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Long Island Swept by York

Courtesy of the Long Island Ducks

Courtesy of the Long Island Ducks

The Long Island Ducks started their three-game series in Pennsylvania on Monday against the York Revolution. The Ducks were unable to claim a single victory during the series.

During the series opener on Monday, Long Island was only able to get two runs on the board thanks to Fehlandt Lentini. Lentini went 2-4 scoring both runs off York starter Micah Owings. Owings (2-0 ERA 4.01) who gave up five-hits, two-runs, and two earned runs. York was able to rack up seven runs and hand Ducks starter Jack Snodgrass the loss after six and two-thirds innings. Snodgrass (5-5 ERA 3.64) gave up seven runs, seven hits, and two home runs. The final score Monday night was 7-2 York.

Long Island was able to kick Tuesday’s game off with a RBI single from Dan Johnson in the first inning. But the offense was only able to tack on a total of three runs and nine hits for the evening. Revolution starter Matt Neil (2-0 ERA 4.22) pitched a full five-innings giving up all three runs and allowing seven hits during his start. The Revs were able to drive in eight runs thanks a homer from Michael Burgess and two homer runs from Telvin Nash. They were able to tack on a total of eight runs and thirteen hits. Ducks Mark Blackmar (4-2 ERA 2.76) starter took the loss after five-innings pitched giving up ten hits, seven runs, and one walk. Final score was 8-3 Revolution.

The finale for the three game series was on Wednesday and it was Long Island’s last chance to avoid three straight losses. They struggled with run support like they had the entire series. Mike Dowd was able to get the only run on the board for the night after a solo home run in the second inning off of Revolution starter Frank Gailey. Gailey (ERA 1.80) pitched seven full innings for York giving up only one run and four hits. Ducks starter John Brownell (4-3 ERA 3.02) was handed the loss after giving up the only two runs scored by the Revs. The Revolution was able to claim its third victory 2-1 on Wednesday evening.

Even though Long Island could not get their offense to help aid them from the Revolution sweep they still stand in second place in the Liberty division. They are only two games behind the Somerset Patriots (34-25). The Ducks start a four-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish at Harbor Yard tonight. The Ducks will head home for their four-game series against the York Revolution again on Monday. For tickets please call (631) 940-3825.

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