Game One Final:
LONG ISLAND DUCKS: Fire Opening Round at Invading York Revolution.
The first meeting between these two teams since last year's Atlantic League finals came under threat of rain drops at Bethpage Ballpark. But the Ducks and Revolution went on to engage in an old fashioned pitchers duel. Joe Esposito turned himself around sooner rather than later like I thought he would after offering up two very sub-par starts his last two times on the hill.
Through the first five innings, Joe Esposito and York starter, Ryan Feierabend, kept each other scoreless. Then Long Island managed one run in the sixth on Ryan Garko RBI single. Joe Esposito pitched into the seventh inning allowing the two-time defending champs no runs, surrendering two hits, four walks, and striking out five, before being lifted for Jeremy Hill.
But the Ducks were unable to keep Espo on the winning side of the ledger as Hill gave up two runs in the eighth. Jeremy Hill did get credit for the win however after the Ducks struck back with four runs in the bottom of the frame.
Brandon Sing connected on a solo home run. Renaissance man, Lew Ford, knocked two more runs home with a triple. Then scored on James McOwen's single. That's four runs across, and a 5-2 Ducks final.
The Revs dropped to a circuit low 3-8 on the young season, and sit in last place of the Freedom Division. After their fourth consecutive win, the Ducks are now 7-4 and gaining fast on the first place Bridgeport Bluefish in the Liberty Division.
Wednesday's scheduled Ducks' starter is Bob Zimmermann.
THE REMATCH ~ GAME TWO
LONG ISLAND DUCKS
Long Island, New York