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Ford's Fantastic Night Leads Ducks Past Revs

July 14, 2018 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks News Release

(York, Pa.) - The Long Island Ducks defeated the 13-4 York Revolution on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at PeoplesBank Park.

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first when Jordany Valdespin scored on a groundout to shortstop by Travis Snider. Long Island then opened a nine-run advantage with eight runs in the third inning off Revolution starter Dominic Severino. RBI singles by Valdespin and Taylor Ard, a two-run triple to right field by Lew Ford and a two-run single to center by Daniel Fields highlighted the inning.

York closed the gap to 9-4 with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth against Ducks starter John Brownell. Welington Dotel's solo homer to right-center, Jared Mitchell's RBI double, a run-scoring infield single by Alexi Casilla and Zach Wilson's RBI double did the damage. However, a four-run eighth inning restored Long Island's nine-run advantage at 13-4. Snider's two-run double down the left field line and Ford's two-run homer to right-center rounded out the scoring.

Lew Ford and Travis Snider of the Long Island Ducks exchange high fives
Lew Ford and Travis Snider of the Long Island Ducks exchange high fives
(Long Island Ducks, Credit: Joe Doll)

Brownell (5-7) picked up the win, tossing six innings and allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Dominic Severino (4-5) took the loss, conceding nine runs (six earned) on nine hits over two and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts. Wander Perez, Dennis O'Grady and Colton Murray each tossed a perfect inning of relief, with Murray striking out the side in the ninth.

Valdespin led the Flock with three hits and three runs scored. Ford added two hits, four RBIs and two runs, while Snider drove in three runs.

The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at Right-hander Tyler Badamo (3-5, 4.50) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution righty Mitch Atkins (6-3, 4.43).

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, July 17 to open a three-game series against the New Britain Bees. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It's Irish Night at the ballpark, presented by Shandon Court, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Stadium Cups. In addition to the Irish National Anthem being played before first pitch, fans will be treated to Irish-themed music and promotions throughout the course of the game. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HERE or downloading the Ducks mobile app.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit

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Lew Ford and Travis Snider of the Long Island Ducks exchange high fives
Lew Ford and Travis Snider of the Long Island Ducks exchange high fives

(Joe Doll)

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