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Ducks Drop Pitcher's Duel in York

September 1, 2012 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks News Release

(York, PA) - The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the York Revolution 5-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Sovereign Bank Stadium.

The Revolution grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second on a two-run single to center field by Travis Scott off Ducks starter Bob Zimmermann. The Ducks would fight back to tie it at two with a run in the sixth off Revs starter Corey Thurman and another in the seventh. Kraig Binick's solo homer to left and Bryant Nelson's RBI single pulled the Flock even.

York would grab the lead back for good with a three-run eighth to take a 5-2 advantage. Two run-scoring errors and a RBI groundout by Joe Thurston did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Zimmermann tossed seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five, and Thurman lasted five and two-thirds innings, yielding a run on four hits with three strikeouts. R.J. Rodriguez (1-3) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief, and Eric Niesen (2-2) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs (one earned) in one-third of an inning. Ricardo Gomez earned his 11th save with a scoreless ninth.

The Ducks and Revolution close out their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m. from Sovereign Bank Stadium. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio at MyCountry 96.1 FM and online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon on the homepage. Right-hander Chris Hayes takes the mound for the Ducks against York southpaw Chris Waters.

Long Island returns home on Monday, September 3 to open a three-game series against the Somerset Patriots. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Labor Day Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Bethpage. 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.

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