fans will receive a special offer for a FREE 1-Topping Personal Pan Pizza at a participating Pizza Hut location. 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 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: 05/03/2017
Long Island Ducks  7 AT York Revolution  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  York               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       5  0  1  0  .255  Harris, A 2B        4  0  1  0  .341
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  2  1  0  .269  Robinson, D LF      4  1  1  0  .333
Reimold, N DH       4  0  1  0  .237  Guzman, J 1B        4  0  0  0  .250
Krauss, M 1B        4  0  2  2  .318  Burgess, M DH       3  0  1  0  .225
Puckett, C 3B       5  1  1  0  .286  Tejeda, I C         3  0  0  0  .212
Songco, A LF        5  2  3  2  .270  Pounds, B 3B        4  0  0  0  .273
Burg, A C           5  1  3  0  .308  Mitchell, J RF      3  1  2  1  .212
Lyons, D SS         2  0  1  0  .200  Dent, R SS          4  0  1  0  .219
Reyes, E 2B         4  1  1  1  .357  Thomas, B CF        4  0  0  0  .091
                   38  7 14  5                           33  2  6  1

L Island             1 1 0   0 1 2   2 0 0 -  7 14  1
York                 1 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  6  2
2B--Burg, A C (3). HR--Songco, A LF (3), Mitchell, J RF (1). RBI--Krauss, M
1B  2 (11), Songco, A LF  2 (6), Reyes, E 2B (5), TOTALS  5 (0), Mitchell,
J RF (6), TOTALS (0). HP--Reimold, N DH (3), Lyons, D SS (4), Reyes, E 2B
(1), Mitchell, J RF (2). SB--Cleary Jr., D CF (9), Reyes, E 2B (1).
E--Puckett, C 3B (5), Harris, A 2B (2), Thomas, B CF (1). 
LOB--L Island 11, York 7. DP--J. Guzman(1B) - A. Harris(2B), A. Harris(2B)
- R. Dent(SS) - J. Guzman(1B), E. Reyes(2B) - C. Puckett(3B) - M.
Krauss(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
OGrady, D (W,1-0)               5.0   5   2   1   2   5   1    0.75
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.38
Fuller, J                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
Treece, Z                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.00
Aardsma, D                      1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    1.80
                                9     6   2   1   2  11   1
 York
Partch, C (L,0-2)               5.0   7   3   3   2   7   0    6.75
Harris, T                       0.0   2   2   2   0   0   0   14.29
Mercedes, M                     1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    6.75
DePaula, J                      1.0   3   2   2   1   1   1   10.39
Click, M                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.60
Martin, J                       1.0   2   0   0   1   1   0    3.00
                                9    14   7   7   4  10   1
WP--OGrady, D 2 (2). HB--Aardsma, D (1), Partch, C (1), Harris, T 2 (3).
SO--Lentini, F, Reimold, N 2, Puckett, C 2, Songco, A 2, Burg, A, Reyes, E
2, Guzman, J 2, Burgess, M, Pounds, B 3, Mitchell, J, Thomas, B 4.
BB--Cleary Jr., D, Krauss, M, Lyons, D 2, Burgess, M, Tejeda, I.
BF--OGrady, D 21 (45), Crider, P 3 (22), Fuller, J 4 (16), Treece, Z 3
(38), Aardsma, D 5 (23), Partch, C 23 (40), Harris, T 4 (36), Mercedes, M 2
(16), DePaula, J 7 (23), Click, M 3 (20), Martin, J 6 (31). P-S--OGrady, D
82-55, Crider, P 14-8, Fuller, J 20-13, Treece, Z 10-7, Aardsma, D 20-14,
Partch, C 92-56, Harris, T 10-6, Mercedes, M 10-6, DePaula, J 32-21, Click,
M 17-12, Martin, J 23-14. 
T--3:13.  A--2264

Weather: Overcast, cool, 53 degrees
Plate Umpire - William Reuter, Field Umpire #1 - Ian Kelley, Field Umpire #2 - Timothy McCaffery