Late homer lifts Long Island Ducks over York Revolution
The York Revolution dropped the finale of a three-game series against the Long Island Ducks, falling 3-1 on Thursday night at PeoplesBank Park.
The Revs (28-19) missed a chance for a sweep of the Ducks (25-21) after entering the night three games ahead of second-place Lancaster in the Atlantic League Freedom Division.
Tied 1-1 in the top of the ninth, Cody Puckett reached when his popup to the right side of the infield led to a collision of Telvin Nash and Bryan Pounds, with the ball falling to the ground. After a strikeout, Blake Tekotte unleashed on the first pitch he saw from Mike DeMark and sent a laser to the right-field bleachers for a two-run homer, which decided the outcome. DeMark (0-1) was stuck with his first earned run of the season in the loss.
York starter Matt Neil finished his first quality start with seven innings of one-run, four-hit ball, walking none and striking out three on 85 pitches.
York went in front early when Isaias Tejeda and Joel Guzman tallied one-out singles in the bottom of the first. After a walk to Nash, Andres Perez worked a bases-loaded walk for the second straight night, bringing home Tejeda to make it 1-0. The Ducks tied it in the seventh
Nash and Josh Wilson each had two-hit nights to lead York.
Notes: York left a season-high 13 men on base. ... The Revs now hit the road for six games, starting with a Friday night match-up in Sugar Land against the Skeeters. Lefty Frank Gailey (2-0, 1.50) squares off with lefthander Aaron Thompson (1-1, 4.03) in the opener.