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DUCKS BLANKED BY BEES IN SERIES FINALE

Long Island continues road trip on Friday in Texas

(New Britain, Conn., Aug. 18, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 7-0 on Thursday night in the finale of a four-game series at New Britain Stadium.

A throwing error on a potential inning-ending double play in the second allowed Michael Crouse to score and gave the Bees a 1-0 lead. Crouse's RBI double and Jon Griffin's run-scoring groundout in the fourth extended New Britain's lead to three.

New Britain would plate another run in the fifth on Jovan Rosa’s RBI single. Three more runs rounded out the scoring in the eighth courtesy of RBI singles by Jonathan Roof and Jon Dziomba and a throwing error that scored Roof.

Mike Lee (5-5) earned the win with six shutout innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out five. Chris McCoy (1-2) took the loss, yielding four runs (three earned) on seven hits in six innings, walking one while striking out three.

Anthony Vega, Ruben Gotay and Tyler Colvin each had two hits to lead the Flock.

The Ducks continue their road trip on Friday night when they open a three-game series in Texas against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Game time is slated for 8:05 p.m. EDT at Constellation Field. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming audio will also be available online by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Daniel Herrera gets the start for the Ducks against Skeeters southpaw Roy Merritt.

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: 08/18/2016
Long Island Ducks  0 AT New Britain Bees  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  0  2  0  .262  Skelton, J C        3  0  0  0  .268
Lentini, F 3B,RF    3  0  0  0  .324  Golson, G LF        4  1  2  0  .292
Cleary Jr., D CF    3  0  0  0  .325  Rosa, J 3B          4  0  1  1  .301
Puckett, C 3B       3  0  0  0  .282  Maddox, C DH        4  0  0  0  .300
 Scura, C RF        0  0  0  0  .077  Garner, C RF        4  2  3  0  .346
Gotay, R 2B         4  0  2  0  .294  Crouse, M CF        4  3  3  1  .282
Blanke, M C         4  0  0  0  .260  Roof, J SS          4  1  2  1  .249
Colvin, T DH        3  0  2  0  .190  Griffin, J 1B       4  0  0  1  .270
Kourie, J 1B        4  0  0  0  .000  Dziomba, J 2B       4  0  1  1  .210
Wessinger, M SS     4  0  1  0  .196       
                   32  0  7  0                           35  7 12  5

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  7  2
N Britain            0 1 0   2 1 0   0 3 x -  7 12  0
2B--Wessinger, M SS (11), Golson, G LF (14), Garner, C RF (2), Crouse, M CF
(18). RBI--Rosa, J 3B (51), Crouse, M CF (50), Roof, J SS (35), Griffin, J
1B (51), Dziomba, J 2B (4), TOTALS  5 (0). HP--Golson, G LF (5). E--Gotay,
R 2B (11), Kourie, J 1B (1). 
LOB--L Island 9, N Britain 7. DP--C. Garner(RF) - J. Roof(SS), M.
Wessinger(SS) - J. Kourie(1B), R. Gotay(2B) - M. Wessinger(SS) - J.
Kourie(1B), J. Dziomba(2B) - J. Roof(SS) - J. Griffin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
McCoy, C (L,1-2)                6.0   7   4   3   1   3   0    7.84
Mincone, J                      1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0   18.90
Burawa, D                       0.1   4   3   2   0   1   0    6.10
Hansen, K                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    8.38
                                8    12   7   5   2   5   0
 N Britain
Lee, M (W,5-5)                  6.0   4   0   0   2   5   0    5.17
Fornataro, E                    2.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    5.40
Kuzia, J                        1.0   1   0   0   2   1   0    5.63
                                9     7   0   0   4   6   0
HB--McCoy, C (1). SO--Puckett, C, Blanke, M 2, Kourie, J 3, Skelton, J,
Golson, G, Griffin, J 2, Dziomba, J. BB--Lentini, F, Cleary Jr., D, Scura,
C, Colvin, T, Skelton, J 2. BF--McCoy, C 26 (50), Mincone, J 5 (19),
Burawa, D 5 (44), Hansen, K 2 (42), Lee, M 22 (59), Fornataro, E 8 (113),
Kuzia, J 6 (27). P-S--McCoy, C 97-53, Mincone, J 17-9, Burawa, D 23-15,
Hansen, K 4-3, Lee, M 105-58, Fornataro, E 25-17, Kuzia, J 29-15. 
T--2:53.  A--4657
 
Plate Umpire - Carl Best, Field Umpire #1 - Don Gollar, Field Umpire #2 - John Grasso

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