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BARNSTORMERS SWEEP TWINBILL FROM DUCKS

Bell’s big day keys Lancaster’s two victories over Long Island

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 18, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers in both games of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday, falling in game one 3-2 in 10 innings and 4-1 in game two.

GAME ONE AUDIO: Mike Blanke's game tying two-run homer

GAME TWO AUDIO: Blanke's run-scoring groundout


POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Ruben Gotay talk about the doubleheader

The Barnstormers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning of the opener against Ducks starter Bobby Blevins on back-to-back RBI triples by K.C. Hobson and Sean Halton. It would remain 2-0 until the bottom of the seventh. After a walk by Dan Johnson ended the day for Barnstormers starter Terry Doyle, Mike Blanke tied the game with a two-run home run to left field off Cory Burns.

Neither side could plate the winning run until the 10th inning when Josh Bell hit a two-out solo homer to left-center. Long Island put the tying and winning runs in scoring position in the bottom of the frame but could not plate them.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Blevins threw six innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out eight. Doyle lasted six and one-third innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Pete Andrelczyk (3-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief despite allowing four hits and one walk while striking out two. Amalio Diaz (4-2) suffered the loss, giving up the winning run and striking out three in one inning of relief.

Ruben Gotay led the Flock with three hits, while Blake Tekotte added two.

Lancaster scored first as well in game two on a two-out RBI single by Bell in the first inning off Ducks starter Darin Downs. Long Island responded in the second inning on Blanke’s RBI groundout to third off Barnstormers starter Kelvin De La Cruz.

The Barnstormers would retake the lead in the sixth on Bell’s RBI single to left and a sac fly to right off the bat of Halton. Another run in the seventh on a wild pitch with Downs that plated Mike McDade extended the advantage to 4-1.

De La Cruz (4-6) earned the win, allowing just one run on two hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five. Downs (4-4) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits over six and two-thirds innings with seven strikeouts. Ryan Dennick picked up his first save of the year by recording the final four outs of the game.

Cody Puckett led the Flock with two hits at the plate.

The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their four-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). Celebrate Father’s Day at the ballpark with a pair of packages that include a pre-game barbecue and catch on the field. For more information, please CLICK HERE. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday at the ballpark! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

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 online via the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available 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)

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For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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Game Date: 06/18/2016 (GAME ONE)
Lancaster Barnstormers  3 AT Long Island Ducks  2 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Halton, S RF        4  0  2  1  .264  Lentini, F DH       5  0  0  0  .338
Ahrens, K SS        5  0  1  0  .305  Cleary Jr., D CF    5  0  1  0  .281
Gindl, C CF         4  0  0  0  .317  Gotay, R 2B         5  0  3  0  .306
Whitaker, J LF      4  0  1  0  .285  Johnson, D 1B       1  1  0  0  .225
Bell, J 3B          4  1  1  1  .257  Blanke, M C         4  1  1  2  .252
Cutler, C C         5  0  0  0  .285  Tekotte, B RF       4  0  2  0  .229
McDade, M DH        4  0  0  0  .274  Wessinger, M 3B     3  0  1  0  .211
Zawadzki, L 2B      4  1  1  0  .260  Vega, A LF          4  0  1  0  .288
Hobson, K 1B        3  1  2  1  .292  Hughes, C SS        4  0  1  0  .250
                   37  3  8  3                           35  2 10  2

Lancaster            0 0 2   0 0 0   0 0 0   1 -  3  8  1
L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   2 0 0   0 -  2 10  0
2B--Whitaker, J LF (18), Tekotte, B RF (14). 3B--Halton, S RF (4), Hobson,
K 1B (1). HR--Bell, J 3B (7), Blanke, M C (5). RBI--Halton, S RF (14),
Bell, J 3B (33), Hobson, K 1B (4), TOTALS  3 (0), Blanke, M C  2 (23),
TOTALS  2 (0). SH--Wessinger, M 3B (0). SB--Cleary Jr., D CF (8).
E--Cutler, C C (2). 
LOB--Lancaster 9, L Island 7. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - C. Hughes(SS) - D.
Johnson(1B), K. Hobson(1B) - C. Cutler(C), K. Ahrens(SS) - K. Hobson(1B),
L. Zawadzki(2B) - K. Ahrens(SS) - K. Hobson(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
Doyle, T                        6.1   4   1   1   1   4   0    3.97
Burns, C                        0.2   2   1   1   0   2   1    3.09
Reynolds, M                     1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.80
Andrelczyk, P (W,3-0)           2.0   4   0   0   1   2   0    1.29
                               10    10   2   2   2   9   1
 L Island
Blevins, B                      6.0   4   2   2   3   8   0    6.02
Richardson, D                   1.0   2   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
Coffey, T                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.00
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    2.11
Diaz, A (L,4-2)                 1.0   1   1   1   0   3   1    2.82
                               10     8   3   3   5  15   1
SO--Halton, S, Ahrens, K 2, Gindl, C, Whitaker, J 2, Bell, J 3, Cutler, C
3, McDade, M, Zawadzki, L 2, Lentini, F, Cleary Jr., D, Tekotte, B,
Wessinger, M, Vega, A 2, Hughes, C 3. BB--Halton, S, Gindl, C, Whitaker, J,
Bell, J, Hobson, K, Johnson, D 2. BF--Doyle, T 22 (205), Burns, C 4 (97),
Reynolds, M 3 (76), Andrelczyk, P 10 (82), Blevins, B 25 (221), Richardson,
D 5 (5), Coffey, T 3 (70), De La Rosa, E 5 (92), Diaz, A 4 (85).
P-S--Doyle, T 82-54, Burns, C 18-11, Reynolds, M 8-7, Andrelczyk, P 37-22,
Blevins, B 102-65, Richardson, D 17-10, Coffey, T 18-12, De La Rosa, E
19-10, Diaz, A 19-12. 
T--3:08.  A--4678

Weather: 
Plate Umpire - John Libone, Field Umpire #1 - David Speranza, Field Umpire #2 - Richard Katz


Game Date: 06/18/2016 (GAME TWO)
Lancaster Barnstormers  4 AT Long Island Ducks  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Gindl, C CF         4  1  1  0  .315  Lentini, F RF       3  0  0  0  .333
Ahrens, K SS        3  2  1  0  .305  Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  0  0  .269
Whitaker, J LF      4  0  0  0  .279  Gotay, R 2B         4  0  1  0  .304
Bell, J DH          4  0  2  2  .262  Johnson, D 1B       4  0  0  0  .219
Halton, S RF        3  0  1  1  .265  Puckett, C 3B       4  1  2  0  .296
Hobson, K 1B        4  0  0  0  .269  Dowd, M C           3  0  1  0  .285
McDade, M C         4  1  1  0  .273  Blanke, M DH        3  0  0  1  .246
Zawadzki, L 3B      4  0  1  0  .259  Wessinger, M SS     2  0  0  0  .206
Jackson, J 2B       2  0  0  0  .222   Tekotte, B PH      1  0  0  0  .227
                                       Hughes, C SS       0  0  0  0  .250
                                      Vega, A LF          1  0  0  0  .286
                   32  4  7  3                           29  1  4  1

Lancaster            1 0 0   0 0 2   1 0 0 -  4  7  0
L Island             0 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  4  1
2B--Gindl, C CF (16), Halton, S RF (7), Dowd, M C (4). RBI--Bell, J DH  2
(35), Halton, S RF (15), TOTALS  3 (0), Blanke, M DH (24), TOTALS (0).
HP--Ahrens, K SS (2), Lentini, F RF (1). SF--Halton, S RF (2). SH--Jackson,
J 2B (0). SB--Ahrens, K SS (5), Whitaker, J LF (5), Vega, A LF (10).
E--Puckett, C 3B (9). 
LOB--Lancaster 4, L Island 4. DP--J. Jackson(2B) - K. Ahrens(SS) - K.
Hobson(1B), J. Jackson(2B) - K. Ahrens(SS) - K. Hobson(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
De La Cruz, K (W,4-6)           6.0   2   1   1   1   5   0    4.80
Munson, K                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    4.15
Wall, J                         0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0    4.60
Dennick, R (S,1)                1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0    4.32
                                9     4   1   1   2   5   0
 L Island
Downs, D (L,4-4)                6.2   7   4   4   0   7   0    4.50
Struck, N                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.80
DeJiulio Jr., F                 1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.10
                                9     7   4   4   0   9   0
WP--De La Cruz, K (1), Downs, D 2 (5). HB--Wall, J (2), Downs, D (4).
SO--Gindl, C, Whitaker, J, Bell, J, Halton, S, Hobson, K, McDade, M,
Zawadzki, L 3, Lentini, F, Cleary Jr., D, Gotay, R, Johnson, D, Blanke, M.
BB--Vega, A 2. BF--De La Cruz, K 21 (21), Munson, K 3 (18), Wall, J 4 (75),
Dennick, R 4 (73), Downs, D 28 (277), Struck, N (63), DeJiulio Jr., F 3
(48), Crider, P 3 (64). P-S--De La Cruz, K 80-52, Munson, K 11-6, Wall, J
16-6, Dennick, R 15-11, Downs, D 108-66, Struck, N 2-1, DeJiulio Jr., F
10-8, Crider, P 10-6. 
T--2:35.  A--7036

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