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LATE HOME RUN LIFTS REVS IN EXTRAS

15-inning marathon highlights series opener

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 31, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series opener

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Jose Morales talk about the extra inning battle

The Ducks got the scoring started in the first inning off of Revolution starter Anthony Lerew. Jon Griffin’s single to right field scored Bryan Sabatella and Lew Ford to give Long Island the 2-0 advantage. York got on the scoreboard in the third after a passed ball scored Willie Cabrera from third.

Long Island made it a 3-1 ballgame in the fourth inning when Sabatella grounded into a run-scoring fielder’s choice. York got the run back in the fifth on a RBI groundout from Eric Patterson. One inning later, the Revs would tie the game on a solo homer to left-center from Andres Perez off of Ducks starter Ian Marshall.

After nine scoreless innings followed, York’s Sean Smith gave the Revs a 4-3 lead with a solo homer to left in the 15th off of Ducks pitcher Mark Rogers.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Marshall pitched five and one-third innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits while walking one and striking out two. Lerew also pitched five and one-third innings, allowing three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three. Joe Harris (1-1) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Rogers (1-3) took the loss, yielding a run on one hit and one walk in two and one-third innings.
Josh Judy worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the 15th for his seventh save. Nine pitchers appeared in relief for the Ducks, while seven threw out of the bullpen for York.

Morales led the Ducks offensively with three hits. Ford and Reegie Corona each added a pair of hits as well.

The Ducks continue their three-game series against the York Revolution on Monday night. 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). Right-hander John Brownell gets the ball for the Ducks against Revolution righty Matt Neil. It's our first 20K Match Game Monday of the year at the Duck Pond! During the game, the Ducks will post a special Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of a featured vehicle. If the last six digits of YOUR driver's license number match that number, you'll be the lucky winner of $20,000! To be eligible to win, fans must sign up at the Long Island Ducks Ticket Kiosk prior to first pitch.

Tickets the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.

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Duck Tales: Sunday’s game was the Ducks’ longest this season in terms of both innings (15) and time of game (four hours, 35 minutes). The previous highs were 14 innings and four hours, 24 minutes, both done on May 7 at Bridgeport…Cody Puckett extended his on-base streak to 12 straight games with a single on Sunday. During the streak, the infielder is batting .346 (18-for-52) with five doubles, five RBI and five runs scored. Bryan Sabatella saw his hitting streak end at 11 games, but he has now reached base safely in 12 consecutive contests as well. During the streak, the Long Island native is batting .327 (18-for-55) with seven doubles, six RBI, eight runs and six stolen bases…Jose Morales collected three hits, all of which were singles. In doing so, he earned his team-leading fourth three-hit game of 2015 and sixth multi-hit game overall. The catcher now has four multi-hit games in his last eight contests overall…Jon Griffin earned his second consecutive two-RBI game with his two-run single in the first inning. The first baseman now has five two-RBI games and seven multi-RBI contests overall this season. Griffin’s 23 RBI this season are second on the Ducks behind Lew Ford, who leads the Atlantic League with 33.

 

Game Date: 05/31/2015
York Revolution  4 AT Long Island Ducks  3 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
York               AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
E.Patterson 2B      7  0  1  1  .222  B.Sabatella 1B,RF   6  1  0  1  .268
W.Valdez SS         6  0  0  0  .246  D.Cleary Jr. LF,RF  7  0  1  0  .280
B.Pounds 3B         6  0  1  0  .295  L.Ford CF           6  1  2  0  .336
A.Perez 1B          6  1  1  1  .271  C.Puckett 3B        7  0  1  0  .295
B.Boggs LF          4  0  1  0  .270  J.Griffin 1B        3  0  1  2  .269
S.Proscia DH        3  0  0  0  .242   E.Komatsu LF,PR    2  0  0  0  .180
 J.Limonta DH,PH    2  0  0  0  .222  P.Redman DH         4  0  1  0  .226
 S.Wilkerson PR     0  0  0  0  .395   B.Davis DH,PR      1  0  0  0  .163
L.De La Cruz C      6  1  2  0  .338  J.Morales C         6  1  3  0  .242
W.Cabrera RF        6  1  2  0  .197  R.Corona 2B         6  0  2  0  .288
S.Smith CF          5  1  3  1  .231  D.Lyons SS          6  0  1  0  .273
                   51  4 11  3                           54  3 12  3

York                 0 0 1   0 1 1   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 1 -  4 11  1
L Island             2 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  3 12  0
2B--L.Ford (13). 3B--B.Pounds (2). HR--A.Perez (2), S.Smith (1).
RBI--E.Patterson (18), A.Perez (18), S.Smith (1), B.Sabatella (15),
J.Griffin  2 (23). HP--B.Pounds (2), P.Redman (2). SH--W.Valdez (0),
S.Smith (0), J.Morales (0). SB--E.Patterson (6), S.Wilkerson (3), J.Griffin
(1). CS--B.Boggs (4), B.Sabatella (4), D.Cleary Jr. (2). E--W.Valdez (5). 
LOB--York 8, L Island 13. DP--R. Corona(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - J.
Griffin(1B), R. Corona(2B) - C. Puckett(3B) - J. Griffin(1B), E.
Patterson(2B) - W. Valdez(SS). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 York
A.Lerew                         5.1   6   3   3   2   3   0    3.89
S.Teufel                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.11
S.Penney                        1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    1.20
N.Mutz                          1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
I.Durham                        2.0   3   0   0   0   0   0    7.24
E.Paredes                       2.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    5.40
J.Harris (W,1-1)                2.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    6.23
J.Judy (S,7)                    1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.40
                               15    12   3   3   5   6   0
 L Island
I.Marshall                      5.1   6   3   2   1   2   1    2.87
N.Struck                        0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.16
B.Kern                          1.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    2.70
S.Perez                         1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.77
R.Kussmaul                      2.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.93
F.DeJiulio Jr.                  0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0    2.89
P.Crider                        1.1   0   0   0   0   3   0    3.31
C.Giardina                      0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0    5.23
M.Rogers (L,1-3)                2.1   1   1   1   1   1   1    5.73
E.Niesen                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    6.65
                               15    11   4   3   3   8   2
WP--I.Marshall (6). PB--J.Morales. HB--A.Lerew (2), I.Marshall (2).
SO--B.Pounds 2, A.Perez 2, S.Proscia, J.Limonta, L.De La Cruz, S.Smith,
D.Cleary Jr. 2, P.Redman, B.Davis, R.Corona, D.Lyons. BB--B.Boggs 2,
J.Limonta, B.Sabatella, L.Ford, J.Griffin 2, P.Redman. BF--A.Lerew 25
(157), S.Teufel 2 (69), S.Penney 4 (66), N.Mutz 5 (14), I.Durham 7 (67),
E.Paredes 7 (57), J.Harris 8 (71), J.Judy 3 (61), I.Marshall 23 (137),
N.Struck (35), B.Kern 4 (69), S.Perez 4 (44), R.Kussmaul 6 (75), F.DeJiulio
Jr. 3 (45), P.Crider 4 (66), C.Giardina 2 (50), M.Rogers 9 (96), E.Niesen
(116). P-S--A.Lerew 91-60, S.Teufel 3-3, S.Penney 13-6, N.Mutz 18-8,
I.Durham 23-17, E.Paredes 17-14, J.Harris 25-17, J.Judy 12-8, I.Marshall
78-45, N.Struck 4-3, B.Kern 10-7, S.Perez 14-9, R.Kussmaul 17-13,
F.DeJiulio Jr. 15-8, P.Crider 14-12, C.Giardina 2-2, M.Rogers 41-25,
E.Niesen 6-5. 
T--4:35.  A--5117
 
Plate Umpire - Manolo Alejandro, Field Umpire #1 - Frank Leparik, Field Umpire #2 - John Ramsay