Iorio Fires Six Scoreless Innings En Route To Second Win
(York, PA, June 11, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 6-0 on Friday evening in the opener of a three-game weekend series at PeoplesBank Park.
Long Island took a quick 2-0 advantage off Revolution losing pitcher Duke von Schamann (1-2) in the top of the second inning courtesy of an RBI single off the bat of Sal Giardina and a run-scoring fielder’s choice produced by Johnni Turbo. The Flock sent eight men to the plate in the fifth frame, scoring four more times to open up a 6-0 cushion, highlighted by a pair of doubles from Giardina and Charlie Tilson, with the former plating one and the latter driving in a pair.
The six-run outburst was more than enough for winning pitcher Joe Iorio (2-0), who tossed six innings of shutout baseball on just four hits allowed, striking out three in the process. The right-hander notched his second consecutive quality start, lowering his ERA to 1.69 on the young campaign. The bullpen trio of Chris Reed, Anderson DeLeon, and Anthony Rosati (making his professional baseball debut) did the rest, retiring nine of the 11 batters they faced.
Tilson, Giardina, and Hector Sanchez each had a pair of hits as Long Island won their season-best third consecutive game overall, and have now been victorious in five of their last six contests played. Photo provided courtesy of Bert Hindman.
The Ducks play the middle game of their series against the York Revolution on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as the Ducks official Facebook and YouTube accounts. Right-hander Brendan Feldmann (0-0, 2.70) tows the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Austin Nicely (0-1, 9.00).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, June 15, to begin a three-game set against the West Virginia Power. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark! If the Ducks turn a triple play in the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Fans simply need to sign up prior to first pitch at the Ticket Kiosk on the main concourse to be eligible. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by calling (631) 940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call (631) 940-DUCK (3825).
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