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LATE LANCASTER RALLY DOOMS DUCKS

Barnstormers score two runs in seventh to win pitchers’ duel
 

(Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 31, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 2-1 on Wednesday night in the fourth game of a five-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Mike Blanke's RBI Double

Long Island broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth inning when Mike Blanke’s RBI double to right field drove in Mike Dowd from first base. Lancaster’s Caleb Gindl launched a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, and K.C. Hobson’s RBI single produced the go-ahead run for the Barnstormers.

Justin Jackson (3-1) won the pitchers’ duel, allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts and one walk in seven innings. Nick Struck (2-4) suffered the tough-luck loss, yielding two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks over six and two-thirds innings. Cory Burns recorded his 24th save with a scoreless ninth.

Five different starters recorded hits for Long Island.

The Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers wrap up their series on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by
CLICKING HERE. Southpaw Jarret Leverett makes his first start for Long Island against Lancaster lefty Luis Gonzalez.

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: 08/31/2016
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  0  0  0  .248  Kajimoto, Y 2B      4  0  2  0  .242
Lentini, F RF       4  0  0  0  .317  Robinson, T CF      3  0  1  0  .244
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  1  0  .318  Hobson, K RF        4  0  1  1  .315
Puckett, C DH       4  0  1  0  .278  Bell, J 1B          3  0  1  0  .295
Lyons, D SS         3  0  0  0  .289  Jacobs, M DH        3  0  0  0  .235
Gotay, R 2B         3  0  0  0  .278  Ahrens, K 3B        4  0  0  0  .283
Dowd, M C           3  1  1  0  .299  Gailen, B LF        3  1  1  1  .286
Blanke, M 1B        3  0  1  1  .249  McDade, M C         2  0  1  0  .269
Wessinger, M 3B     3  0  1  0  .201   Patterson, C C,PR  1  1  0  0  .147
                                      Wilson, D SS        3  0  0  0  .139
                   31  1  5  1                           30  2  7  2

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 1   0 0 0 -  1  5  0
Lancaster            0 0 0   0 0 0   2 0 0 -  2  7  0
2B--Blanke, M 1B (16). HR--Gailen, B LF (3). RBI--Blanke, M 1B (48), TOTALS
(0), Hobson, K RF (51), Gailen, B LF (16), TOTALS  2 (0). HP--Lyons, D SS
(6). 
LOB--L Island 5, Lancaster 9. DP--Y. Kajimoto(2B) - D. Wilson(SS) - J.
Bell(1B), R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - M. Blanke(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Struck, N (L,2-4)               6.2   6   2   2   4   3   1    3.57
Burawa, D                       0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0    5.40
Lomangino, J                    1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.03
                                8     7   2   2   5   5   1
 Lancaster
Jackson, J (W,3-1)              7.0   3   1   1   1   3   0    3.47
Andrelczyk, P                   1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    3.62
Burns, C (S,24)                 1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.35
                                9     5   1   1   1   4   0
HB--Jackson, J (2). SO--Puckett, C, Gotay, R 2, Blanke, M, Bell, J, Jacobs,
M, Gailen, B, Patterson, C, Wilson, D. BB--Gotay, R, Robinson, T, Bell, J,
Jacobs, M, Gailen, B, McDade, M. BF--Struck, N 29 (246), Burawa, D 3 (58),
Lomangino, J 3 (132), Jackson, J 26 (198), Andrelczyk, P 3 (232), Burns, C
4 (191). P-S--Struck, N 106-64, Burawa, D 11-7, Lomangino, J 14-9, Jackson,
J 88-55, Andrelczyk, P 14-9, Burns, C 10-9. 
T--2:20.  A--2850

Plate Umpire - Buzz Albert, Field Umpire #1 - Dave Turko, Field Umpire #3 - Joe DelBalso

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