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Long Island leaves 13 on base in series-opening defeat

(New Britain, Conn., Aug. 15, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 4-2 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at New Britain Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the road trip opener

New Britain opened the scoring with four runs in the second inning against ducks starter Mike Jackson Jr. Following an error, Michael Crouse hit a three-run home run to left field, and James Skelton connected for an RBI double.

Long Island closed to within two in the seventh inning against Bees reliever Brandon Fry. Two-out RBI singles by Delta Cleary Jr. and Dan Lyons cut the deficit to 4-2. The Ducks put the tying runs on base in the seventh and eighth, and brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but they could not pull even.

Daniel Sattler (1-1) earned the win, tossing six shutout innings, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out six. Jackson Jr. (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding four runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings. Shawn Gilblair collected his ninth save by recording the final four outs, giving up two hits.

Lyons and Mike Blanke each had two hits to pace the Flock.

The Ducks and Bees continue their four-game set on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. at New Britain Stadium. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Bobby Blevins takes the mound for the Ducks against Bees righty Nate Roe.

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, August 23 to open a three-game set against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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 2,000 fans in attendance will receive Good Times, Every Time Beach Balls, courtesy of Dunrite Pools. It's also a Two-Fer Tuesday, and fans purchasing tickets to the game online at LIDucks.com or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a special buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max four total tickets per transaction). It’s a Humana Senior Discount Tuesday as well, and senior citizens (65 or older with valid ID) will receive a 25% discount and a special gift package, courtesy of Humana, when purchasing a ticket to the game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (limited to the first 50 tickets purchased).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: 08/15/2016
Long Island Ducks  2 AT New Britain Bees  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  0  1  0  .260  Skelton, J C        4  0  1  1  .268
Lentini, F RF       5  0  1  0  .330  Golson, G LF        4  0  0  0  .285
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  1  1  1  .325  Rosa, J 3B          4  0  2  0  .299
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  1  0  .282  Maddox, C RF        4  1  1  0  .297
Lyons, D SS         5  0  2  1  .291  Garner, C DH        4  1  0  0  .200
Gotay, R 1B         3  0  0  0  .292  Crouse, M CF        3  1  2  3  .279
Colvin, T DH        4  0  1  0  .188  Roof, J SS          3  0  0  0  .244
Blanke, M C         4  0  2  0  .253  Griffin, J 1B       2  1  0  0  .273
Wessinger, M 2B     2  1  0  0  .198  Dziomba, J 2B       3  0  0  0  .000
                   35  2  9  2                           31  4  6  4

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   2 0 0 -  2  9  2
N Britain            0 4 0   0 0 0   0 0 x -  4  6  0
2B--Lyons, D SS (23), Skelton, J C (17). HR--Crouse, M CF (6). RBI--Cleary
Jr., D CF (38), Lyons, D SS (42), TOTALS  2 (0), Skelton, J C (31), Crouse,
M CF  3 (49), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Vega, A LF (8), Wessinger, M 2B (3).
SB--Wessinger, M 2B (5). E--Puckett, C 3B (13), Lyons, D SS (10). 
LOB--L Island 13, N Britain 4. DP--M. Wessinger(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - R.
Gotay(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Jackson Jr., M (L,0-1)          6.0   6   4   2   1   3   1    3.00
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.80
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.38
                                8     6   4   2   1   5   1
 N Britain
Sattler, D (W,1-1)              6.0   3   0   0   4   6   0    2.57
Fry, B                          0.2   1   2   2   1   1   0    4.99
Bryson, R                       1.0   3   0   0   0   2   0    1.00
Gilblair, S (S,9)               1.1   2   0   0   0   0   0    2.57
                                9     9   2   2   5   9   0
WP--Jackson Jr., M (1). HB--Sattler, D 2 (3). SO--Vega, A 2, Cleary Jr., D,
Puckett, C, Gotay, R 2, Colvin, T, Wessinger, M 2, Rosa, J, Garner, C 2,
Dziomba, J 2. BB--Cleary Jr., D, Puckett, C, Gotay, R 2, Wessinger, M,
Griffin, J. BF--Jackson Jr., M 26 (26), Crider, P 3 (137), Diaz, A 3 (160),
Sattler, D 26 (62), Fry, B 4 (181), Bryson, R 6 (36), Gilblair, S 6 (144).
P-S--Jackson Jr., M 80-57, Crider, P 5-4, Diaz, A 12-9, Sattler, D 98-57,
Fry, B 20-9, Bryson, R 27-19, Gilblair, S 12-10. 
T--2:37.  A--3056

Plate Umpire - John Grasso, Field Umpire #1 - Carl Best, Field Umpire #2 - Don Gollar