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Seven Ducks relievers combine for six-hit shutout

(Central Islip, N.Y., July 30, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the Sugar Land Skeeters 2-0 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the shutout victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Todd Coffey and Anthony Vega talk about the win

The only runs of the ballgame came in the bottom of the fifth inning. Following a walk to Mike Blanke and a single by Anthony Vega, Delta Cleary Jr. put the Ducks ahead with a two-run single to center field.

Seven Ducks pitchers combined for the shutout and allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters. Eury De La Rosa started the game and threw three scoreless innings, giving up just one hit with three strikeouts. Scott Shuman (3-3) collected the win with a scoreless fifth inning, walking one while striking out one. Skeeters starter Sean Gallagher (7-5) suffered the loss, yielding two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings. Todd Coffey earned his 17th save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Vega and Ruben Gotay each had two hits to lead the Ducks offensively.

The Ducks and Skeeters wrap up their four-game set on Sunday evening. Game time is slated for 5:05 p.m. with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 4:05 (3:50 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Striped Logo T-Shirts, courtesy of the Tri-State Buick and GMC Dealers of Long Island. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Bobby Blevins gets the ball for the Ducks against Skeeters southpaw Aaron Thompson.

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 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)

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Game Date: 07/30/2016
Sugar Land Skeeters  0 AT Long Island Ducks  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Prince, J 2B        4  0  0  0  .254  Vega, A LF          4  1  2  0  .267
Tosoni, R CF        4  0  2  0  .309  Lentini, F RF       4  0  0  0  .314
Hague, R 3B         4  0  1  0  .307  Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  1  2  .328
Young, D 1B         4  0  2  0  .274  Puckett, C 3B       4  0  0  0  .284
Barfield, J RF      4  0  0  0  .301  Lyons, D SS         4  0  0  0  .293
Dominguez, J LF     4  0  0  0  .256  Burroughs, S DH     4  0  0  0  .276
Rodriguez, W DH     2  0  1  0  .257  Gotay, R 2B         2  0  2  0  .300
Weems, B SS         3  0  0  0  .244  Dowd, M C           3  0  1  0  .308
Cordero, A C        3  0  0  0  .221  Blanke, M 1B        2  1  0  0  .257
                   32  0  6  0                           31  2  6  2

Sugar Land           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  6  1
L Island             0 0 0   0 2 0   0 0 x -  2  6  1
2B--Tosoni, R CF (11), Rodriguez, W DH (8). RBI--Cleary Jr., D CF  2 (30),
TOTALS  2 (0). E--Hague, R 3B (19), Cleary Jr., D CF  2 (1). 
LOB--Sugar Land 6, L Island 7. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - M.
Blanke(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Sugar Land
Gallagher, S (L,7-5)            6.0   6   2   2   2   5   0    3.50
Weinhardt, R                    1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.92
Velasquez, J                    1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.90
                                8     6   2   2   2   6   0
 L Island
De La Rosa, E                   3.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    2.68
Burawa, D                       1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    1.50
Shuman, S (W,3-3)               1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    3.15
Crider, P                       1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    0.67
Lomangino, J                    1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.08
Hansen, K                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    4.50
Coffey, T (S,17)                1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    3.23
                                9     6   0   0   1  10   0
WP--Burawa, D (1), Shuman, S (1). SO--Prince, J 2, Hague, R 3, Barfield, J
2, Dominguez, J 3, Vega, A, Lentini, F, Cleary Jr., D, Puckett, C, Lyons,
D, Blanke, M. BB--Rodriguez, W, Gotay, R, Blanke, M. BF--Gallagher, S 27
(481), Weinhardt, R 3 (161), Velasquez, J 3 (181), De La Rosa, E 10 (152),
Burawa, D 4 (23), Shuman, S 4 (21), Crider, P 5 (106), Lomangino, J 4 (78),
Hansen, K 3 (17), Coffey, T 3 (132). P-S--Gallagher, S 111-74, Weinhardt, R
12-8, Velasquez, J 10-5, De La Rosa, E 37-25, Burawa, D 13-8, Shuman, S
17-9, Crider, P 17-11, Lomangino, J 13-9, Hansen, K 12-8, Coffey, T 5-4. 
T--2:32.  A--6728
1:01 rain delay prior to first pitch
 
Plate Umpire - Silvio Martinez Jr., Field Umpire #1 - Joe Iglio, Field Umpire #2 - Kris Engstrand