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SKEETERS TAKE GAME ONE IN TEXAS

Offensive onslaught not enough for Ducks

(Sugar Land, Texas, May 17, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 8-7 on Tuesday afternoon in the first of four games at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the game

The Ducks struck first in the top of the first inning as first baseman Tyler Colvin hit a two-out RBI single to drive in Fehlandt Lentini. The Skeeters would answer in the bottom of the inning, as Jeremy Barfield hit a two-out three-run home run to take a two run lead.

The Ducks would take one back in the top of the second, as Cody Puckett would score on an Anthony Vega fielder’s choice. In the top of the third, during Mike Dowd’s second plate appearance, Lew Ford scored on a passed ball. The Skeeters would answer quickly, in the bottom of the third, as Ricky Hague would hit a two-run homer, and Barfield would hit another home run, this time a solo shot.

The Ducks rebounded in the top of the fourth, as Ford hit an RBI single to drive in Anthony Vega, Tyler Colvin doubled to drive in Dan Lyons, Sean Burroughs hit a sacrifice fly to score Ford, and Colvin scored on a passed ball with new Duck Ruben Gotay at the plate. The four-run fourth propelled the Ducks to a 7-6 lead.

The Skeeters would rally one more time in the bottom of the sixth. Andy LaRoche would score on a fielder’s choice from Wilfredo Rodriguez to tie the game at seven, and Jeff Dominguez then grounded to third and was safe on an errant throw from Gotay, scoring Patrick Palmiero.

Chris Rearick picked up the win, tossing two innings giving up no runs, a hit, a walk, and getting one strikeout in relief of Bryan Morgado, Jack Snodgrass (3-2) got the loss, pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs (five earned), on eight hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. Derrick Loop got the save with a scoreless ninth.

Ford led the Flock offensively, with two hits, a run batted in, two runs, and two walks. Colvin added two hits of his own, with two RBIs, and a run.

The Ducks continue their road stretch with a single-admission double header against the Skeeters Wednesday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 CST (7:05 EST) from Constellation Field. 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 Tuesday, May 24 to begin a three-game set against the Bridgeport Bluefish. 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 Two-Fer and Humana Senior Discounts Tuesday, and fans in attendance will be treated to a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza. 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.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

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Game Date: 05/17/2016
Long Island Ducks  7 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  8

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       4  1  1  0  .286  Dominguez, J CF     3  1  1  1  .329
Lyons, D SS         5  1  1  0  .270  Hague, R 2B         4  1  1  2  .217
Ford, L CF          3  2  2  1  .300  Young, D 1B         4  1  2  0  .299
Colvin, T 1B        5  1  2  2  .250  Matthes, K RF       4  1  0  0  .236
Burroughs, S DH     4  0  1  1  .266  Barfield, J LF      4  2  2  4  .319
Puckett, C 2B       3  1  0  0  .263  LaRoche, A DH       4  1  1  0  .267
Gotay, R 3B         4  0  1  0  .250  Palmeiro, P 3B      3  1  1  0  .231
Dowd, M C           4  0  0  0  .275  Weems, B SS         4  0  0  0  .218
Vega, A LF          4  1  1  1  .268  Rodriguez, W C      3  0  0  1  .132
                   36  7  9  5                           33  8  8  8

L Island             1 1 1   4 0 0   0 0 0 -  7  9  3
Sugar Land           3 0 3   0 0 2   0 0 x -  8  8  2
2B--Colvin, T 1B       (1), Burroughs, S DH    (4), Vega, A LF         (2),
Young, D 1B        (7). 3B--LaRoche, A DH      (1). HR--Hague, R 2B       
(2), Barfield, J LF     2 (4). RBI--Ford, L CF         (13), Colvin, T 1B  
     2 (2), Burroughs, S DH    (7), Vega, A LF         (11), TOTALS        
     5 (0), Dominguez, J CF    (14), Hague, R 2B         2 (5), Barfield, J
LF      4 (16), Rodriguez, W C     (4), TOTALS              8 (0).
HP--Puckett, C 2B      (5). SF--Burroughs, S DH    (1). SB--Lentini, F RF  
   (9). CS--Vega, A LF         (1), Young, D 1B        (2). E--Gotay, R 3B 
      (1), Weems, B SS        (2). 
LOB--L Island 9, Sugar Land 3. DP--C. Puckett(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - T.
Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Snodgrass, J (L,3-2)            5.1   8   8   5   2   4   3    4.28
Blewett, D                      0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.48
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.86
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    5.79
                                8     8   8   5   2   7   3
 Sugar Land
Morgado, B                      4.0   7   7   5   4   3   0    6.00
Rearick, C (W,1-0)              2.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    3.38
Johnston, A                     1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Zinicola, Z                     1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.25
Loop, D (S,4)                   1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
                                9     9   7   5   5   8   0
PB--Rodriguez, W 2. HB--Morgado, B (3). SO--Lentini, F, Lyons, D,
Burroughs, S, Puckett, C, Gotay, R, Dowd, M 2, Vega, A, Young, D, Matthes,
K 3, LaRoche, A, Palmeiro, P, Weems, B. BB--Lentini, F, Ford, L 2, Puckett,
C, Gotay, R, Dominguez, J, Palmeiro, P. BF--Snodgrass, J 28 (123), Blewett,
D (42), De La Rosa, E 3 (39), Diaz, A 3 (41), Morgado, B 25 (113), Rearick,
C 8 (47), Johnston, A 3 (51), Zinicola, Z 4 (47), Loop, D 3 (43).
P-S--Snodgrass, J 89-52, Blewett, D 4-3, De La Rosa, E 10-7, Diaz, A 13-8,
Morgado, B 95-53, Rearick, C 31-18, Johnston, A 16-10, Zinicola, Z 12-9,
Loop, D 11-9. 
T--3:01.  A--5358

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