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BLUEFISH OUTLAST DUCKS IN MIDDLE CONTEST

Late homer not enough for Flock on Saturday

(Photo courtesy of Gelzunas Photography)

(Bridgeport, Conn., July 25, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 3-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from game two of three

Bridgeport opened the scoring in the first on a RBI single from John Alonso off of Ducks starter John Brownell. The Bluefish put up another run in the third on Jobduan Morales’ sacrifice fly. Dan Lyons made it a 2-1 ballgame with a sacrifice fly for Long Island in the fourth against Bridgeport starter Robert Carson.

Andres Rodriguez’s solo homer to left in the sixth inning made it 3-1 Bluefish. Dan Coury hit a two-out solo homer for the Ducks off of closer Patrick Mincey in the ninth, but Long Island could not tie the game.

Darren Byrd (1-0) earned the win, tossing one and one-third hitless innings in relief of Carson. Brownell (7-3) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on eight hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings. Patrick Crider tossed a 1-2-3 eighth for the Ducks. Sam Gervacio, Eric Niesen, and Steven Ames each threw a scoreless inning of relief for the Bluefish before Mincey earned his 18th save of the season.

Cody Puckett and Coury each finished with a pair of hits and a run scored for the Ducks.

Long Island completes their three-game set with the cross-sound rival Bridgeport Bluefish on Sunday evening. Game time is slated for 5:35 p.m. from The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Righty Bobby Blevins gets the ball for the Ducks against Bluefish right-hander Kameron Loe. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ Official YouTube Channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday, July 28 to open up a three-game series against the Somerset Patriots. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s Suffolk County Boy Scouts Night, presented by Bridgehampton National Bank, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks T-Shirts. It's also a Two-Fer Tuesday at the ballpark! Fans purchasing tickets to the game can receive a special buy one, get one free ticket offer by entering the promo code "BOGO" when buying tickets online (max four total tickets per transaction). 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.

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CLICK HERE to view Saturday's box score