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BARNSTORMERS TOP DUCKS IN SLUGFEST

Teams combine for 24 runs, 36 hits, and six home runs

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 16-8 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from Fehlandt Lentini's four-hit night

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Lentini talk about the game

The Barnstormers were led at the plate by Josh Bell, who hit a solo home run in the third and a two-run blast in the fourth. He finished with three hits, four RBI and two runs. Mike McDade and K.C. Hobson each launched a two-run homer and collected three RBI apiece. Dean Wilson added three hits, two RBI and two runs as well.

The Ducks were paced offensively by Fehlandt Lentini, who clubbed a solo home run to left field in the third inning and a two-run blast to left in the sixth. He finished with four hits, coming just a triple shy of the cycle, and totaled four RBI and three runs. Mike Dowd also picked up four hits in the game and drove in a run, while Cody Puckett contributed with three hits, one RBI and one run.

Kelvin De La Cruz (9-9) picked up the win despite allowing six runs over five and two-thirds innings. He gave up 10 hits and two walks while striking out five. Chris McCoy (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout in two and one-third innings.

The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their three-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 Khaki Baseball Caps, courtesy of Lawn Doctor. 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. Following the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Nick Struck toes the rubber for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Bryan Evans.

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)

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: 08/13/2016
Lancaster Barnstormers  16 AT Long Island Ducks  8

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Gindl, C CF         5  0  1  1  .297  Vega, A CF,LF       5  2  1  0  .263
Gailen, B LF        3  2  1  2  .257  Lentini, F RF       5  3  4  4  .333
Hobson, K 1B        5  2  2  3  .306  Cleary Jr., D CF    2  0  1  1  .321
Bell, J 3B          5  2  3  4  .306   Scura, C LF        3  0  0  0  .100
Halton, S RF        3  1  1  0  .298  Puckett, C 3B       5  1  3  1  .285
 Robinson, T RF     1  1  0  0  .248  Lyons, D SS         4  1  2  0  .292
Jacobs, M DH        5  1  3  1  .239  Gotay, R 1B         5  0  0  0  .299
 Patterson, C PH    1  0  0  0  .161  Dowd, M C           5  0  4  1  .308
Ahrens, K SS        2  1  2  0  .275  Blanke, M DH        5  0  1  0  .253
 Kajimoto, Y 2B,PR  3  1  0  0  .258  Wessinger, M 2B     4  1  1  0  .203
McDade, M C         5  3  3  3  .274       
Wilson, D 2B,SS     6  2  3  2  .184       
                   44 16 19 16                           43  8 17  7

Lancaster            2 3 1   3 0 0   2 5 0 - 16 19  2
L Island             1 0 1   1 1 2   1 1 0 -  8 17  0
2B--Gindl, C CF (29), Wilson, D 2B,SS (2), Lentini, F RF (29), Lyons, D SS
(22). 3B--Jacobs, M DH (1). HR--Hobson, K 1B (11), Bell, J 3B 2 (14),
McDade, M C (13), Lentini, F RF 2 (9). RBI--Gindl, C CF (60), Gailen, B LF 
2 (9), Hobson, K 1B  3 (36), Bell, J 3B 2  4 (70), Jacobs, M DH (13),
McDade, M C  3 (44), Wilson, D 2B,SS  2 (4), TOTALS 16 (0), Lentini, F RF 2
 4 (60), Cleary Jr., D CF (37), Puckett, C 3B (60), Dowd, M C (34), TOTALS 
7 (0). HP--Hobson, K 1B  3 (3), McDade, M C  3 (2), Lyons, D SS (4).
SF--Gindl, C CF (7), Gailen, B LF (3). SB--Lyons, D SS (2). CS--Cleary Jr.,
D CF (7). E--McDade, M C  3 (7), Dennick, R P (1). 
LOB--Lancaster 11, L Island 11. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
De La Cruz, K (W,9-9)           5.2  10   6   6   2   5   2    4.42
Dennick, R                      1.1   2   1   0   0   0   0    3.96
Fujie, H                        1.0   3   1   1   0   3   0    3.29
Drozd, J                        1.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    5.87
                                9    17   8   7   2   8   2
 L Island
McCoy, C (L,1-1)                2.1   8   6   6   1   1   3   12.46
Herrera, D                      3.2   5   5   5   4   4   1    9.64
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.84
Hansen, K                       0.1   3   4   4   1   0   0    6.48
Lomangino, J                    0.2   3   1   1   0   1   0    3.91
Garcia, E                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
                                9    19  16  16   6   8   4
WP--De La Cruz, K (5). PB--McDade, M. HB--De La Cruz, K (5), Crider, P (4),
Garcia, E (1). SO--Gindl, C, Gailen, B, Halton, S, Robinson, T, Patterson,
C, Kajimoto, Y, McDade, M, Wilson, D, Vega, A 2, Scura, C, Lyons, D, Gotay,
R, Blanke, M 2, Wessinger, M. BB--Gailen, B 2, Bell, J, Halton, S,
Robinson, T, Kajimoto, Y, Vega, A, Wessinger, M. BF--De La Cruz, K 29
(245), Dennick, R 6 (163), Fujie, H 6 (54), Drozd, J 5 (36), McCoy, C 16
(24), Herrera, D 20 (23), Crider, P 4 (133), Hansen, K 5 (35), Lomangino, J
5 (105), Garcia, E 4 (15). P-S--De La Cruz, K 94-59, Dennick, R 14-13,
Fujie, H 20-14, Drozd, J 17-11, McCoy, C 60-33, Herrera, D 76-44, Crider, P
15-9, Hansen, K 24-11, Lomangino, J 17-11, Garcia, E 16-10. 
T--3:26.  A--6429

Plate Umpire - Warren Nicholson, Field Umpire #1 - Rich Maggio, Field Umpire #2 - JB Torres

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