The Long Island Ducks (34-27) picked up one victory in the rough four-game road trip against the York Revolution (37-26), as the Revolution showed why they are the top team in the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Long Island was able to earn a 4-3 Game One victory on June 26. Ducks starter Shaun Garceau picked-up his Atlantic League leading Eighth victory, working 5.2 innings and striking out three batters.
The Ducks found a bit of a rough stretch after that dropping the next three, with the closest result being that of the 9-8 10 Inning Game Two loss the team had on June 27.
Fehlandt Lentini and Randy Ruiz led the offense during the stretch of games. Lentini combined for six hits and an RBI, while Ruiz had four hits and an RBI.
As of June 30 Outfielder and Captain Lew Ford leads the Atlantic League in hitting (.359) and RBI (52), while John Brownell leads the league in strikeouts (70).
Long Island will return home to Bethpage Ballpark for an 11-game homestand, starting with a five-game set against the Bridgeport Bluefish starting on Monday. It will be a single admission doubleheader on Monday, June 30 against Bridgeport, as the first pitch for Game One is slated for 6:00 p.m Game two will begin approximately 30 minutes after the completion of game one, and both games are slated for seven innings.
The pitching match-up for Game One will feature Massapequa-native Rob Whitenack taking on Bluefish starter Matt Iannazzo.
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