Starter’s complete game not enough in series opener with Camden
(Camden, N.J., Sept. 8, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Camden Riversharks 3-0 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Campbell’s Field.
The Riversharks took a 1-0 lead on Mat Gamel’s RBI single in the first off Ducks starter John Brownell. Camden extended the advantage to 3-0 in the second on a RBI single from Brandon Chaves and a sacrifice fly from Michael Rockett.
That was all the offense Riversharks starter Bill Murphy needed, as the southpaw went the distance without allowing a run to Long Island in a complete game effort.
Brownell (11-5) suffered the hard-luck loss, also throwing a complete game, in eight innings. He allowed three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out eight. Murphy (7-14) tossed nine shutout innings, giving up seven hits, walking two, and striking out six.
Randy Ruiz paced Long Island’s offense with a pair of hits, including a double.
The Ducks continue their three-game series with the Riversharks on Wednesday night. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Righty Bobby Blevins gets the start for Long Island against Camden right-hander Sean Gleason. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.
Long Island returns home on Friday, September 11 to begin a three-game set with the Sugar Land Skeeters. Game time for Friday’s contest is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It will be a Fowl Pole Friday at the ballpark! If a select Ducks player hits a home run off of either foul pole during the game, one lucky Ducks fan will win $50,000. The Ducks will be running their Friday night Pizza Hut K-Man promotion as well. If the K-Man strikes out during the game, fans will be able to redeem their game ticket for an order of free breadsticks at a participating Pizza Hut location. It will also be an Air Trampoline Sports Friday at the Duck Pond! Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons with a special offer from Air Trampoline Sports to fans as they exit the ballpark. 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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