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KERN'S GEM FRIES 'FISH

Puckett drives in game-winning run

(Bridgeport, Conn., June 24, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 1-0 on Friday night in the second of a four-game series at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the victory

Cody Puckett’s RBI single in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in a pitchers’ duel. Long Island starter Bruce Kern (1-1) struck out eight over seven and one-third innings, yielding four hits. Jonathan Albaladejo (5-3) took the hard luck loss, surrendering one run on five hits with six strikeouts over six and one-third innings. In the ninth, Todd Coffey earned his 10th save.

Delta Cleary Jr. led the Ducks with two hits. Fehlandt Lentini and Blake Tekotte each added a double.

The Ducks and Bluefish continue their four-game set on Saturday. Game time is slated for 6:12 p.m. from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming audio will also be available online by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Jack Snodgrass (5-5, 3.63 ERA) goes for the Ducks against Bluefish lefty Mike Antonini (3-6, 2.86 ERA).

Long Island returns home on Monday, June 27 to open a four-game set against the Revolution. 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 the 10th Annual Health Night at the ballpark, presented by Northwell Health, and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative T-Shirts. In addition, it's the first LaVida Massage Monday of the season! Free massages will be available on the concourse, and one lucky fan will go home with a special massage package, courtesy of LaVida Massage of Smithtown, the official massage therapy and skin care center of the Ducks. 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.

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: 06/24/2016
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Bridgeport Bluefish  0

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  0  1  0  .270  Hernandez, L SS     3  0  0  0  .266
Lentini, F DH       3  1  1  0  .335  Chavez, E CF        4  0  0  0  .295
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  1  1  .268  Dotel, W RF         4  0  2  0  .354
Johnson, D 1B       3  0  0  0  .213  Cuevas, J 1B        4  0  1  0  .317
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  2  0  .289  Nina, A DH          3  0  0  0  .000
Blanke, M C         3  0  0  0  .236  Vitters, J 3B       3  0  1  0  .233
Tekotte, B RF       3  0  1  0  .222  Nunez, L 2B         2  0  0  0  .265
Wessinger, M 2B     2  0  0  0  .212  Perez, R C          3  0  0  0  .261
Hughes, C SS        4  0  0  0  .133  Chambers, A LF      3  0  0  0  .130
                   30  1  6  1                           29  0  4  0

L Island             0 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  6  1
Bridgeport           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  4  0
2B--Lentini, F DH (16), Tekotte, B RF (15). RBI--Puckett, C 3B (30), TOTALS
(0). SH--Lentini, F DH (0), Nunez, L 2B (0). SB--Cleary Jr., D CF (9).
E--Hughes, C SS (1). 
LOB--L Island 8, Bridgeport 4. DP--J. Cuevas(1B) - L. Hernandez(SS), J.
Cuevas(1B), M. Wessinger(2B) - C. Hughes(SS) - D. Johnson(1B), M.
Wessinger(2B) - C. Hughes(SS) - D. Johnson(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Kern, B (W,1-1)                 7.1   4   0   0   0   8   0    1.88
Crider, P                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.02
Coffey, T (S,10)                1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    2.29
                                9     4   0   0   1   9   0
 Bridgeport
Albaladejo, J (L,5-3)           6.1   5   1   1   0   6   0    5.03
Demny, P                        0.2   0   0   0   2   1   0    1.00
Veras, J                        1.0   1   0   0   1   0   0    0.00
Hively, R                       1.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    6.38
                                9     6   1   1   5   7   0
WP--Kern, B (5). PB--Perez, R. SO--Vega, A 2, Blanke, M, Tekotte, B,
Wessinger, M, Hughes, C 2, Dotel, W 2, Cuevas, J, Nina, A 3, Vitters, J,
Chambers, A 2. BB--Johnson, D, Blanke, M, Tekotte, B, Wessinger, M 2,
Hernandez, L. BF--Kern, B 25 (164), Crider, P 2 (68), Coffey, T 4 (79),
Albaladejo, J 23 (300), Demny, P 4 (40), Veras, J 5 (5), Hively, R 4 (225).
P-S--Kern, B 87-62, Crider, P 8-4, Coffey, T 14-9, Albaladejo, J 96-67,
Demny, P 21-13, Veras, J 15-6, Hively, R 15-6. 
T--2:37.  A--2562

Weather: Partly Cloudy _ Warm
Plate Umpire - Richard Katz, Field Umpire #1 - Karl Best, Field Umpire #3 - John Libone

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