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SKEETERS SLUG WAY PAST DUCKS IN SERIES FINALE

Five-run fourth inning leads Sugar Land to win

(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

(Sugar Land, Texas, Aug. 21, 2016)
– The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 11-1 on Sunday night in the finale of a three-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Ruben Gotay picks up his sixth RBI of the series

Long Island took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Ruben Gotay’s two-out RBI single off Skeeters starter Michael Nix. Sugar Land tied the game in the bottom of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice from Wilfredo Rodriguez.

The Skeeters took the lead with five runs in the fourth inning, all scoring with two outs. A two-run triple by Johan Limonta, an RBI double from Alberto Cordero and a two-run home run to left field by Josh Prince did the damage. Three more runs in the sixth and two in the seventh rounded out the scoring. A two-single by Prince and an RBI double by Limonta highlighted the scoring.

Nix (1-0) earned the win with six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out six. Jackson Jr. (0-2) took the loss, surrendering nine runs on 12 hits and a walk in five and one-third innings with five strikeouts.

Cody Puckett led the Flock with two hits.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday to open a three-game set against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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). 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). Right-hander Bobby Blevins gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs righty Tim Sexton.

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.

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Game Date: 08/21/2016
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  11

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A CF,LF       4  0  0  0  .260  Prince, J SS        5  1  2  4  .253
Lentini, F RF       3  0  0  0  .322  Dominguez, J 2B     5  0  1  0  .255
 Kourie, J PH,RF    1  0  0  0  .000  Tosoni, R CF        4  0  0  0  .286
Cleary Jr., D CF    2  1  0  0  .319  Barfield, J RF      4  1  1  0  .301
 Scura, C LF,PH     1  0  0  0  .118  Scott, T 1B         4  2  2  0  .265
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  2  0  .279  Zawadzki, L 3B      4  2  2  0  .252
Gotay, R 2B         4  0  1  1  .296  Rodriguez, W DH     4  1  1  1  .280
Dowd, M C           4  0  0  0  .301  Limonta, J LF       4  2  3  3  .249
Colvin, T 1B        4  0  1  0  .194  Cordero, A C        4  2  3  2  .244
Blanke, M DH,P      2  0  0  0  .254       
Wessinger, M SS     3  0  1  0  .190       
                   32  1  5  1                           38 11 15 10

L Island             1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  5  2
Sugar Land           0 1 0   5 0 3   2 0 x - 11 15  1
2B--Scott, T 1B (13), Limonta, J LF (7), Cordero, A C 2 (6). 3B--Limonta, J
LF (2). HR--Prince, J SS (4). RBI--Gotay, R 2B (53), TOTALS (0), Prince, J
SS  4 (18), Rodriguez, W DH (24), Limonta, J LF  3 (17), Cordero, A C  2
(7), TOTALS 10 (0). HP--Blanke, M DH,P (4). E--Vega, A CF,LF (3),
Wessinger, M SS (10), Prince, J SS (11). 
LOB--L Island 6, Sugar Land 7. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - M. Wessinger(SS) - T.
Colvin(1B), T. Scott(1B) - J. Prince(SS) - M. Nix(P), M. Wessinger(SS) - T.
Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Jackson Jr., M (L,0-2)          5.1  12   9   9   1   5   1    8.74
Mincone, J                      1.0   3   2   2   1   0   0   18.69
Garcia, E                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.05
Blanke, M                       1.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    0.00
                                8    15  11  11   4   5   1
 Sugar Land
Nix, M (W,1-0)                  6.0   5   1   1   1   6   0    1.50
Johnston, A                     1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.81
Velasquez, J                    1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    5.21
Weinhardt, R                    1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.57
                                9     5   1   1   1  10   0
HB--Johnston, A (1). SO--Vega, A, Lentini, F 2, Scura, C, Puckett, C,
Gotay, R, Dowd, M, Colvin, T 2, Wessinger, M, Dominguez, J 2, Scott, T,
Zawadzki, L, Rodriguez, W. BB--Cleary Jr., D, Tosoni, R, Barfield, J,
Scott, T, Zawadzki, L. BF--Jackson Jr., M 28 (54), Mincone, J 7 (26),
Garcia, E 2 (29), Blanke, M 5 (5), Nix, M 24 (24), Johnston, A 4 (196),
Velasquez, J 3 (213), Weinhardt, R 3 (208). P-S--Jackson Jr., M 96-63,
Mincone, J 16-9, Garcia, E 7-4, Blanke, M 16-5, Nix, M 93-62, Johnston, A
14-10, Velasquez, J 16-9, Weinhardt, R 18-12. 
T--2:50.  A--3017

Weather: Cloudy, 85 Degrees
Plate Umpire - Eric Thompson, Field Umpire #1 - 1B Ryan Morehead, Field Umpire #2 - 3B Greg Oros

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