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DUCKS FRY 'FISH ON FATHER'S DAY

Long Island ties longest home winning streak in franchise history at 12

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 21, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-3 on Sunday afternoon in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the Father's Day victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Reegie Corona, Dan Lyons and Mark Rogers talk about the comeback win

Bridgeport struck for a run in the opening inning on a wild pitch by Ducks starter Mark Rogers that scored Ethan Chapman. Long Island answered in the bottom of the frame on Jon Griffin’s sacrifice fly to center off of Bluefish starter Reinaldo Lopez.

The Bluefish regained the lead in the second on Matt Burns’ RBI double, but a sac fly to left off the bat of Lew Ford in the third evened the score at two. The Ducks took their first lead in the bottom of the fourth on Dan Lyons’ three-run home run to left field. After a run for the ‘Fish in the top of the fifth, Long Island scored three more times in the bottom of the inning, extending their advantage to 8-3. Reegie Corona’s two-run double, and Prentice Redman’s RBI single did the damage.

Bruce Kern (3-1) collected the win after pitching two innings of relief, allowing a run on two hits while striking out three. Lopez (0-3) suffered the loss, surrendering five runs on seven hits and one walk in four innings. Rogers did not factor into the decision but tossed four innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five.

Every Ducks batter reached base in the game. Corona led the Flock with three hits, while Redman, Mike Blanke and Bryan Sabatella each added two.

The Ducks will wrap up their series with the cross-sound rival Bridgeport Bluefish on Monday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for season ticket holders). Left-hander Andrew Barbosa gets the start for the Ducks against Bluefish righty D.J. Mitchell. It's the Ninth Annual Health Night, presented by North Shore LIJ/Southside Hospital. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative T-Shirts. It's also a 20K Match Game Monday, where a lucky fan can win $20,000 if the last six digits of their driver's license number match the six digits of a featured VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

Tickets to the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.

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Duck Tales: With the win, Long Island has now won nine consecutive games and 19 of their last 20 contests, all during the month of June. In addition, the Flock have won six straight games over the Bluefish and 12 straight games overall at Bethpage Ballpark. That ties their longest home winning streak in franchise history, which was done July 5-20, 2006…Dan Lyons homered for the second consecutive game and fourth time this season. All four longballs have come during the month of June in the span of his last 11 games. The fifth-year Duck hit four home runs total during the 2014 season, his most in a single season with the Ducks. His career-high for a season was seven, done in 2008 with Single-A Hagerstown and High-A Potomac in the Nationals organization…Bryan Sabatella collected two hits in the game and has now hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games. The only game in which he didn’t get a hit was on Saturday night, when he struck out in his only plate appearance. During his last 15 contests, the Long Island native is batting .394 (26-for-66) with two doubles, one triple, 10 RBI and 14 runs scored. He has also earned hits in 25 of his last 28 games, reaching base safely in 26 of them. The outfielder currently leads the league in runs (41), at-bats (219) and stolen bases (15) and is second in hits (66)…Prentice Redman’s two hits gave him his third consecutive multi-hit game. During the series, the former Bluefish is batting .538 (7-for-13) with two RBI and three runs scored…Reegie Corona has hit safely in all three games of the series after collecting three hits on Sunday. During the set, he is batting .429 (6-for-14) with one double, one triple, three RBI and four runs. Sunday was Corona’s 20th multi-hit game and fourth multi-RBI contest.

 

Game Date: 06/21/2015
Bridgeport Bluefish  3 AT Long Island Ducks  8

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
E.Chapman CF        3  2  1  0  .207  B.Sabatella RF      5  1  2  0  .300
L.Rodriguez 2B      3  0  2  0  .287  D.Cleary Jr. CF     1  0  1  0  .323
W.Dotel RF          4  0  0  1  .286  L.Ford DH           2  1  0  1  .341
J.Alonso 1B         4  0  1  0  .249  J.Griffin 1B        3  0  1  1  .268
J.Morales DH        4  0  0  0  .250  M.Blanke C          4  1  2  0  .329
J.Luce LF           2  0  0  0  .232  R.Corona 2B         4  2  3  2  .301
M.Wessinger 3B      4  1  1  0  .204  P.Redman LF         4  1  2  1  .236
L.Rodriguez C       4  0  0  0  .111  B.Davis 3B          3  0  0  0  .141
M.Burns SS          4  0  1  1  .130  D.Lyons SS          3  2  1  3  .312
                   32  3  6  2                           29  8 12  8

Bridgeport           1 1 0   0 1 0   0 0 0 -  3  6  0
L Island             1 0 1   3 3 0   0 0 x -  8 12  0
2B--M.Burns (1), B.Sabatella (14), R.Corona (7). HR--D.Lyons (4).
RBI--W.Dotel (24), M.Burns (1), L.Ford (45), J.Griffin (39), R.Corona  2
(21), P.Redman (16), D.Lyons  3 (31). HP--D.Lyons (4). SF--L.Ford (2),
J.Griffin (2). SH--D.Cleary Jr. 2 (0). SB--J.Luce 2 (6), M.Wessinger (2).
CS--J.Alonso (1). 
LOB--Bridgeport 6, L Island 5. DP--L. Rodriguez(2B) - M. Burns(SS) - J.
Alonso(1B), L. Rodriguez(2B) - M. Burns(SS) - J. Alonso(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
R.Lopez (L,0-3)                 4.0   7   5   5   1   0   1    7.11
S.Gervacio                      1.0   4   3   3   0   1   0    4.44
E.Draxton                       1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    2.88
L.Perdomo                       1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    3.86
T.Gustafson                     1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    5.57
                                8    12   8   8   3   3   1
 L Island
M.Rogers                        4.0   4   2   2   3   5   0    5.56
B.Kern (W,3-1)                  2.0   2   1   1   0   3   0    2.36
M.Jannis                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.30
N.Struck                        1.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    1.50
F.DeJiulio Jr.                  1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    3.64
                                9     6   3   3   4  13   0
WP--M.Rogers (5). HB--R.Lopez (1). SO--W.Dotel 2, J.Alonso 2, J.Morales 3,
J.Luce 2, M.Wessinger 2, L.Rodriguez 2, J.Griffin, M.Blanke, D.Lyons.
BB--E.Chapman, L.Rodriguez, J.Luce 2, D.Cleary Jr., L.Ford, B.Davis.
BF--R.Lopez 19 (95), S.Gervacio 7 (108), E.Draxton 4 (109), L.Perdomo 4
(90), T.Gustafson 3 (97), M.Rogers 18 (151), B.Kern 8 (107), M.Jannis 3
(266), N.Struck 3 (76), F.DeJiulio Jr. 4 (78). P-S--R.Lopez 57-40,
S.Gervacio 21-15, E.Draxton 17-9, L.Perdomo 19-10, T.Gustafson 15-9,
M.Rogers 78-45, B.Kern 25-18, M.Jannis 6-5, N.Struck 13-11, F.DeJiulio Jr.
15-9. 
T--2:35.  A--5723
 
Plate Umpire - Tom Magier, Field Umpire #1 - Richard Katz, Field Umpire #2 - Warren Nicholson