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OFFENSE EXPLODES IN SERIES FINALE

Long Island splits four-game series with New Britain

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 29, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 12-3 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game set at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the dominant victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Anthony Vega and Matt Wessinger talk about the win

New Britain opened the scoring in the third inning as Kevin Rivers’ RBI on a fielder’s choice gave the Bees a 1-0 advantage. Long Island took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third on an RBI triple from Anthony Vega and RBI singles from Dan Lyons and Tyler Colvin. In the fourth, the Bees tied the game at three with RBI singles from James Skelton and Jonathan Roof.

The Ducks jumped back ahead 8-3 with five runs in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded, Vega was hit by a pitch to bring in a run. Fehlandt Lentini drove in two with a single, Lyons picked up an RBI single, and Ruben Gotay plated a run with a sacrifice fly.

Lentini knocked in his third run of the afternoon in the seventh, as the Ducks scored three runs to take a 10-3 lead. Gotay and Colvin knocked in the other two runs of the inning with an RBI single and sacrifice fly, respectively. Lentini struck again with an RBI single in the eighth, giving the Ducks a 12-3 advantage.

Patrick Crider (2-0) was the winning pitcher after throwing a scoreless sixth inning. Shawn Haviland (1-1) took the loss as the New Britain starter surrendered six runs on seven hits and four walks over five and one-third innings. Ducks starter Mark Blackmar did not factor into the decision but gave up three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks over five innings.

Lentini led the way for the Ducks, going 3-for-6 with four RBI. Matt Wessinger was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and added two walks as well. Vega finished two extra-base hits while driving in two runs and scoring three.

The Ducks hit the road on Tuesday night to open a three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans can follow all of the action with live streaming audio on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander John Brownell gets the start for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty J.D. Martin.

Long Island returns home on Friday, June 3 to begin a three-game set against the Sugar Land Skeeters. 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). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Water Bottles, courtesy of Motorola. It’s also Fowl Pole, Pizza Hut K-Man and OK Petroleum Friday. 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)

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: 05/29/2016
New Britain Bees  3 AT Long Island Ducks  12

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Skelton, J C        4  0  1  1  .244  Lentini, F RF       6  1  3  4  .310
Chaves, B SS        5  1  1  0  .245  Lyons, D SS         6  1  2  2  .308
Rosa, J 3B          3  0  2  0  .326  Gotay, R 2B         3  0  2  2  .313
Maddox, C DH        4  0  0  0  .287  Colvin, T DH        3  0  1  2  .269
Roof, J LF          2  0  1  1  .297  Burroughs, S 1B     4  1  1  0  .285
Rivers, K RF        4  0  0  1  .229  Dowd, M C           4  0  1  0  .349
Griffin, J 1B       4  0  0  0  .183  Tekotte, B CF       4  2  1  0  .231
Carrillo, S 2B      4  1  1  0  .247  Wessinger, M 3B     3  4  3  0  .218
Hewitt, A CF        4  1  2  0  .194  Vega, A LF          3  3  2  2  .250
                   34  3  8  3                           36 12 16 12

N Britain            0 0 1   2 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  8  0
L Island             0 0 3   0 0 5   3 1 x - 12 16  0
2B--Vega, A LF (3). 3B--Vega, A LF (3). RBI--Skelton, J C (6), Roof, J LF
(12), Rivers, K RF (7), TOTALS  3 (0), Lentini, F RF  4 (25), Lyons, D SS 
2 (17), Gotay, R 2B  2 (7), Colvin, T DH  2 (11), Vega, A LF  2 (14),
TOTALS 12 (0). HP--Roof, J LF (3), Vega, A LF  2 (1). SF--Gotay, R 2B (2),
Colvin, T DH (1). SH--Dowd, M C (0). SB--Skelton, J C (6), Hewitt, A CF
(3). 
LOB--N Britain 10, L Island 11. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - S.
Burroughs(1B), S. Haviland(P) - B. Chaves(SS) - J. Griffin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Haviland, S (L,1-1)             5.1   7   6   6   4   2   0    4.97
Wood, G                         0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0    3.24
Marzi, A                        0.2   3   3   3   3   1   0    3.86
Gilblair, S                     1.2   4   1   1   0   1   0    1.23
                                8    16  12  12   7   4   0
 L Island
Blackmar, M                     5.0   8   3   3   3   5   0    1.77
Crider, P (W,2-0)               1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    1.59
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    2.51
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.77
Coffey, T                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    2.70
                                9     8   3   3   5  10   0
HB--Wood, G (3), Blackmar, M (1). SO--Skelton, J, Chaves, B 2, Rosa, J,
Roof, J, Rivers, K, Griffin, J 3, Carrillo, S, Lyons, D, Colvin, T,
Burroughs, S, Tekotte, B. BB--Skelton, J, Rosa, J 2, Maddox, C, Roof, J,
Gotay, R, Colvin, T, Burroughs, S, Tekotte, B, Wessinger, M 2, Vega, A.
BF--Haviland, S 26 (130), Wood, G 4 (64), Marzi, A 8 (67), Gilblair, S 9
(29), Blackmar, M 27 (159), Crider, P 4 (47), De La Rosa, E 3 (60), Diaz, A
3 (57), Coffey, T 3 (41). P-S--Haviland, S 102-59, Wood, G 17-10, Marzi, A
41-23, Gilblair, S 30-25, Blackmar, M 108-69, Crider, P 21-12, De La Rosa,
E 15-11, Diaz, A 9-8, Coffey, T 14-9. 
T--3:24.  A--4092

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