Scorching Ducks defeat Revolution to notch fifth consecutive victory
(Central Islip, N.Y., July 17, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 7-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
York took a 2-0 lead against Long Island starting pitcher Anderson DeLeon in the top half of the third inning courtesy of a two-run home run to the opposite field in right off the bat of Melky Mesa. The Flock evened the game at two in the home half of the frame versus Revolution starter Austin Steinfort thanks to an RBI double produced by Vladimir Frias followed by a run-scoring single off the bat of Steve Lombardozzi.
The Ducks took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh off York reliever Alberto Rodriguez with Frias at it once again as his second RBI double allowed Daniel Fields to cross the plate after he began the rally by belting a ground-rule double to right centerfield. The home team broke the game open in the last of the eighth, sending ten batters to the plate and scoring four times in the process to extend their cushion to 7-2, highlighted with bases loaded walks to Fields, Lombardozzi, and Breland Almadova.
Neither pitcher factored in the game’s final outcome, as Steinfort allowed two runs on four hits in six innings pitched, walking two while surrendering a balk. DeLeon gave up gave up two runs on three hits (one home run) in five innings pitched, walking five, striking out eight and hitting one batter. Rodriguez (1-2) was tagged with the loss as he allowed one run on three hits in one inning of relief. The victory went to Rob Griswald (1-0) in his first ever professional baseball game as the right-hander fired two scoreless inning out of the bullpen, striking out one.
Frias led the way for Long Island with three hits (two doubles), a walk, two runs batted in and a pair of runs scored.
The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 5:05 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 4:05 (3:50 for full season ticket holders). The first 750 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Action Posters. It's also a Sunday Family Funday, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union! Prior to the game, fans will be invited down for a Catch on the Field from 4:10 to 4:30. After the game, fans of all ages are also invited to take part in Kids Run the Bases. Both the pregame Catch on the Field and postgame Kids Run the Bases are weather dependent. Right-hander Scott Harkin (2-0, 0.75) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution righty Jake Welch (1-2, 8.21).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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).
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
With teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 24-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.