Long Island 13, York 9 (10)
(York, Pa., May 10, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the York Revolution 13-9 in 10 innings on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at WellSpan Park.
York took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning on Drew Mendoza's sacrifice fly to right-center off Ducks starter Stephen Woods Jr. A groundout to third base from Adeiny Hechavarria in the second plated Sam Travis to tie the game up at one. However, York retook the lead on RBI singles by Trent Giambrone and Tomo Otosaka in the bottom of the second.
Joe DeCarlo tied the game at three in the fourth with a two-run single to right field off Revolution starter Nick Raquet. It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth when four two-out runs, highlighted by Otosaka’s three-run double, gave the Revolution a 7-3 lead. Dustin Woodcock’s sac fly to center in the eighth closed the gap to three. Hechavarria then tied the game at seven in the ninth with a two-out, three-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left field.
Long Island then scored six two-out runs in the 10th to take a 13-7 lead. Boog Powell’s RBI single, a bases loaded hit by pitch of Daniel Murphy and a grand slam by Sam Travis did the damage. A run-scoring error and an RBI single by Otosaka in the 10th closed the gap to four, but York could not pull even.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Woods Jr. lasted five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out six. Raquet pitched five and one-third innings, yielding three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Jose Jose (2-0) got the win despite allowing two unearned runs on two hits in one inning of relief, striking out two. Justin Goossen-Brown (0-1) took the loss, conceding six runs (five earned) on two hits and a walk in one inning with three strikeouts. Al Alburquerque picked up his first save after striking out Rivero to end the game.
Hechavarria led the Flock with three hits, four RBIs, four runs and a walk. Travis added two hits, four RBIs, three runs and three walks, while DeCarlo chipped in with two hits, two RBIs, and a walk.
The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their three-game set on Thursday morning. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at WellSpan Park. Fans can follow all the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Ian Clarkin (0-1, 1.29) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Revolution righty Jorge Martinez (1-1, 2.45).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, May 16, for another three-game set with the Revolution. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark! If the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Simply sign up prior to first pitch at the Ticket Kiosk on the main concourse to be eligible.
Lancaster 7, Charleston 3
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The Lancaster Barnstormers finally supported left-hander Jared Lakind.
Lancaster erupted for five runs in the top of the sixth inning on six consecutive base hits to produce a come-from-behind, 7-3 win in a Wednesday matinee at GoMart Ballpark.
Trailing, 2-1, the Barnstormers were ignited by Shawon Dunston, Jr.’s leadoff bunt single. Melvin Mercedes rolled a slow grounder to short on which Diego Goris made a bobble and could not get off a throw, but the play was ruled an infield single. Andretty Cordero punched a single into right to tie the game against Kit Scheetz (1-2). Ariel Sandoval lined an RBI double to left center to score Mercedes with the go-ahead run. Trayvon Robinson and Joseph Carpenter followed with base hits to right center that were nearly identical to Cordero’s, each driving home one. Jake Hoover capped the winning with a sacrifice fly to left, driving in his second run of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, Lakind (1-2), who had received one run of support in his first two starts of the year, pitched a highly efficient and effective seven innings. He yielded four hits and three runs while walking none and striking out seven. The southpaw threw only 87 pitches, 63 for strikes. Charleston reached him on a two-run homer by Bobby Bradley in the bottom of the fourth and a solo shot by Dwight Smith, Jr. leading off the sixth.
Following that home run, Lakind and Andrew Lee combined to retire the final 12 Charleston hitters of the game, five on strikes.
Dunston added a home run for the Barnstormers in the top of the ninth to complete the scoring.
Lancaster will send right-hander Nile Ball (0-0) to the hill on Thursday evening against right-hander Troy Bacon. The game will be carried on Flosports.tv, starting at 6:30.
NOTES: Sandoval has opened the season with a 10-game hitting streak and is batting .444 (16-36)…Robinson has hit in eight straight starts, and Mercedes has batted safely in seven in a row…The Barnstormers have scored 31 runs on 45 hits in the last four games…Lee’s save was the third of his career…Lakind’s win was his 10th as a Barnstormer…The five-run sixth was the biggest inning for the ‘Stormers this year…Dunston’s homer was the first of his last seven hits (four bunts) to leave the infield.
Lexington 2, High Point 0
(May 9, 2023) LEXINGTON, KY – After a defensive showing by both teams on May 9, the Lexington Counter Clocks defeated the High Point Rockers by a score of 2-0. The win puts the Clocks at 8-3 on the year and ties the series between the two teams 1-1. The win snapped High Point’s 8-game winning streak and leaves the Rockers at 10-2 on the year.
After seven scoreless innings the clocks would bring two runs home on a JC Encarnacion line drive to center field. Encarnacion would be awarded two RBIs in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring both Manuel Geraldo and Thomas Dillard. Encarnacion would advance to third on a throwing error by the Rocker’s center fielder John Daly.
After a productive eighth inning for the Clocks offensively, Lexington’s, bullpen would shut out the Rockers for the remainder of the game. Aaron Ochsenbein would be rewarded with his second win of the season.
The Clocks gave up only five hits in today’s game, allowing no runs to be scored by the Rockers in all nine innings. The defensive shut out would be the second of the Clock’s 2023 season as they look to finish the series with a win on Thursday at Counter Clocks Field.
The last game of the series will be an important one for the Clocks. They look to take the series, as the Rockers are currently in the number one slot in the South. The loss for High Point would be the second of their 2023 season making their record 10-2 going into the last game of the Clocks homestand.
With the series tied going into Thursday, both teams will be looking to take the last game in Lexington.
So. Maryland 7, Staten Island 4
(Wednesday, May 10th, Staten Island) Frustrated, that was how the Blue Crabs felt after their 2-1 loss to the Staten Island FerryHawks yesterday, and with it watching, their four-game winning streak snapped in the process. The good news, the Crabs were handing the ball off to Mitch Lambson.
FerryHawks took the lead in the second after Zach Racusin grounded out to the third base to drive in Roldani Baldwin.
For Southern Maryland, they had not scored a run for 12 consecutive innings against Staten Island; the offense would finally snap the scoreless streak. It all started with David Harris reaching first from a passed ball; Manager Stan Cliburn would send JT Reed out to run for Harris at first, using the designated runner rule to his advantage. Reed swiped second and crossed the plate when Alex Crosby hit an RBI double over the head of Ricardo Cespedes to tie the game 1-1. Following Crosby was K.C. Hobson, who scorched a ball into center and drove in Crosby; Jose Rosario then banged a hanging breaking ball over the left field wall for a two-run homer. The Blue Crabs had built a 4-1 lead before their first out; Braxton Lee drove in two more runs to cap the inning.
Staten Island mounted a small comeback by scoring three runs in the fifth, but the bullpen led by Jacques Pucheu, Isaac Mattson, and Andre Scrubb would breeze through the next nine outs and bridge the Blue Crabs to their first road win of the season with the final tally being 7-4.
The Crabs still hold a one-game advantage in the North Division, as they have won four of their last five games to improve to 8-3. The Pitcher of the Year, Daryl Thompson, will pitch the rubber game tomorrow as the Crabs attempt to win three of the first four series in 2023. Game 3 is slated to start at 6:35;
Gastonia 10, Frederick 0
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