Offensive Explosion Gives Baez 100th WinJune 2, 2012 - Atlantic League (AtL) Long Island Ducks
The Revolution cracked the scoreboard first with a RBI single by Andres Perez to right field off Ducks starter Jason Monti in the second. Long Island would even it up in the bottom of the inning off Revs starter Yunior Novoa when Wilberto Ortiz lifted a RBI sac fly to left.
The Ducks broke the game open with six runs in the third to take a 7-1 lead. A RBI double by Bryant Nelson, and a run-scoring single off the bat of Shawn Williams, a two-run double by Wilberto Ortiz and a RBI single from Dan Lyons highlighted the inning.
A solo homer by Matt Esquivel in the fourth and another six-spot in the sixth for Long Island would put the game well out of reach. RBI singles by Ray Navarrete and Williams, along with a three-run double from Reid Gorecki, helped do the damage. Navarrete and Nelson added solo homers in the seventh and eighth respectively to cap the scoring.
Monti (4-1) picked up the win, tossing six innings, allowing one unearned run on just two hits while striking out four. Novoa (1-4) got the loss, giving up eight runs on nine hits in four innings of work.
Williams, Gorecki and Navarrete led the Ducks with three hits each, while Nelson, Ortiz and Gorecki chipped in with three RBI apiece.
The Ducks and Revolution continue their series in the nightcap of a day/night doubleheader tonight. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. It's NYIT Pride Night at the ballpark, and following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by NYIT. Mike Loree toes the rubber for Long Island against Revs righty Shawn Hill.
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Duck Tales: With the win, Kevin Baez earned his 100th win as manager of the Ducks. The second-year skipper led Long Island to a 78-47 record in 2011 during the regular season. Don McCormack has the most wins as a Ducks manager with 399 from 2001 to 2005.With three hits, Ray Navarrete has now reached base safely in his last 20 games, the longest on-base streak by a Duck this season. The seven-year Ducks has also picked up hits in nine consecutive games and 18 of his last 20.Matt Esquivel's solo homer was his first of the season with the Ducks. Esquivel swatted 15 homers for the Flock in 2011, and in three seasons, Esquivel has hit 32 home runs in a Ducks uniform.With 17 runs, the Ducks surpassed their previous season-high for runs in a game of 16, which was done on May 10 in game two of a doubleheader against York. The Ducks also tallied 17 hits, which ties their season-high, done on May 26 against Bridgeport.Armando Benitez and Josh Lansford both made their Ducks debut in the game. Benitez allowed two runs in one inning, while Lansford threw two scoreless innings.
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