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DUCKS SPLIT SATURDAY TWINBILL WITH BEES

Snodgrass spectacular in game one; Late rally falls short in nightcap

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 28, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks split a day/night doubleheader with the New Britain Bees on Saturday at Bethpage Ballpark, winning game one 6-0 in seven innings and dropping game two 9-7.

GAME ONE AUDIO: Highlights from the doubleheader opener

GAME TWO AUDIO: Highlights from the nightcap

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Dan Lyons and Fehlandt Lentini discuss the twinbill

In game one, the Ducks opened the scoring with two runs in the first inning off Bees starter Josh Zeid. Dan Lyons drove in a run with a double to left field and later scored on a fielding error by Jon Griffin. Cody Puckett extended Long Island’s lead to three with a two-out RBI single to center in the third.

Two more runs crossed the plate for the Ducks in the fourth, as a sacrifice fly to left off the bat of Lyons and an RBI double to left by Lew Ford upped the lead to 5-0. A two-out RBI single to left-center by Ford in the sixth rounded out the scoring.

Ducks starter Jack Snodgrass (4-3) earned the win with six shutout innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Zeid (2-3) suffered the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits and one walk over six innings with six strikeouts.

Ford and Fehlandt Lentini each had three hits to lead the Flock, with Ford driving in two runs and Lentini scoring twice. Lyons added two hits and finished with two RBI and a run.

In the nightcap, the Bees struck early when Craig Maddox hit a two-run home run in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. The Ducks cut the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the first as Lyons punched an RBI single to center. Ford tied the game in the third inning with an RBI single, evening the score at two.

In the fourth, The Bees jumped out in front 4-2 on an RBI double from Kevin Rivers and an RBI bunt single by Jon Jones. Anthony Vega’s sacrifice fly in the fourth cut the Bees lead to 4-3, but New Britain countered in the fifth with an RBI double by Jonathan Roof to take a 5-3 advantage. Jovan Rosa’s grand slam in the sixth inning put the visitors in front 9-3.

The Ducks added one in the seventh as Tyler Colvin scored on a throwing error to cut the lead to 9-4. Long Island would then rally in the ninth inning for three runs on Mike Dowd’s RBI single, a wild pitch, and an RBI groundout by Colvin to make it 9-7. However, they could not complete the comeback.

Craig Stem (2-4) snagged the win tossing three innings of one-run ball in relief of New Britain starter Brandon Fry, who did not factor into the decision. Fry gave up two runs on three hits over three innings while striking out two and walking two. Long Island starter Bruce Kern (0-1) took the loss, surrendering five runs (four earned) on seven hits over four and one-third innings while striking out three and walking three.

Lyons led the Flock at the plate with three hits, adding one RBI and two runs. Ford, Lentini and Colving each added two hits.

The Ducks and Bees play the finale of a four-game series on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Lew Ford 2014 Atlantic League Player of the Year Pins as the final part of the 2016 Collector's Series. Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05 p.m. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can be like their favorite Ducks player during Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

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. Those unable to make the game can follow all of the action with live streaming video and audio on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel by 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: 05/28/2016 (GAME ONE)
New Britain Bees  0 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Carrillo, S 3B      3  0  2  0  .235  Lentini, F RF       4  2  3  0  .297
Chaves, B SS        2  0  0  0  .247  Lyons, D SS         3  1  2  2  .294
Rosa, J DH          3  0  1  0  .313  Ford, L DH          4  1  3  2  .343
Roof, J 2B          3  0  0  0  .288  Burroughs, S 1B     4  0  0  0  .295
Rivers, K LF        3  0  1  0  .239  Puckett, C 3B       3  0  1  1  .288
Griffin, J 1B       3  0  1  0  .196  Dowd, M C           3  0  0  0  .345
Jones, J CF         3  0  1  0  .244  Tekotte, B CF       3  1  2  0  .230
Hewitt, A RF        3  0  1  0  .178  Wessinger, M 2B     2  0  0  0  .173
Murphy, N C         2  0  1  0  .161  Vega, A LF          2  1  0  0  .241
                   25  0  8  0                           28  6 11  5

N Britain            0 0 0   0 0 0   0 -  0  8  1
L Island             2 0 1   2 0 1   x -  6 11  1
2B--Griffin, J 1B (4), Lentini, F RF 2 (8), Lyons, D SS (9), Ford, L DH
(10). RBI--Lyons, D SS  2 (14), Ford, L DH  2 (23), Puckett, C 3B (20),
TOTALS  5 (0). SF--Lyons, D SS (1). SH--Wessinger, M 2B (0). E--Griffin, J
1B (1), Snodgrass, J P (3). 
LOB--N Britain 5, L Island 7. DP--J. Snodgrass(P) - D. Lyons(SS) - S.
Burroughs(1B), M. Wessinger(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - S. Burroughs(1B), M.
Wessinger(2B) - C. Puckett(3B) - S. Burroughs(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Zeid, J (L,2-3)                 6.0  11   6   5   1   6   0    4.88
                                6    11   6   5   1   6   0
 L Island
Snodgrass, J (W,4-3)            6.0   7   0   0   1   5   0    3.40
Struck, N                       1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    6.10
                                7     8   0   0   1   6   0
SO--Rosa, J, Roof, J, Rivers, K, Griffin, J 2, Hewitt, A, Ford, L,
Burroughs, S, Dowd, M, Wessinger, M, Vega, A 2. BB--Chaves, B, Vega, A.
BF--Zeid, J 31 (149), Snodgrass, J 23 (168), Struck, N 3 (46). P-S--Zeid, J
113-73, Snodgrass, J 106-63, Struck, N 11-8. 
T--2:03.  A--3867

Plate Umpire - Tom Gandolfo Jr., Field Umpire #1 - Silvio Martinez Jr., Field Umpire #2 - Richard Katz


Game Date: 05/28/2016 (GAME TWO)
New Britain Bees  9 AT Long Island Ducks  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Skelton, J C        3  1  0  0  .244  Lentini, F RF       4  2  2  0  .302
Carrillo, S SS      5  1  2  0  .247  Lyons, D SS         5  2  3  1  .306
Rosa, J 3B          4  3  2  4  .318  Ford, L DH          4  0  2  1  .348
Maddox, C DH        5  1  2  2  .299   Dowd, M DH         1  1  1  1  .356
Roof, J 2B          5  1  2  1  .293  Colvin, T 1B        4  1  2  1  .265
Rivers, K LF        4  1  1  1  .239  Burroughs, S 3B     4  0  0  0  .286
Griffin, J 1B       4  0  0  0  .189  Blanke, M C         5  0  1  0  .291
Jones, J CF         4  0  1  1  .244  Gotay, R 2B         4  1  1  0  .289
Hewitt, A RF        4  1  1  0  .181  Tekotte, B CF       4  0  1  0  .231
                                      Vega, A LF          3  0  0  1  .228
                   38  9 11  9                           38  7 13  5

N Britain            2 0 0   2 1 4   0 0 0 -  9 11  1
L Island             1 0 1   1 0 0   1 0 3 -  7 13  1
2B--Roof, J 2B (5), Rivers, K LF (6), Hewitt, A RF (4), Lentini, F RF (9),
Lyons, D SS (10), Gotay, R 2B (5). HR--Rosa, J 3B (4), Maddox, C DH (4).
RBI--Rosa, J 3B  4 (18), Maddox, C DH  2 (16), Roof, J 2B (11), Rivers, K
LF (6), Jones, J CF (15), TOTALS  9 (0), Lyons, D SS (15), Ford, L DH (24),
Dowd, M DH (14), Colvin, T 1B (9), Vega, A LF (12), TOTALS  5 (0).
HP--Colvin, T 1B (2). SF--Vega, A LF (1). SB--Lentini, F RF (13). E--Rosa,
J 3B  4 (6), Lyons, D SS (1). 
LOB--N Britain 7, L Island 8. DP--B. Kern(P) - D. Lyons(SS) - T.
Colvin(1B), J. Roof(2B) - S. Carrillo(SS) - J. Griffin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Fry, B                          3.0   3   2   2   2   2   0    3.45
Stem, C (W,2-4)                 3.0   6   1   1   0   2   0    5.30
Leverett, J                     2.0   1   1   0   0   2   0    2.30
Gleason, S                      1.0   3   3   3   0   1   0   27.00
                                9    13   7   6   2   7   0
 L Island
Kern, B (L,0-1)                 4.1   7   5   4   3   3   1    3.71
Crider, P                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.74
DeJiulio Jr., F                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Blewett, D                      0.1   2   3   3   1   0   0    7.71
Casey, J                        0.2   2   1   1   1   2   1    3.38
Struck, N                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    5.56
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.70
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.05
                                9    11   9   8   5   9   2
WP--Stem, C (4), Gleason, S 2 (2). HB--Fry, B (1). SO--Skelton, J, Rosa, J,
Roof, J, Rivers, K 2, Griffin, J 2, Hewitt, A 2, Lyons, D, Burroughs, S 2,
Blanke, M 2, Tekotte, B, Vega, A. BB--Skelton, J 2, Rosa, J, Rivers, K,
Griffin, J, Lentini, F, Burroughs, S. BF--Fry, B 14 (61), Stem, C 14 (88),
Leverett, J 8 (69), Gleason, S 6 (6), Kern, B 23 (79), Crider, P (43),
DeJiulio Jr., F (31), Blewett, D 4 (57), Casey, J 5 (46), Struck, N 3 (49),
De La Rosa, E 3 (57), Diaz, A 3 (54). P-S--Fry, B 57-30, Stem, C 56-36,
Leverett, J 31-24, Gleason, S 30-18, Kern, B 78-50, Crider, P 2-1, DeJiulio
Jr., F 5-3, Blewett, D 19-9, Casey, J 24-12, Struck, N 7-6, De La Rosa, E
8-6, Diaz, A 12-9. 
T--3:15.  A--6514

Plate Umpire - Silvio Martinez Jr., Field Umpire #1 - Richard Katz, Field Umpire #2 - Tom Gandolfo Jr.

 

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