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BEES BLANK DUCKS IN SERIES OPENER

Long Island shut out for first time this season

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 27, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 6-0 on Friday night in the opening game of a four-game set at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Defensive highlights from the series opener

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Sean Burroughs talk about the game

New Britain’s Craig Maddox led off the second inning with a solo home run to center field to give the Bees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, New Britain took a 2-0 lead on a solo homer by Jon Jones. The Bees then busted the game open in the seventh collecting four consecutive RBI singles from Brandon Chaves, Jovan Rosa, Maddox, and Jonathan Roof to take a 6-0 lead.

Bees starter Cole Johnson (3-3) earned the win, tossing seven scoreless innings of seven-hit ball while striking out three and walking none. Ducks starter Bobby Blevins (1-2) took the loss after surrendering three runs on seven hits over six and one-third innings with six strikeouts.

Lew Ford led the way for the Ducks with two hits to extend his hitting streak to nine consecutive games. Sean Burroughs added a hit and extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games. 

The Ducks and Bees continue their four-game set with a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. Game one is set for 1:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:05 (11:50 a.m. for full season ticket holders) and is slated for seven innings. Game two is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders).

During game one, the Ducks will be running a Lucky Seat Giveaway. Every inning, one lucky seat will be selected throughout the ballpark. The fan holding a ticket for that seat will win an exclusive gift pack valued at over $85, courtesy of Not Your Father's Root Beer and Small Town Brewery. Upon the completion of game two, all fans in attendance will enjoy a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza. As fans exit the ballpark following both games, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Left-hander Jack Snodgrass (3-3, 4.01) gets the start for the Ducks in the opener against Bees righty Josh Zeid (2-2, 4.26). The night game features Long Island righty Bruce Kern (0-0, 2.13) against New Britain left-hander Brandon Fry (0-0, 2.84).

Tickets to the doubleheader 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 twinbill can follow all of the action for both games live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE. The nightcap will also be broadcast on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio.

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)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 34 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit
www.atlanticleague.com.
 

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Game Date: 05/27/2016
New Britain Bees  6 AT Long Island Ducks  0

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Skelton, J C        4  1  1  0  .253  Lentini, F RF       4  0  1  0  .284
Chaves, B SS        5  1  1  1  .253  Lyons, D SS         4  0  1  0  .284
Rosa, J 3B          5  1  1  1  .312  Ford, L CF          4  0  2  0  .331
Maddox, C DH        5  1  3  2  .293  Colvin, T 1B        4  0  0  0  .244
Roof, J 2B          4  0  2  1  .296  Burroughs, S 3B     4  0  1  0  .305
Griffin, J 1B       3  0  0  0  .192  Blanke, M DH        4  0  0  0  .297
Rivers, K LF        4  0  1  0  .235  Gotay, R 2B         3  0  1  0  .293
Hewitt, A RF        4  0  0  0  .172  Dowd, M C           4  0  1  0  .364
Jones, J CF         4  2  3  1  .242  Tekotte, B LF       3  0  1  0  .218
                   38  6 12  6                           34  0  8  0

N Britain            0 1 0   0 1 0   4 0 0 -  6 12  0
L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  8  0
2B--Jones, J CF (5), Ford, L CF (9). HR--Maddox, C DH (3), Jones, J CF (3).
RBI--Chaves, B SS (12), Rosa, J 3B (14), Maddox, C DH  2 (14), Roof, J 2B
(10), Jones, J CF (14), TOTALS  6 (0). HP--Griffin, J 1B (2). SB--Lentini,
F RF (12). CS--Jones, J CF (1). 
LOB--N Britain 7, L Island 8. DP--J. Roof(2B) - J. Rosa(3B) - J.
Griffin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Johnson, C (W,3-3)              7.0   7   0   0   0   3   0    1.88
Marzi, A                        2.0   1   0   0   1   2   0    2.03
                                9     8   0   0   1   5   0
 L Island
Blevins, B (L,1-2)              6.1   7   3   3   0   6   2    4.62
Crider, P                       0.0   1   2   2   1   0   0    1.80
Blewett, D                      0.0   3   1   1   0   0   0    5.56
Casey, J                        0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.70
Vance, K                        1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.50
Lomangino, J                    1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.89
                                9    12   6   6   1  11   2
WP--Johnson, C (2), Blevins, B (2), Blewett, D (3), Casey, J (4).
HB--Blevins, B (1). SO--Skelton, J, Chaves, B 2, Rosa, J 2, Griffin, J 2,
Rivers, K 2, Hewitt, A, Jones, J, Colvin, T, Blanke, M, Gotay, R, Dowd, M
2. BB--Skelton, J, Gotay, R. BF--Johnson, C 28 (170), Marzi, A 7 (59),
Blevins, B 27 (158), Crider, P 2 (42), Blewett, D 3 (53), Casey, J 2 (41),
Vance, K 3 (57), Lomangino, J 3 (43). P-S--Johnson, C 90-71, Marzi, A
25-17, Blevins, B 105-72, Crider, P 7-2, Blewett, D 20-12, Casey, J 7-6,
Vance, K 12-8, Lomangino, J 14-10. 
T--2:49.  A--4587

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