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BROWNELL TWIRLS GEM IN SERIES-OPENING WIN

Veteran right-hander earns ninth victory of the season

(Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 29, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 4-1 on Monday night in the opener of a five-game set at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the victory

Ducks starter John Brownell (9-6) turned in a quality start, allowing one run on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks over seven innings. Matt Wessinger’s run-scoring infield single gave Long Island a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Anthony Vega’s fifth-inning solo home run made it 2-0. In the seventh, Dan Lyons added a two-run double down the third base line.

Brownell’s lone mistake came in the seventh when Kevin Ahrens hit a solo home run to left-center field.

Joey Maher (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in six innings. Todd Coffey collected his 23rd save of the season, despite allowing two hits in the ninth.

Both Lyons and Wessinger collected two hits apiece, while Vega stole two bases.

The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their series on Tuesday with a single admission doubleheader composed of two seven-inning games. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. It’s the “Ducks Game of the Week” and 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. Southpaw Daniel Herrera takes the bump for the Ducks against Barnstormers right-hander Connor Root in game one, while game two features Ducks right-hander Freddie Cabrera against Lancaster righty Hitoshi Fujie.

Long Island returns home on Monday, September 5 to open a four-game set with the Bridgeport Bluefish. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m. in a special Labor Day matinee, with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). To celebrate Labor Day, the Ducks will be offering fans the opportunity to enjoy a "Labor Day Barbecue with the Ducks!" As part of this great package, fans will receive a 90-minute all-you-can-eat BBQ Picnic and a ticket to the game. This exclusive package will only be available by phone order or at the box office. Individual 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: 08/29/2016
Long Island Ducks  4 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A CF          4  1  1  1  .254  Gindl, C CF         5  0  0  0  .305
Lentini, F RF       5  0  0  0  .320  Robinson, T LF      4  0  0  0  .242
Cleary Jr., D DH    4  1  1  0  .321  Hobson, K 1B        3  0  0  0  .311
Lyons, D SS         4  0  2  2  .291  Bell, J 3B          2  0  2  0  .294
Gotay, R 1B,2B      4  0  0  0  .286  Halton, S RF        2  0  0  0  .293
Colvin, T 1B        2  1  1  0  .204   Gailen, B PH,RF    1  0  0  0  .275
 Hughes, C 2B       1  0  1  0  .116  Jacobs, M DH        4  0  1  0  .235
Blanke, M C         4  0  1  0  .253   Jackson, J PR      0  0  0  0  .250
Wessinger, M 3B     4  0  2  1  .198  Ahrens, K 2B        4  1  3  1  .286
Scura, C LF         3  1  0  0  .103  Wilson, D SS        3  0  0  0  .149
                                      Patterson, C C      3  0  0  0  .141
                                       McDade, M PH       1  0  0  0  .270
                   35  4  9  4                           32  1  6  1

L Island             0 1 0   0 1 0   2 0 0 -  4  9  1
Lancaster            0 0 0   0 0 0   1 0 0 -  1  6  0
2B--Lyons, D SS (24), Colvin, T 1B (9), Bell, J 3B (27), Ahrens, K 2B (25).
HR--Vega, A CF (8), Ahrens, K 2B (10). RBI--Vega, A CF (38), Lyons, D SS  2
(45), Wessinger, M 3B (20), TOTALS  4 (0), Ahrens, K 2B (57), TOTALS (0).
HP--Lyons, D SS (5). SH--Wilson, D SS (0). SB--Vega, A CF 2 (20).
E--Blanke, M C (8). 
LOB--L Island 9, Lancaster 9. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Brownell, J (W,9-6)             7.0   4   1   1   3   3   1    3.21
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    1.20
Coffey, T (S,23)                1.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    3.40
                                9     6   1   1   4   4   1
 Lancaster
Maher, J (L,1-2)                6.0   5   3   3   3   3   1    4.36
Dennick, R                      1.0   1   1   1   1   1   0    4.47
Meek, E                         1.0   2   0   0   0   2   0    6.14
Drozd, J                        1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.61
                                9     9   4   4   4   7   1
WP--Maher, J (3). HB--Maher, J (4). SO--Vega, A 2, Lentini, F, Cleary Jr.,
D, Blanke, M 2, Scura, C, Hobson, K, Halton, S, Jacobs, M, Patterson, C.
BB--Vega, A, Cleary Jr., D, Colvin, T, Scura, C, Hobson, K, Bell, J 2,
Halton, S. BF--Brownell, J 28 (639), Crider, P 4 (158), Coffey, T 5 (173),
Maher, J 27 (150), Dennick, R 5 (190), Meek, E 4 (57), Drozd, J 4 (61).
P-S--Brownell, J 112-64, Crider, P 17-10, Coffey, T 19-11, Maher, J 103-62,
Dennick, R 18-11, Meek, E 16-11, Drozd, J 12-10. 
T--2:49.  A--2883
 
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