August 21, 2012 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks
(York, Penn., Aug. 21, 2012) - The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 2-1 and 6-5 in a doubleheader on Tuesday night in the first two games of a four-game set at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
York took a 2-0 lead in the second inning of game one against Ducks starter Bob Zimmermann. Back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Jeff Fiorentino and Liu Rodriguez did the damage. Long Island cut the deficit in half on Ray Navarrete's RBI single off Revolution starter Ryan Feierabend in the fourth, but the Flock could not pull even.
Feierabend (6-3) went the distance for the win, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out four in seven innings. Zimmermann (5-8) suffered the loss, tossing six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits with one strikeout.
In game two, the Revolution again scored twice in the second on a bases loaded walk to Scott Grimes and a RBI fielder's choice from Brandon Haveman off Ducks starter Jino Gonzalez. Long Island would tie the game with single runs in the third and fourth off Revs starter Derrick Gordon on a RBI single by Reid Gorecki and a sac fly to right by Brandon Pinckney.
A two-run fifth inning for the Ducks gave them their first lead of the night, as Bryant Nelson laced a RBI single to right, and Matt Esquivel would score when the throw home was off line. However, York would grab four unearned runs in the bottom of the frame on a run-scoring error and a three-run single to right by Chris Nowak to take a 6-4 lead. Dan Lyons lifted a RBI ground-rule double to right in the sixth, but it wasn't enough.
Adam Thomas (6-2) got the win despite allowing two runs on three hits in one inning of relief. Jeremy Hill (4-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing two unearned runs in two-thirds of an inning. Ricardo Gomez earned his ninth save with a scoreless seventh inning.
The Ducks and Revs continue their series on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. from Sovereign Bank Stadium. Fans can follow all the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon on the homepage. Streaming audio will be provided by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.
Long Island returns home on Monday, August 27 to open a three-game series against the Camden Riversharks. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. It's an Unused Ticket Day at the ballpark! Fans that could not make it out to a ballgame during the 2012 season and are still in possession of their unused tickets may exchange them for tickets of equal or lesser value at the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, subject to availability. Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or visiting www.liducks.com.