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GOTAY, BLACKMAR BOOST DUCKS IN ROAD TRIP FINALE

Long Island wins three of four in Bridgeport

(Bridgeport, Conn., June 26, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the win

Ruben Gotay’s solo home run in the top of the seventh inning erased a scoreless tie, giving the Ducks a 1-0 lead. Gotay added two more RBIs in the ninth with a double. Anthony Vega’s RBI single, to make it 4-0, rounded out the scoring for the Ducks.

Mark Blackmar (5-2) struck out seven over seven innings, yielding four hits in the win. Bridgeport’s Blake Beavan (3-2) took the loss, allowing one run on six hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Delta Cleary Jr., Cody Puckett, and Dan Johnson each had two hits. Relievers Eury De La Rosa and Frank DeJiulio Jr. each pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout.

Long Island returns home on Monday, June 27 to open a four-game set against the York 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. 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.

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: 06/26/2016
Long Island Ducks  4 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  1  .285  Chambers, A LF      1  0  0  0  .107
Lentini, F RF       5  0  0  0  .326   Giansanti, A LF    3  0  0  0  .217
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  2  0  .301  Chavez, E CF        4  0  2  0  .302
Puckett, C 3B       4  1  2  0  .272  Dotel, W RF         4  0  1  0  .337
Johnson, D 1B       4  1  2  0  .219  Cuevas, J 1B        3  0  0  0  .308
Gotay, R 2B         4  2  2  3  .291   Nunez, L 1B        1  0  0  0  .255
Dowd, M C           3  0  0  0  .272  Rodriguez, L 2B     3  0  0  0  .269
Tekotte, B DH       2  0  1  0  .225  Galvez, J DH        3  0  0  0  .343
 Ford, L PH         2  0  1  0  .340  Vitters, J 3B       3  0  0  0  .226
 Wessinger, M PR    0  0  0  0  .207  Perez, R C          3  0  0  0  .255
Hughes, C SS        3  0  0  0  .105  Nina, A SS          3  0  1  0  .143
                   35  4 11  4                           31  0  4  0

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   1 0 3 -  4 11  0
Bridgeport           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  4  1
2B--Puckett, C 3B (11), Gotay, R 2B (8), Nina, A SS (1). HR--Gotay, R 2B
(4). RBI--Vega, A LF (28), Gotay, R 2B  3 (20), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Dowd, M
C (6). SH--Hughes, C SS (0). CS--Vega, A LF (4). E--Cuevas, J 1B (6). 
LOB--L Island 7, Bridgeport 4. DP--L. Rodriguez(2B) - J. Vitters(3B) - L.
Nunez(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Blackmar, M (W,5-2)             7.0   4   0   0   0   7   0    2.49
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.85
DeJiulio Jr., F                 1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
                                9     4   0   0   0   9   0
 Bridgeport
Beavan, B (L,3-2)               6.0   6   1   1   1   6   1    4.30
Moran, B                        1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.28
Veras, J                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
Hively, R                       1.0   5   3   3   0   2   0    6.80
                                9    11   4   4   1  10   1
HB--Beavan, B (1). SO--Vega, A 3, Lentini, F, Puckett, C, Dowd, M, Tekotte,
B, Hughes, C 3, Chambers, A, Giansanti, A, Dotel, W 3, Cuevas, J 2, Galvez,
J, Vitters, J. BB--Vega, A. BF--Blackmar, M 25 (297), De La Rosa, E 3
(101), DeJiulio Jr., F 3 (53), Beavan, B 25 (161), Moran, B 3 (105), Veras,
J 2 (7), Hively, R 8 (233). P-S--Blackmar, M 74-55, De La Rosa, E 14-10,
DeJiulio Jr., F 14-9, Beavan, B 93-62, Moran, B 11-9, Veras, J 4-4, Hively,
R 30-24. 
T--2:34.  A--3299

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

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