May 3, 2013 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks
(Central Islip, NY) - The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 13-9 on Friday night in the first game of a three-game series at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
Ray Navarrete put the Ducks in front with a solo homer in the first off Revolution starter Nick Green. However, York answered with single runs in the second and third on a run-scoring wild pitch thrown by Ducks starter Nick DeBarr and a solo homer to right by Brian Burgamy. Ben Broussard responded with a solo homer in the fourth to tie the game at two.
York pushed across two more in the fourth on solo homers from Johan Limonta and Jeff Fiorentino to take a 4-2 lead. After Long Island cut the lead to one in the sixth, the Revs put up a four-spot in their half of the inning, all with two outs, to take an 8-3 advantage. However, the Ducks rallied right back for four of their own in the seventh, highlighted by Navarrete's RBI double, Broussard's two-run single and Bailey's RBI single to make it a one-run game once again.
The Revolution responded with two outs once again in the seventh though, as Jason Repko's three-run double highlighted a four-run frame to increase the lead to 12-7. Ralph Henriquez added a two-run homer in the ninth for the Ducks, but it wasn't enough.
Green (1-0) earned the win, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out six in six innings. DeBarr (0-2) took the loss, yielding seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with 10 strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings.
Navarrete led the Ducks with three hits in the game, adding two RBI and three runs scored.
The Ducks and Revs continue their three-game weekend series on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. from Sovereign Bank Stadium. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio at 103.9-FM WRCN, with Michael Polak calling the play-by-play. The game can also be heard online by CLICKING HERE .
Long Island returns home on Friday, May 10 to open a three-game set against the Patriots. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. Former Major Leaguer Frank Catalanotto will be signing copies of his book on the concourse at the ballpark throughout the contest. Tickets for the game and all Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX.