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FORD'S BIG NIGHT LEADS FLOCK

Pair of two-out, two-run hits gives Long Island series-opening win

(Photo courtesy of Gelzunas Photography)

(York, Penn., May 19, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 4-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Santander Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from Tuesday's victory in York

Both teams exchanged zeroes until the top of the fifth inning. With two strikes and two outs, Lew Ford drove a two-run double to right field off of Revolution starter Shawn Hill. York closed to within a run in the sixth on a bases loaded wild pitch by Bruce Kern. However, Patrick Crider struck out Johan Limonta to leave the bases loaded.

Ford would extend the Ducks' lead with another two-out hit in the seventh, as he drove a two-run home run to right off of Revs reliever Joe Harris. A total of eight Ducks relievers would combine to pitch the final six innings, limiting York to a run on three hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Eric Niesen (1-2) picked up the win, tossing two and one-third innings of relief, allowing a run on one hit and three walks while striking out three. Hill (1-2) suffered the loss, yielding two runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings. Amalio Diaz earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. Ducks starter Andrew Barbosa did not factor into the decision in his debut, but he tossed three shutout innings, allowing three walks while striking out two.

Ford led the Flock with three hits and four RBI, while Reegie Corona and Erik Komatsu each added two hits.

Long Island and York continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. from Santander Stadium. Right-hander Mark Rogers gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution righty Anthony Lerew. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube Channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks return home on Friday, May 22 to begin a four-game set against the Camden Riversharks. 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 Ducks Orange Thundersticks. In addition, it will be Fowl Pole, Pizza Hut K-Man and Air Trampoline Sports Friday at the Duck Pond! 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.

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Game Date: 05/19/2015
Long Island Ducks  4 AT York Revolution  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  York               AB  R  H BI   AVG
B.Sabatella RF      5  0  1  0  .235  M.Reynolds DH       2  0  0  0  .362
R.Corona 2B         5  1  2  0  .377  W.Valdez SS         4  0  1  0  .231
L.Ford DH           4  1  3  4  .365  E.Patterson 2B      3  0  1  0  .223
C.Puckett 3B        4  0  1  0  .264  A.Perez 1B          4  0  0  0  .267
J.Griffin 1B        4  0  0  0  .253  B.Boggs CF          3  0  0  0  .235
P.Redman LF         3  0  1  0  .230  J.Limonta RF        4  0  0  0  .256
 D.Cleary Jr LF,PR  0  0  0  0  .143  B.Pounds 3B         3  0  1  0  .253
J.Morales C         4  0  0  0  .175  L.De La Cruz C      4  0  0  0  .325
E.Komatsu CF        4  1  2  0  .170  B.Jones LF          1  1  0  0  .218
D.Lyons SS          4  1  1  0  .288       
                   37  4 11  4                           28  1  3  0

L Island             0 0 0   0 2 0   2 0 0 -  4 11  1
York                 0 0 0   0 0 1   0 0 0 -  1  3  1
2B--L.Ford (10), E.Komatsu (2), W.Valdez (3). HR--L.Ford (4). RBI--L.Ford 
4 (27). SB--B.Sabatella (9). E--R.Corona (3), E.Patterson (7). 
LOB--L Island 9, York 7. DP--R. Corona(2B) - C. Puckett(3B) - J.
Griffin(1B), R. Corona(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - J. Griffin(1B), R. Corona(2B) -
D. Lyons(SS) - J. Griffin(1B), E. Patterson(2B) - A. Perez(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
A.Barbosa                       3.0   0   0   0   3   2   0    0.00
E.Niesen (W,1-2)                2.1   1   1   1   3   3   0    5.91
B.Kern                          0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0    4.22
P.Crider                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.36
S.Perez                         1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    1.35
N.Struck                        0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.91
C.Giardina                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    6.00
F.DeJiulio Jr.                  0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.68
A.Diaz (S,1)                    1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.25
                                9     3   1   1   7   9   0
 York
S.Hill (L,1-2)                  5.0   7   2   2   1   3   0    3.75
I.Durham                        1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    8.53
J.Harris                        1.0   2   2   2   0   1   1    4.38
E.Paredes                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0   11.25
S.Teufel                        1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    2.25
                                9    11   4   4   3   7   1
WP--B.Kern (2). SO--B.Sabatella, C.Puckett, J.Griffin, J.Morales,
E.Komatsu, D.Lyons 2, M.Reynolds, W.Valdez, E.Patterson, A.Perez, B.Boggs,
J.Limonta 2, B.Pounds, L.De La Cruz. BB--L.Ford, C.Puckett, P.Redman,
M.Reynolds 2, E.Patterson, B.Boggs, B.Pounds, B.Jones 2. BF--A.Barbosa 11
(11), E.Niesen 10 (107), B.Kern 2 (46), P.Crider (45), S.Perez 3 (25),
N.Struck 2 (16), C.Giardina (44), F.DeJiulio Jr. (37), A.Diaz 4 (50),
S.Hill 23 (102), I.Durham 3 (33), J.Harris 5 (48), E.Paredes 4 (25),
S.Teufel 5 (49). P-S--A.Barbosa 41-22, E.Niesen 41-22, B.Kern 10-4,
P.Crider 5-3, S.Perez 17-13, N.Struck 9-7, C.Giardina 5-3, F.DeJiulio Jr.
4-4, A.Diaz 13-11, S.Hill 93-59, I.Durham 15-9, J.Harris 14-9, E.Paredes
17-10, S.Teufel 21-11. 
T--3:12.  A--4382

Weather: 87 degrees, hot
Plate Umpire - Nate Caldwell, Field Umpire #1 - Douglas McFarling, Field Umpire #3 - Bill Worthington

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