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DUCKS SPLIT TWINBILL WITH LANCASTER

Ducks squander lead in game one, storm back in game two

(Lancaster, Pa., July 5, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks split a single admission doubleheader with the Lancaster Barnstormers on Tuesday, falling 3-2 in game one and winning game two 7-2.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from game one

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from game two


Long Island opened the scoring in the third inning on Anthony Vega’s sacrifice fly. Lancaster took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double by Kevin Ahrens and a sacrifice fly from Caleb Gindl.

In the fourth, Dan Lyons’ RBI single and Mike Dowd’s RBI fielder’s choice put the Ducks in front 3-2. Lancaster rallied in the seventh against Ducks closer Todd Coffey. The Barnstormers tied the game on Mike McDade’s sacrifice fly and won on Kevin Ahrens’ walk-off RBI single.

Neither starter factored in the decision. Bobby Blevins allowed two runs on four hits and a walk, adding one strikeout in five innings. Lancaster starter Kelvin De La Cruz tossed six innings of seven-hit ball allowing three runs (two earned) with two strikeouts and a walk. Pete Andrelczyk (4-0) collected the win, pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Coffey (1-3) took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

Lyons and Cody Puckett led the Ducks with two hits apiece.

In the second game, the Ducks scored four runs in the opening inning. Fehlandt Lentini’s RBI double, Delta Cleary Jr.’s sacrifice fly, and Mark Minicozzi’s two-run home run did the damage. Lancaster scored a run in the bottom of the inning on Josh Bell’s RBI single, and then cut the deficit to 4-2 in the second on Jeff Kobernus’ run-scoring single.

Long Island added two more runs in the third inning on Lyons’ RBI double and Dowd’s RBI single. Mike Blanke’s sacrifice fly in the fifth extended the Ducks lead to 7-2.

Jack Snodgrass (6-6) struck out five over six innings, yielding two runs (one earned) on eight hits en route to the victory. Ryan Dennick (3-3) took the loss, giving up six runs (three earned) on five hits in two and one-third innings. He struck out one and walked one.

Minicozzi, Lentini, and Dowd each collected two hits, while Lyons scored two runs.

The Ducks continue their road trip with a four-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs starting on Thursday. Game time from Regency Furniture Stadium is set for 7:05 p.m. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island returns home on Friday, July 15 to start a three-game series with the Somerset Patriots. 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). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Aluminum Water Bottles, courtesy of Fairfield Properties. It’s also a Fowl Pole Friday and an OK Petroleum Friday, and the Ducks will be running their Friday night Pizza Hut K-Man promotion. 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.

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: 07/05/2016
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  4 (GAME ONE)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          3  0  0  1  .282  Gailen, B RF        2  1  0  0  .191
Lentini, F RF       4  0  0  0  .316  Ahrens, K SS        4  0  2  2  .301
Cleary Jr., D CF    3  1  1  0  .283  Gindl, C CF         2  0  1  1  .309
Puckett, C 2B       3  0  2  0  .295  Bell, J 3B          3  0  0  0  .272
Lyons, D SS         3  1  2  1  .325  Jacobs, M DH        3  0  0  0  .315
Minicozzi, M 1B     3  0  0  0  .000  Halton, S LF        2  1  1  0  .285
Dowd, M DH          3  0  0  1  .298  Zawadzki, L 2B      3  1  1  0  .253
Blanke, M C         2  1  1  0  .235  McDade, M C         2  0  0  1  .252
Wessinger, M 3B     1  0  1  0  .211  Hobson, K 1B        3  1  1  0  .262
                   25  3  7  3                           24  4  6  4

L Island             0 0 1   2 0 0   0 -  3  7  0
Lancaster            0 0 2   0 0 0   2 -  4  6  1
2B--Ahrens, K SS (16), Halton, S LF (13), Hobson, K 1B (3). RBI--Vega, A LF
(31), Lyons, D SS (27), Dowd, M DH (23), TOTALS  3 (0), Ahrens, K SS  2
(43), Gindl, C CF (37), McDade, M C (21), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Halton, S LF
(6). SF--Vega, A LF (2), Gindl, C CF (6), McDade, M C (2). SH--Wessinger, M
3B (0). SB--Cleary Jr., D CF (12). CS--Vega, A LF (5). E--Bell, J 3B (9). 
LOB--L Island 5, Lancaster 5. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Blevins, B                      5.0   4   2   2   1   1   0    5.74
De La Rosa, E                   1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.63
Coffey, T (L,1-3)               0.2   2   2   2   1   0   0    3.57
                              6.2     6   4   4   2   2   0
 Lancaster
De La Cruz, K                   6.0   7   3   2   1   2   0    4.65
Andrelczyk, P (W,4-0)           1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    1.27
                                7     7   3   2   2   4   0
HB--Coffey, T (2). SO--Vega, A, Lentini, F, Minicozzi, M, Blanke, M,
Jacobs, M 2. BB--Blanke, M, Wessinger, M, Gailen, B 2. BF--Blevins, B 20
(258), De La Rosa, E 3 (116), Coffey, T 6 (98), De La Cruz, K 25 (95),
Andrelczyk, P 4 (112). P-S--Blevins, B 70-45, De La Rosa, E 13-10, Coffey,
T 19-10, De La Cruz, K 86-62, Andrelczyk, P 16-9. 
T--2:13.  


Game Date: 07/05/2016
Long Island Ducks  7 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  2 (GAME TWO)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  1  1  0  .281  Kobernus, J 2B      4  1  3  1  .293
Lentini, F RF       4  1  2  1  .318  Ahrens, K SS        3  0  0  0  .298
Cleary Jr., D CF    2  1  1  1  .286  Gindl, C CF         3  0  0  0  .306
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  0  0  .290  Bell, J 3B          3  0  2  0  .277
Lyons, D SS         4  2  2  1  .328  Jacobs, M DH        3  0  0  0  .298
Minicozzi, M 1B     4  2  2  2  .286  Halton, S LF        3  1  1  0  .286
Dowd, M C           3  0  2  1  .305  McDade, M 1B        3  0  1  0  .253
Blanke, M DH        2  0  0  1  .233  Gailen, B RF        2  0  1  0  .204
Hughes, C 2B        3  0  0  0  .120  Cutler, C C         3  0  0  0  .263
                   30  7 10  7                           27  2  8  1

L Island             4 0 2   0 1 0   0 -  7 10  1
Lancaster            1 1 0   0 0 0   0 -  2  8  1
2B--Lentini, F RF 2 (22), Lyons, D SS (18), Dowd, M C (5). HR--Minicozzi, M
1B (1). RBI--Lentini, F RF 2 (37), Cleary Jr., D CF (12), Lyons, D SS (28),
Minicozzi, M 1B  2 (2), Dowd, M C (24), Blanke, M DH (26), TOTALS  7 (0),
Kobernus, J 2B (20), TOTALS (0). SF--Cleary Jr., D CF (2), Blanke, M DH
(4). E--Vega, A LF (1), Kobernus, J 2B (5). 
LOB--L Island 5, Lancaster 5. DP--M. Minicozzi(1B), D. Lyons(SS) - M.
Minicozzi(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Snodgrass, J (W,6-6)            6.0   8   2   1   0   5   0    3.79
Richardson, D                   1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    0.00
                                7     8   2   1   1   7   0
 Lancaster
Dennick, R (L,3-3)              2.1   5   6   3   1   1   1    5.09
Hively, R                       1.2   3   0   0   0   2   0    1.80
Gracey, S                       1.0   2   1   1   0   1   0    3.72
Smith, G                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0   11.25
Jackson, J                      1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    6.75
                                7    10   7   4   1   4   1
WP--Dennick, R (2), Hively, R (2). SO--Blanke, M, Hughes, C 3, Kobernus, J,
Ahrens, K, Gindl, C, Jacobs, M, McDade, M, Gailen, B, Cutler, C. BB--Cleary
Jr., D, Gailen, B. BF--Snodgrass, J 24 (346), Richardson, D 4 (19),
Dennick, R 14 (106), Hively, R 8 (23), Gracey, S 5 (137), Smith, G 3 (23),
Jackson, J 3 (65). P-S--Snodgrass, J 84-59, Richardson, D 18-11, Dennick, R
42-28, Hively, R 35-25, Gracey, S 13-8, Smith, G 8-5, Jackson, J 7-6. 
T--2:12.  A--2128