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LONG ISLAND SPLITS TWINBILL WITH NEW BRITAIN

Herrera shines with six scoreless in game two

(New Britain, Conn., Sept. 3, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks split a doubleheader with the New Britain Bees, losing 3-2 in game one before winning 4-0 in game two on Saturday night in final two games of a three-game series at New Britain Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Carlos Hughes' RBI single in game two

In the bottom of the second inning, Michael Crouse’s RBI double to left-center field made it 1-0 Bees. Long Island tied the game in the top of the third on Fehlandt Lentini’s run-scoring single.

Crouse’s two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth broke the tie, giving the Bees a 3-1 lead. Anthony Vega cut the deficit to one with a solo home run in the top of the fifth, but the Ducks could not plate any more runs.

Mike Lee (7-5) earned the win with six innings of four-hit ball, allowing two runs and a walk with three strikeouts. John Brownell (9-7) suffered the loss, but struck out nine over six innings. The right-hander yielded two runs on four hits and a walk. Shawn Gilblair collected his 18th save, striking out two and allowing one hit in the seventh.

In game two, the Ducks scored three runs in the top of the third inning on seven walks. Delta Cleary Jr., Cody Puckett, and Ruben Gotay each walked with the bases loaded to bring in the run. Carlos Hughes extended the lead to 4-0 with an RBI single in the fourth.

Daniel Herrera (2-1) earned the victory, tossing six scoreless innings. The lefty struck out four and allowed three hits. Bees starter Daniel Sattler (2-4) took the loss, walking seven in two and two-thirds innings. He allowed three runs while striking out two.

Matt Wessinger scored two runs for the Flock, while Hughes and Vega tallied two hits apiece.

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. Fans unable to make the game can watch all of 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.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

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Game Date: 09/03/2016 (GAME ONE)
Long Island Ducks  2 AT New Britain Bees  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          3  2  2  1  .249  Skelton, J C        3  0  0  0  .259
 Blanke, M PH       1  0  0  0  .246  Golson, G LF        3  0  1  0  .283
Lentini, F RF       3  0  1  1  .317  Rosa, J 3B          3  0  0  0  .297
Cleary Jr., D CF    3  0  0  0  .317   Carrillo, S 3B     0  0  0  0  .247
Ford, L DH          3  0  1  0  .330  Maddox, C DH        3  0  1  0  .300
Puckett, C 3B       3  0  0  0  .276  Garner, C RF        2  2  0  0  .268
Gotay, R 2B         1  0  0  0  .277  Crouse, M CF        3  1  2  3  .296
Colvin, T 1B        3  0  0  0  .199  Roof, J 2B          2  0  0  0  .250
Dowd, M C           3  0  1  0  .299  Griffin, J 1B       2  0  1  0  .275
 Hughes, C PR       0  0  0  0  .106  McGuiggan, J SS     2  0  0  0  .247
Wessinger, M SS     2  0  0  0  .202       
 Lyons, D PH        1  0  0  0  .284       
                   26  2  5  2                           23  3  5  3

L Island             0 0 1   0 1 0   0 -  2  5  0
N Britain            0 1 0   2 0 0   x -  3  5  0
2B--Golson, G LF (15), Crouse, M CF (23). HR--Vega, A LF (9), Crouse, M CF
(9). RBI--Vega, A LF (39), Lentini, F RF (67), TOTALS  2 (0), Crouse, M CF 
3 (61), TOTALS  3 (0). HP--Gotay, R 2B (3). SB--Vega, A LF (21). 
LOB--L Island 5, N Britain 3. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Brownell, J (L,9-7)             6.0   5   3   3   1   9   1    3.26
                                6     5   3   3   1   9   1
 N Britain
Lee, M (W,7-5)                  6.0   4   2   2   1   3   1    4.54
Gilblair, S (S,18)              1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.18
                                7     5   2   2   1   5   1
WP--Brownell, J (5), Lee, M 2 (3). HB--Lee, M (1). SO--Colvin, T 2, Dowd,
M, Wessinger, M, Lyons, D, Skelton, J 2, Golson, G, Rosa, J 2, Maddox, C,
Garner, C, Roof, J, McGuiggan, J. BB--Gotay, R, Garner, C. BF--Brownell, J
24 (663), Lee, M 24 (137), Gilblair, S 4 (185). P-S--Brownell, J 101-64,
Lee, M 93-64, Gilblair, S 16-12. 
T--1:53.  

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

Game Date: 09/03/2016 (GAME TWO)
Long Island Ducks  4 AT New Britain Bees  0

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          2  1  0  0  .247  Carrillo, S SS      2  0  0  0  .244
Lentini, F RF       3  1  0  0  .315  Roof, J 2B          3  0  1  0  .251
Cleary Jr., D CF    3  0  0  1  .314  Rosa, J 3B          3  0  0  0  .295
Puckett, C 3B       3  0  1  1  .276  Maddox, C DH        3  0  0  0  .298
Gotay, R DH         3  0  1  1  .278  Garner, C RF        3  0  0  0  .259
Colvin, T 1B        4  0  0  0  .195  Crouse, M CF        3  0  1  0  .296
Blanke, M C         1  0  0  0  .246  Griffin, J 1B       3  0  1  0  .276
Wessinger, M 2B     2  2  1  0  .204  Hewitt, A LF        2  0  0  0  .223
Hughes, C SS        3  0  2  1  .140  Murphy, N C         2  0  0  0  .190
                   24  4  5  4                           24  0  3  0

L Island             0 0 3   1 0 0   0 -  4  5  2
N Britain            0 0 0   0 0 0   0 -  0  3  0
2B--Gotay, R DH (18). RBI--Cleary Jr., D CF (46), Puckett, C 3B (64),
Gotay, R DH (57), Hughes, C SS (4), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Blanke, M C (5),
Carrillo, S SS (5). SB--Wessinger, M 2B (7). CS--Blanke, M C (2).
E--Hughes, C SS 2 (7). 
LOB--L Island 8, N Britain 4. DP--J. Roof(2B) - S. Carrillo(SS) - J.
Griffin(1B), M. Wessinger(2B) - C. Hughes(SS) - T. Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Herrera, D (W,2-1)              6.0   3   0   0   0   4   0    6.15
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.17
                                7     3   0   0   0   5   0
 N Britain
Sattler, D (L,2-4)              2.2   0   3   3   7   2   0    4.88
Marzi, A                        2.0   4   1   0   0   1   0    2.90
Kuzia, J                        1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0    5.50
Dupra, B                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.55
                                7     5   4   3   8   5   0
PB--Murphy, N. HB--Herrera, D (2), Kuzia, J (1). SO--Vega, A 2, Colvin, T,
Wessinger, M, Hughes, C, Roof, J, Garner, C, Crouse, M, Griffin, J, Hewitt,
A. BB--Vega, A 2, Lentini, F, Cleary Jr., D, Puckett, C, Gotay, R, Blanke,
M, Wessinger, M. BF--Herrera, D 22 (117), Diaz, A 3 (175), Sattler, D 14
(141), Marzi, A 10 (309), Kuzia, J 6 (69), Dupra, B 3 (379). P-S--Herrera,
D 92-60, Diaz, A 12-8, Sattler, D 70-33, Marzi, A 46-30, Kuzia, J 22-15,
Dupra, B 12-7. 
T--2:20.  A--4856

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