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DUCKS AND SKEETERS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER

Big inning propels Ducks to win in game one

(Sugar Land, Texas, May 18, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks and the Sugar Land Skeeters split a single-admission double header on Wednesday night at Constellation Field in Texas.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the game one win


GAME AUDIO: Highlights from game two

Offense came at a premium in both games, as the Ducks won game one 3-0, and the Skeeters won game two 2-1.

Both offenses were held scoreless in game one until the top of the fifth inning, when the Ducks came to the plate. Ruben Gotay doubled over the head of Skeeters right fielder Rene Tosoni to score Sean Burroughs and Cody Puckett. Fehlandt Lentini came to the plate later in the inning and singled up the middle to score Gotay, giving the Flock the 3-0 lead that would stand for the remainder of the game.

Mark Blackmar (3-1) earned the win for the Ducks, throwing six scoreless innings with six strikeouts and walking none. Sean Gallagher (1-3) was handed the tough-luck loss, pitching all seven innings for the Skeeters, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits, two walks, and two strikeouts. Todd Coffey pitched a perfect seventh inning, earning his fifth save.

The Ducks scored first in game two, as in the top of the second inning, Blake Tekotte singled to score Cody Puckett to put the Ducks up 1-0. The Skeeters would rally back quickly though. Patrick Palmeiro doubled, scoring Brooks Conrad and tying the game in the bottom of the frame.

The Skeeters would score again in the fifth inning, as a Jeff Dominguez single plated Wilfredo Rodriguez and gave Sugar Land a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Andrew Johnston (2-0) got the win for Sugar Land, pitching a clean inning with one strikeout in relief of Aaron Thompson. Dan Blewett (0-1) took the loss, allowing one hit and one run in a third of an inning. Derrick Loop picked up his fifth save for Sugar Land.

The Ducks continue their road stretch with the finale of the four game series against the Skeeters Thursday night, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 CST (8:05 EST) from Constellation Field. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio 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: 05/18/2016 (GAME ONE)
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  0

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       3  0  1  1  .287  Prince, J SS        3  0  2  0  .278
Lyons, D SS         3  0  0  0  .261  Dominguez, J 2B     3  0  1  0  .330
Ford, L CF          2  0  0  0  .293  Young, D DH         3  0  0  0  .286
Colvin, T 1B        3  0  0  0  .211  Barfield, J LF      3  0  0  0  .307
Burroughs, S DH     3  1  2  0  .280  Tosoni, R RF        3  0  1  0  .435
Puckett, C 3B       3  1  1  0  .265  Matthes, K CF       2  0  0  0  .230
Gotay, R 2B         3  1  1  2  .286  Scott, T C          2  0  0  0  .245
Blanke, M C         2  0  0  0  .174  Hague, R 3B         2  0  0  0  .210
Tekotte, B LF       2  0  0  0  .213  Limonta, J 1B       2  0  0  0  .196
                   24  3  5  3                           23  0  4  0

L Island             0 0 0   0 3 0   0 -  3  5  0
Sugar Land           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 -  0  4  1
2B--Gotay, R 2B (1). RBI--Lentini, F RF (15), Gotay, R 2B  2 (2), TOTALS  3
(0). SB--Prince, J SS (3). E--Matthes, K CF (2). 
LOB--L Island 2, Sugar Land 2. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - T.
Colvin(1B), D. Lyons(SS) - T. Colvin(1B), J. Dominguez(2B) - J. Prince(SS)
- J. Limonta(1B), J. Dominguez(2B) - J. Prince(SS) - J. Limonta(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Blackmar, M (W,3-1)             6.0   4   0   0   0   3   0    1.57
Coffey, T (S,5)                 1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.29
                                7     4   0   0   0   3   0
 Sugar Land
Gallagher, S (L,1-3)            7.0   5   3   2   2   2   0    2.94
                                7     5   3   2   2   2   0
SO--Colvin, T, Gotay, R, Prince, J, Hague, R 2. BB--Ford, L, Blanke, M.
BF--Blackmar, M 20 (106), Coffey, T 3 (28), Gallagher, S 26 (137).
P-S--Blackmar, M 75-50, Coffey, T 17-10, Gallagher, S 108-65. 
T--1:53.  

Weather: Cloudy, 82 Degrees
Plate Umpire - Eric Thompson, Field Umpire #1 - Rodney Galloway, Field Umpire #2 - 3B Reggie Ligons

  
Game Date: 05/18/2016 (GAME TWO)
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       2  0  0  0  .282  Prince, J CF        3  0  0  0  .263
Gotay, R 2B         3  0  1  0  .300  Dominguez, J 2B     3  0  1  1  .330
Ford, L DH          3  0  1  0  .295  Tosoni, R RF        3  0  0  0  .385
Burroughs, S 1B     2  0  1  0  .286  Barfield, J LF      1  0  0  0  .303
Puckett, C 3B       3  1  0  0  .256  Scott, T 1B         3  0  0  0  .232
Dowd, M C           3  0  2  0  .302  Conrad, B DH        2  1  1  0  .167
Tekotte, B CF       2  0  1  1  .221  Palmeiro, P 3B      3  0  1  1  .236
 Blanke, M PH       0  0  0  0  .174  Weems, B SS         3  0  0  0  .207
Wessinger, M SS     2  0  0  0  .167  Rodriguez, W C      2  1  1  0  .150
 Lyons, D PH        1  0  0  0  .258       
Vega, A LF          3  0  0  0  .250       
                   24  1  6  1                           23  2  4  2

L Island             0 1 0   0 0 0   0 -  1  6  1
Sugar Land           0 1 0   0 1 0   x -  2  4  2
2B--Conrad, B DH (2), Palmeiro, P 3B (2). RBI--Tekotte, B CF (5), TOTALS
(0), Dominguez, J 2B (15), Palmeiro, P 3B (9), TOTALS  2 (0).
SH--Burroughs, S 1B (0). SB--Dominguez, J 2B (3). E--Gotay, R 2B (4),
Weems, B SS 2 (5). 
LOB--L Island 5, Sugar Land 6. DP--J. Dominguez(2B) - B. Weems(SS) - T.
Scott(1B), J. Dominguez(2B) - B. Weems(SS) - T. Scott(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Kern, B                         2.0   2   1   1   0   2   0    2.31
Vance, K                        1.1   0   0   0   2   2   0    5.59
Struck, N                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    7.36
Blewett, D (L,0-1)              0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0    4.36
Crider, P                       0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    5.23
                                6     4   2   2   3   7   0
 Sugar Land
Thompson, A                     4.0   5   1   1   0   1   0    3.68
Johnston, A (W,2-0)             1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Weinhardt, R                    1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    2.19
Loop, D (S,5)                   1.0   1   0   0   1   2   0    0.00
                                7     6   1   1   2   4   0
WP--Vance, K (2), Struck, N (2). SO--Lyons, D, Vega, A 3, Prince, J 2,
Dominguez, J, Tosoni, R 2, Palmeiro, P 2. BB--Lentini, F, Blanke, M,
Barfield, J 2, Conrad, B. BF--Kern, B 8 (51), Vance, K 7 (46), Struck, N 2
(35), Blewett, D 2 (44), Crider, P 4 (32), Diaz, A 3 (44), Thompson, A 15
(30), Johnston, A 3 (54), Weinhardt, R 4 (48), Loop, D 5 (48). P-S--Kern, B
27-18, Vance, K 29-14, Struck, N 9-5, Blewett, D 5-4, Crider, P 9-6, Diaz,
A 10-6, Thompson, A 52-39, Johnston, A 10-9, Weinhardt, R 12-6, Loop, D
21-13. 
T--1:58. 

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