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DUCKS STORM BACK FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN

Four two-out runs lift Ducks over Barnstormers

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 17, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 4-2 on Friday night in the opener of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series-opening win

POSTGAME VIDEO: John Brownell, Kevin Baez and Delta Cleary Jr. talk about the victory

Lancaster struck for the game’s first run in the third inning on an RBI single to left field from Josh Whitaker. Long Island quickly answered though in the bottom of the inning on a two-out RBI single to left from Ruben Gotay off Barnstormers starter Mike Lee.

Lance Zawadzki quickly put the Barnstormers back in front 2-1 in the fourth with a solo home run to left-center off Ducks starter John Brownell. It would stay that way until the seventh when the Ducks struck for a pair of two-out runs to take a 3-2 lead. Back-to-back RBI singles from Fehlandt Lentini and Delta Cleary Jr. did the damage. Matt Wessinger rounded out the scoring in the eighth when he scored from first base on a two-out RBI single up the middle by Anthony Vega.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Brownell allowed just two runs over six innings on nine hits and two walks while striking out seven. Lee lasted five and two-thirds innings, yielding a run on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Eury De La Rosa (2-2) picked up the win after pitching a scoreless seventh inning, striking out one. Scott Gracey (2-4) suffered the loss, surrendering the go-ahead run on two hits and a walk without recording an out. Amalio Diaz earned his first save of the year after striking out the side in a scoreless ninth.

Lentini, Cleary Jr. and Vega each had two hits and a run batted in to lead the Flock.

The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their four-game set with a day/night doubleheader on Saturday. Game one is slated to begin at 1:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:05 (11:50 a.m. for full season ticket holders), and is scheduled for seven innings. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Drawstring Backpacks, courtesy of the Libraries of Suffolk County. First pitch for game two is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive Ducks Rally Towels, and following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Academy Mortgage Corp. Ducks staff members will also be handing out coupons for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at Dick’s Sporting Goods to fans as they exit the ballpark following both games.

Tickets to the doubleheader, 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 online via the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available by CLICKING HERE. The nightcap of the twinbill will also be broadcast on the Ducks’ flagship radio station 103.9-FM LI News Radio.

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: 06/17/2016
Lancaster Barnstormers  2 AT Long Island Ducks  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Gailen, B CF        5  1  1  0  .222  Lentini, F RF       4  1  2  1  .345
Ahrens, K SS        5  0  2  0  .308  Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  2  1  .286
Gindl, C RF         4  0  2  0  .323  Gotay, R 2B         2  0  1  1  .292
Whitaker, J LF      5  0  2  1  .286  Johnson, D 1B       3  0  0  0  .227
Bell, J 3B          3  0  1  0  .257  Blanke, M C         4  0  0  0  .252
Halton, S DH        4  0  1  0  .255  Tekotte, B DH       4  0  0  0  .222
Cutler, C C         3  0  0  0  .296  Wessinger, M 3B     3  1  0  0  .207
Zawadzki, L 2B      4  1  2  1  .261  Vega, A LF          4  1  2  1  .289
Hobson, K 1B        4  0  1  0  .267  Hughes, C SS        4  1  1  0  .250
                   37  2 12  2                           32  4  8  4

Lancaster            0 0 1   1 0 0   0 0 0 -  2 12  1
L Island             0 0 1   0 0 0   2 1 x -  4  8  0
2B--Whitaker, J LF (17). HR--Zawadzki, L 2B (5). RBI--Whitaker, J LF (27),
Zawadzki, L 2B (10), TOTALS  2 (0), Lentini, F RF (31), Cleary Jr., D CF
(8), Gotay, R 2B (15), Vega, A LF (26), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Cutler, C C (5).
SB--Cutler, C C (6), Lentini, F RF (15), Cleary Jr., D CF (7), Vega, A LF
(9). E--Hobson, K 1B (2). 
LOB--Lancaster 11, L Island 8. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - C. Hughes(SS) - D.
Johnson(1B), R. Gotay(2B) - M. Wessinger(3B) - D. Johnson(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
Lee, M                          5.2   4   1   1   2   8   0    4.59
Dennick, R                      1.0   1   1   1   0   1   0    4.70
Gracey, S (L,2-4)               0.0   2   1   1   1   0   0    2.61
Reynolds, M                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.90
Andrelczyk, P                   1.0   1   1   1   1   0   0    1.42
                                8     8   4   4   4   9   0
 L Island
Brownell, J                     6.0   9   2   2   2   7   1    3.09
De La Rosa, E (W,2-2)           1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.21
DeJiulio Jr., F                 0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
Crider, P                       0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0    1.17
Diaz, A (S,1)                   1.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    2.53
                                9    12   2   2   2  13   1
HB--Crider, P (1). SO--Gailen, B, Ahrens, K 2, Gindl, C 2, Whitaker, J,
Bell, J, Halton, S, Cutler, C 2, Zawadzki, L 2, Hobson, K, Lentini, F,
Johnson, D 2, Blanke, M, Tekotte, B, Wessinger, M 2, Vega, A, Hughes, C.
BB--Gindl, C, Bell, J, Gotay, R 2, Johnson, D, Wessinger, M. BF--Lee, M 23
(148), Dennick, R 4 (69), Gracey, S 3 (96), Reynolds, M (73), Andrelczyk, P
5 (72), Brownell, J 28 (248), De La Rosa, E 3 (87), DeJiulio Jr., F 2 (45),
Crider, P 3 (61), Diaz, A 4 (81). P-S--Lee, M 92-63, Dennick, R 11-8,
Gracey, S 11-5, Reynolds, M 4-3, Andrelczyk, P 21-13, Brownell, J 125-74,
De La Rosa, E 8-7, DeJiulio Jr., F 7-4, Crider, P 10-6, Diaz, A 19-12. 
T--3:09.  A--5882

Plate Umpire - Richard Katz, Field Umpire #1 - Frank Iurilli, Field Umpire #2 - David Speranza

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