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DUCKS UNABLE TO SALVAGE FINALE IN LANCASTER

Barnstormers strike early and often to complete series sweep

(Lancaster, Pa., June 2, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 7-4 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series finale

Long Island struck right away for a run in the first inning on Tyler Colvin’s RBI double off Barnstormers starter Bryan Evans. Lancaster responded with three two-out runs in the bottom of the inning against Ducks starter Bobby Blevins. Josh Whitaker’s RBI double and Josh Bell’s two-run home run to right-center field did the damage.

Ruben Gotay closed the gap to 3-2 with an RBI single to left in the third, but Kevin Ahrens snuck a solo homer over the wall in right in the bottom of the inning to push Lancaster’s advantage back to up to two. Anthony Vega’s RBI single in the fourth brought the Ducks to within 4-3, but an RBI double by Ahrens and an RBI single by Caleb Gindl put the Barnstormers ahead 6-3.

Blake Tekotte launched a mammoth solo homer to right in the sixth. Ahrens followed with an RBI single in the bottom of the frame to round out the scoring.

Evans (3-2) collected the win, pitching six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out nine. Blevins (1-3) took the loss, giving up six runs on 10 hits in four and one-third innings with one strikeout. Cory Burns earned his eighth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Gotay, Tekotte, Vega and Fehlandt Lentini each had two hits to pace the Flock.

The Ducks return home on Friday to begin a three-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Game time is slated 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. Left-hander Jack Snodgrass gets the start for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Sean Gallagher.

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 the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming video and audio will also be available online via 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.

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Game Date: 06/02/2016
Long Island Ducks  4 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       5  2  2  0  .314  Witherspoon, T CF   5  1  1  0  .242
Lyons, D SS         4  0  1  0  .296  Ahrens, K SS        4  2  3  3  .311
Gotay, R 2B         2  0  2  1  .310  Gindl, C RF         4  1  2  1  .342
Colvin, T 1B        4  0  1  1  .266  Whitaker, J LF      4  1  3  1  .284
Blanke, M C         4  0  0  0  .267  Bell, J 3B          3  1  1  2  .267
Tekotte, B CF       4  2  2  1  .250  Halton, S DH        4  0  0  0  .300
Dowd, M DH          4  0  0  0  .338  McDade, M 1B        4  0  2  0  .273
Vega, A LF          4  0  2  1  .268  Zawadzki, L 2B      4  0  0  0  .200
Wessinger, M 3B     4  0  0  0  .203  Patterson, C C      4  1  1  0  .242
                   35  4 10  4                           36  7 13  7

L Island             1 0 1   1 0 1   0 0 0 -  4 10  0
Lancaster            3 0 1   0 2 1   0 0 x -  7 13  0
2B--Lentini, F RF (12), Colvin, T 1B (3), Ahrens, K SS (8), Whitaker, J LF
(11), Patterson, C C (2). HR--Tekotte, B CF (3), Ahrens, K SS (4), Bell, J
3B (4). RBI--Gotay, R 2B (8), Colvin, T 1B (13), Tekotte, B CF (9), Vega, A
LF (18), TOTALS  4 (0), Ahrens, K SS  3 (29), Gindl, C RF (23), Whitaker, J
LF (18), Bell, J 3B  2 (24), TOTALS  7 (0). HP--Bell, J 3B  2 (1).
SB--Witherspoon, T CF (5). 
LOB--L Island 6, Lancaster 6. DP--L. Zawadzki(2B) - J. Bell(3B) - M.
McDade(1B), M. Blanke(C) - T. Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Blevins, B (L,1-3)              4.1  10   6   6   0   1   2    5.44
Crider, P                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.50
Struck, N                       1.0   2   1   1   0   1   0    5.84
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.52
Blewett, D                      1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    7.11
                                8    13   7   7   0   6   2
 Lancaster
Evans, B (W,3-2)                6.0   9   4   4   1   9   1    3.95
Andrelczyk, P                   1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    1.42
Yevoli, A                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    6.91
Burns, C (S,8)                  1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    3.06
                                9    10   4   4   2  12   1
WP--Blewett, D (4). HB--Blevins, B (2). SO--Lyons, D 3, Colvin, T, Blanke,
M 4, Tekotte, B, Vega, A, Wessinger, M 2, Witherspoon, T 2, Bell, J,
Halton, S, Zawadzki, L, Patterson, C. BB--Gotay, R 2. BF--Blevins, B 24
(182), Crider, P (48), Struck, N 5 (54), Diaz, A 3 (60), Blewett, D 4 (61),
Evans, B 27 (184), Andrelczyk, P 4 (48), Yevoli, A 3 (65), Burns, C 3 (74).
P-S--Blevins, B 81-46, Crider, P 1-1, Struck, N 15-12, Diaz, A 11-9,
Blewett, D 22-11, Evans, B 98-67, Andrelczyk, P 15-10, Yevoli, A 13-9,
Burns, C 10-8. 
T--2:48.  A--2078
 
Plate Umpire - Brian deBrauwere, Field Umpire #1 - Derek Moccia, Field Umpire #3 - Nate Caldwell

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