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SIXTH-RUN SIXTH DOOMS FLOCK IN BRIDGEPORT

Bluefish erase early deficits to rally past Ducks

(Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 6, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 14-6 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the offensive showcase

Long Island opened up a 4-1 lead with two runs in the first inning and two in the second against Bluefish starter Blake Beaven. Anthony Vega’s solo homer on the game’s first pitch, a sacrifice fly from Cody Puckett and a two-run single by Fehlandt Lentini highlighted the scoring.

Bridgeport tied the game at four in the third with three two-out runs against Ducks starter Bobby Blevins. A two-run double by Welington Dotel, who later scored after a single from Jose Cuevas accounted for the scoring. The Ducks immediately jumped back in front 6-4 in the fourth on Mike Blanke’s leadoff solo homer and an RBI single by Puckett.

An RBI single by Luis Nunez in the bottom of the fourth closed the gap to one. The Bluefish then took the lead for good with a six-run sixth to go ahead 11-6. RBI singles by Nunez and Luis Hernandez, a two-run single by Endy Chavez and an RBI double from Cuevas did the damage. Three more runs in the eighth on Cuevas’ two-run double and Jose Gil’s RBI double rounded out the scoring.

Beaven did not factor into the decision but gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in three and one-third innings. John Church (1-0) got the win in relief, pitching a scoreless inning and allowing one hit while striking out one. Blevins (1-7) suffered the loss, yielding nine runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Lentini led the Flock with five hits on the night, while Puckett, Blanke and Matt Wessinger each added two.

The Ducks and Bluefish wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:12 p.m. from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander John Brownell toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bluefish righty Jonathan Albaladejo.

Long Island returns home on Monday, August 8 to open up a four-game series against the Patriots. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It will be a LaVida Massage Monday at the ballpark! Free massages will be available on the concourse during the game, and one lucky fan will also 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.

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 35 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: 08/06/2016
Long Island Ducks  6 AT Bridgeport Bluefish  14

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  1  1  1  .274  Hernandez, L SS     4  2  2  1  .295
Lentini, F RF       5  1  5  2  .318  Chavez, E CF        4  4  3  2  .325
Cleary Jr., D CF    3  0  0  0  .316  Dotel, W RF         3  2  1  3  .326
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  2  2  .279  Cuevas, J 3B        5  1  3  3  .285
Gotay, R 2B         3  0  1  0  .293  Burroughs, S 1B     4  1  1  0  .281
 Hughes, C 2B,PR    0  0  0  0  .094  Gil, J C            4  2  2  1  .329
Dowd, M C           5  0  0  0  .294  Vitters, J DH       4  1  0  0  .231
Colvin, T DH        5  1  1  0  .211  Nunez, L 2B         4  1  2  2  .233
Blanke, M 1B        4  1  2  1  .248  Giansanti, A LF     4  0  0  0  .236
Wessinger, M SS     4  2  2  0  .198       
                   37  6 14  6                           36 14 14 12

L Island             2 2 0   2 0 0   0 0 0 -  6 14  1
Bridgeport           1 0 3   1 0 6   0 3 x - 14 14  1
2B--Lentini, F RF (25), Blanke, M 1B (12), Dotel, W RF (13), Cuevas, J 3B 2
(22), Gil, J C (9). 3B--Chavez, E CF (2). HR--Vega, A LF (7), Blanke, M 1B
(8). RBI--Vega, A LF (37), Lentini, F RF  2 (51), Puckett, C 3B  2 (53),
Blanke, M 1B (37), TOTALS  6 (0), Hernandez, L SS (37), Chavez, E CF  2
(24), Dotel, W RF  3 (35), Cuevas, J 3B 2  3 (54), Gil, J C (16), Nunez, L
2B  2 (30), TOTALS 12 (0). HP--Gil, J C (2), Vitters, J DH (7).
SF--Puckett, C 3B (4), Dotel, W RF (3). SH--Cleary Jr., D CF (0).
CS--Lentini, F RF  2 (4). E--Dowd, M C (9), Gil, J C (3). 
LOB--L Island 10, Bridgeport 5. DP--L. Nunez(2B) - L. Hernandez(SS) - S.
Burroughs(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Blevins, B (L,1-7)              5.0   7   9   9   2   2   0    5.71
Burawa, D                       0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0    2.16
Crider, P                       0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0    0.94
Hansen, K                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.00
Lomangino, J                    1.0   4   3   3   1   1   0    3.26
                                8    14  14  14   4   5   0
 Bridgeport
Beavan, B                       3.1   8   6   6   2   1   2    4.17
Patterson, J                    1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    4.06
Demny, P                        0.2   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.20
Church, J (W,1-0)               1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Thompson, T                     1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.04
Carpenter, D                    1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    4.64
Veras, J                        1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    5.71
                                9    14   6   6   3  11   2
PB--Dowd, M, Gil, J. HB--Blevins, B 2 (6). SO--Vega, A 3, Puckett, C, Dowd,
M 2, Colvin, T 3, Wessinger, M 2, Cuevas, J, Burroughs, S 2, Vitters, J,
Giansanti, A. BB--Vega, A, Cleary Jr., D, Hughes, C, Hernandez, L, Chavez,
E, Dotel, W, Burroughs, S. BF--Blevins, B 26 (367), Burawa, D 2 (30),
Crider, P 5 (118), Hansen, K 3 (23), Lomangino, J 7 (88), Beavan, B 20
(336), Patterson, J 5 (364), Demny, P 3 (119), Church, J 3 (32), Thompson,
T 4 (135), Carpenter, D 4 (97), Veras, J 4 (73). P-S--Blevins, B 80-53,
Burawa, D 7-4, Crider, P 14-8, Hansen, K 18-13, Lomangino, J 22-14, Beavan,
B 58-40, Patterson, J 21-15, Demny, P 13-8, Church, J 13-7, Thompson, T
21-14, Carpenter, D 17-11, Veras, J 18-10. 
T--3:21.  A--3428
Rain delay of 51 mins, in B of 1st

Weather: Warm-Humid-Chance of Rain
Plate Umpire - Warren Nicholson, Field Umpire #1 - J.B. Torres, Field Umpire #3 - Freddy DeJesus

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