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OFFENSE ERUPTS TO ROUT BLUE CRABS

Ducks total 14 runs on 20 hits to take series in Southern Maryland

(Photo courtesy of Bert Hindman)

(Waldorf, Md., June 12, 2016)
– The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 14-4 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the offensive showcase

The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Blue Crabs starter Scott Snodgress. Fehlandt Lentini homered to left-center on the first pitch of the game, and two more runs came across on an error and a wild pitch. Three more runs in the second on consecutive RBI singles from Delta Cleary Jr., Ruben Gotay and Cody Puckett doubled the lead to six.

Following an RBI double by Lentini in the third, the Blue Crabs scored twice in the bottom of the inning against Ducks starter Darin Downs. An RBI double by Bryant Nelson and an RBI single by Zach Wilson closed the gap to 7-2. However, an RBI single by Mike Blanke and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Matt Wessinger in the fourth pushed the advantage back up to seven at 9-2.

The offense continued in the fifth inning with four more runs against former Duck Ian Marshall. A two-run homer to right by Ruben Gotay, another sac fly by Wessinger and an RBI single by Lentini ballooned the lead to 13-2. A sac fly to right by Blanke in the eighth rounded out the scoring for the Ducks.

Downs (4-3) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out four. Snodgress (1-4) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks in just three innings with three strikeouts.

Long Island tied a season high with 20 hits in the ballgame, as everyone reached base at least once. Lentini led the Flock with four hits, while Gotay, Puckett, Blanke and Anthony Vega each added three. Lentini drove in three runs and scored twice, while Gotay had three RBI and four runs scored.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday to begin a three-game series the New Britain Bees. 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 a Two-Fer Tuesday at the ballpark, and fans purchasing tickets to the game online or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max four total tickets per transaction). It’s also a Humana Senior Discount Tuesday, and senior citizens (65 or older with valid ID) will receive a 25% discount and a special gift package, courtesy of Humana, when purchasing a ticket to the game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (limited to the first 50 tickets purchased).

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 live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available online 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: 06/12/2016
Long Island Ducks  14 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       6  2  4  3  .336  Brown, G 2B,3B      4  0  0  0  .203
Cleary Jr., D DH    5  2  1  1  .290  Nelson, B 3B        2  1  1  1  .290
Gotay, R 2B         5  4  3  3  .312   Dziomba, J 2B,PH   2  1  1  0  .238
Puckett, C 3B       6  1  3  1  .299  Wilson, Z LF        4  0  1  1  .271
Blanke, M 1B        5  2  3  2  .258  Snyder, M 1B        4  1  3  2  .322
Dowd, M C           5  1  2  0  .294  Walton, J RF        4  0  1  0  .287
Tekotte, B CF       5  0  0  0  .228  Chen, K DH          4  0  0  0  .243
Wessinger, M SS     3  1  1  2  .185  Susini, N C         4  0  0  0  .000
Vega, A LF          5  1  3  0  .287  Garcia, E SS        3  0  1  0  .215
                                      Myers, D CF         4  1  0  0  .194
                   45 14 20 12                           35  4  8  4

L Island             3 3 1   2 4 0   0 1 0 - 14 20  1
S Maryland           0 0 2   0 0 0   0 2 0 -  4  8  2
2B--Lentini, F RF (14), Gotay, R 2B (7), Blanke, M 1B (5), Nelson, B 3B
(11), Snyder, M 1B (4). HR--Lentini, F RF (4), Gotay, R 2B (2), Snyder, M
1B (11). RBI--Lentini, F RF  3 (29), Cleary Jr., D DH (7), Gotay, R 2B  3
(13), Puckett, C 3B (29), Blanke, M 1B  2 (20), Wessinger, M SS  2 (11),
TOTALS 12 (0), Nelson, B 3B (15), Wilson, Z LF (21), Snyder, M 1B  2 (23),
TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Dowd, M C (5). SF--Blanke, M 1B (3), Wessinger, M SS 2
(3). E--Gotay, R 2B  3 (5), Wilson, Z LF (2), Garcia, E SS (9). 
LOB--L Island 13, S Maryland 5. DP--G. Brown(2B) - M. Snyder(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Downs, D (W,4-3)                6.0   6   2   2   1   4   0    4.40
Casey, J                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.29
Vance, K                        1.0   2   2   2   0   1   1    7.80
Blewett, D                      1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    7.36
                                9     8   4   4   1   6   1
 S Maryland
Snodgress, S (L,1-4)            3.0   8   7   5   3   3   1    5.68
Marshall, I                     1.2   7   6   4   2   0   1   21.60
Maine, S                        1.1   3   0   0   0   0   0    5.11
Grening, B                      1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.88
Carson, R                       1.0   1   1   0   0   1   0   10.57
Moore, N                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.77
                                9    20  14   9   5   5   2
WP--Downs, D (3), Snodgress, S 3 (7). PB--Susini, N. HB--Marshall, I (1).
SO--Cleary Jr., D, Puckett, C, Tekotte, B 2, Vega, A, Walton, J 2, Chen, K
2, Susini, N 2. BB--Cleary Jr., D, Gotay, R, Tekotte, B, Wessinger, M,
Vega, A, Garcia, E. BF--Downs, D 25 (249), Casey, J 3 (58), Vance, K 5
(73), Blewett, D 3 (70), Snodgress, S 20 (202), Marshall, I 16 (16), Maine,
S 7 (66), Grening, B 4 (112), Carson, R 4 (18), Moore, N 3 (89).
P-S--Downs, D 100-63, Casey, J 12-8, Vance, K 14-10, Blewett, D 11-8,
Snodgress, S 73-40, Marshall, I 56-31, Maine, S 22-14, Grening, B 20-13,
Carson, R 24-14, Moore, N 13-6. 
T--3:18.  A--3395

Plate Umpire - Nate Caldwell, Field Umpire #1 - Kevin Sweeney, Field Umpire #2 - Derek Moccia