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JACK AND THE LONGBALLS BEAT THE BEES

Snodgrass' quality start, homers from Vega and Blanke lead Long Island

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 15, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 6-2 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the win

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Anthony Vega and Jack Snodgrass talk about the victory

Dan Johnson put the Ducks in front with a two-out RBI single in the first inning off Bees starter Cole Johnson. A run-scoring groundout in the second by James Skelton tied the game up at one apiece. Long Island took the lead back in the bottom of the inning on a three-run home run to center field by Anthony Vega.

The Bees closed to within 4-2 in the third on Jon Griffin’s RBI single off Duck starter Jack Snodgrass. The Ducks answered though with single runs in the fifth and sixth to push their lead to four. A wild pitch that scored Matt Wessinger and a solo homer to left by Mike Blanke rounded the scoring.

Snodgrass (5-4) earned the win, tossing six innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits and three walks while striking out six. Johnson (4-5) suffered the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits over six innings with five strikeouts.

Wessinger and Fehlandt Lentini each had two hits and a run to pace the Flock.

The Ducks and Bees wrap up their three-game set on Thursday night. 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 Kids Health and Safety Expo returns to the ballpark, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive First Aid Kits, courtesy of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. It’s also a Thirsty Thursday, and the Duck Club restaurant and bar will be open for all in attendance. Fans will be treated to both food and drink special, including half price domestics.

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. It’s the “Ducks Game of the Week,” and 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.

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: 06/15/2016
New Britain Bees  2 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Skelton, J C        5  0  0  1  .248  Lentini, F RF       4  1  2  0  .339
Golson, G LF        5  0  2  0  .305  Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  0  0  .263
Rosa, J DH          4  1  2  0  .309  Gotay, R 2B         4  0  0  0  .297
Roof, J 2B          4  0  2  0  .273  Johnson, D 1B       4  0  1  1  .228
Crouse, M RF        5  0  0  0  .285  Puckett, C 3B       3  0  0  0  .291
Jones, J CF         4  0  0  0  .273  Blanke, M DH        3  2  1  1  .260
Griffin, J 1B       4  1  2  1  .220  Dowd, M C           3  1  1  0  .293
Chaves, B SS        3  0  0  0  .224  Vega, A LF          3  1  1  3  .287
Carrillo, S 3B      3  0  1  0  .242  Wessinger, M SS     3  1  2  0  .209
                   37  2  9  2                           31  6  8  5

N Britain            0 1 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  9  0
L Island             1 3 0   0 1 1   0 0 x -  6  8  2
2B--Roof, J 2B (9), Lentini, F RF (15). HR--Blanke, M DH (4), Vega, A LF
(2). RBI--Skelton, J C (14), Griffin, J 1B (13), TOTALS  2 (0), Johnson, D
1B (29), Blanke, M DH (21), Vega, A LF  3 (25), TOTALS  5 (0). HP--Roof, J
2B (4), Puckett, C 3B (7). SB--Crouse, M RF (17). E--Puckett, C 3B (8),
Wessinger, M SS (6). 
LOB--N Britain 12, L Island 2. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Johnson, C (L,4-5)              6.0   7   6   6   0   5   2    2.40
Stem, C                         1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    5.53
Fornataro, E                    1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.40
                                8     8   6   6   0   5   2
 L Island
Snodgrass, J (W,5-4)            6.0   8   2   1   3   6   0    2.97
Struck, N                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    5.02
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.66
Coffey, T                       1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.25
                                9     9   2   1   3  12   0
WP--Johnson, C (4). HB--Johnson, C (2), Coffey, T (1). SO--Skelton, J 2,
Golson, G 3, Roof, J, Crouse, M 3, Griffin, J, Chaves, B 2, Gotay, R 2,
Johnson, D, Blanke, M, Dowd, M. BB--Rosa, J, Chaves, B, Carrillo, S.
BF--Johnson, C 25 (251), Stem, C 4 (134), Fornataro, E 3 (15), Snodgrass, J
30 (255), Struck, N 3 (61), Diaz, A 3 (77), Coffey, T 5 (64). P-S--Johnson,
C 96-65, Stem, C 12-9, Fornataro, E 9-5, Snodgrass, J 102-67, Struck, N
10-8, Diaz, A 11-9, Coffey, T 14-11. 
T--2:29.  A--5029

Plate Umpire - John Libone, Field Umpire #1 - Tom Gandolfo Jr., Field Umpire #2 - Fred DeJesus