Ducks right-hander sets career-high for punchouts in ninth start of season

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 6-3 on Tuesday night in the opening game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Josue Herrera put the Revolution on the scoreboard early with a two-run home run to right field in the second inning off Ducks starter Anderson DeLeon. Jack Kenley’s solo homer to right in the third made it a 3-0 game. However, Nick Bottari responded with a two-out, two-run single to right-center off Revolution starter Eduardo Rivera in the bottom of the third, closing the gap to 3-2.

York got one of the runs back in the fourth on Darian Sandford’s sac fly to center. It stayed that way until the eighth when Osmy Gregorio’s solo homer to left-center made it 5-2. Long Island closed back to within two when Bottari scored on a wild pitch in the eighth. They would get no closer though, and Nellie Rodriguez’s RBI single in the ninth rounded out the scoring.

Rivera (3-2) picked up the win, tossing five innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six. DeLeon (3-3) suffered the loss, conceding four runs on 11 hits and no walks over six and two-thirds innings with a career-high nine strikeouts. Jim Fuller earned his 17th save of the season with a scoreless ninth, working around two hits.

Bottari led the Flock offensively with four hits, two RBIs and a run scored. L.J. Mazzilli added two hits, two walks and a run scored.

The Ducks and Revolution continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. 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 Shrek Night at the ballpark and a Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark. Fans will be able to enjoy 20% select green items in the Waddle In Shop during the ballgame. Right-hander Brendan Feldmann (4-2, 5.17) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Jhoendri Herrera (1-1, 12.71).

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 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 or call (631) 940-DUCK (3825).

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