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DUCKS BLANK BLACK SOX IN SPRING TRAINING ACTION

Dominant pitching, two-homer day from Songco leads Flock

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 17, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Long Island Black Sox 14-0 on Monday afternoon in a spring training game at Bethpage Ballpark.

Long Island’s offense got started in the first inning on a sacrifice fly to center field by Angelo Songco. Four more runs came across in the third to increase the lead to 5-0. A two-run home run to right field by Songco and a two-run single to left by Alex Burg did the damage.

The Ducks added two runs in the fourth on a two-run homer to right by Marc Krauss. A tremendous day at the plate continued when Long Island scored twice more in the sixth and seventh innings to balloon the lead to 11-0. Opposite-field RBI singles by Delta Cleary Jr. and Giovanny Alfonzo, a run-scoring wild pitch and Songco’s second home run of the day highlighted the scoring.

Three more runs in the eighth rounded out the offense for the Ducks. Nate Freiman scored on a fielding error, Alfonzo came across on a wild pitch, and Elmer Reyes added a sac fly.

On the mound, seven Ducks pitchers combined to allow just five hits and three walks while striking out 14 batters. Elmont resident Keith Couch started and pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two. Major League veterans David Aardsma and Chin-Hui Tsao also appeared and tosses scoreless frames, with Aardsma striking out two and Tsao striking out the side. Jim Fuller, Zac Treece, Dennis O’Grady and Amalio Diaz pitched shutout innings as well for the Ducks.

Every Ducks batter collected at least one hit in the game. Songco led the way with two hits, four RBI and two runs. Fehlandt Lentini also contributed a pair of hits, scored three times and stole three bases.

The Ducks wrap up their exhibition schedule on Tuesday against the Black Sox. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 11:30 a.m. Tickets to the game are free for Ducks full season ticket holders, while a $5 donation to the QuackerJack Foundation will apply to the general public.

Long Island will begin the 2017 season on Thursday, April 20 when they open a four-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Game time is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Following a season-opening road trip, Opening Night at Bethpage Ballpark will take place on Friday, April 28 when the Ducks host the New Britain Bees at 6:35 p.m. Gates will open at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders), and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Rich Hill Bobbleheads, courtesy of P.C. Richard & Son. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased 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)

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Game Date: 04/17/2017
Long Island Black Sox  0 AT Long Island Ducks  14

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Black Sox          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Guido, J 2B         3  0  0  0  .000  Lentini, F RF       4  3  2  0  .250
Fraias, B SS        4  0  1  0  .250  Songco, A CF        4  2  2  4  .286
Kourie, J CF        3  0  2  0  .667  Reimold, N DH       2  1  1  0  .143
Pembroke, D 1B      4  0  1  0  .250   Cleary Jr., D DH   2  1  1  1  .182
Rachum, M RF        2  0  0  0  .000  Krauss, M LF        3  2  1  2  .364
 Gonzalez, O RF     1  0  0  0  .000  Freiman, N 1B       3  2  1  0  .333
DeLahoz, R DH       4  0  0  0  .000  Puckett, C 3B       3  0  1  0  .273
Degennaro, C C      2  0  0  0  .000   Alfonzo, G 3B      1  1  1  1  .667
 Marte, J C         1  0  0  0  .000  Lyons, D SS         3  1  1  0  .100
Viscusso, C LF      2  0  1  0  .500  Burg, A C           3  0  1  2  .286
 White, B LF        2  0  0  0  .000   Blanco, D C        0  0  0  0  .500
Pembroke, R 3B      3  0  0  0  .000   Irving, N C        1  1  1  0 1.000
 Robinson, K 3B     0  0  0  0  .000  Reyes, E 2B         4  0  1  1  .444
                   31  0  5  0                           33 14 14 11

Black Sox            0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  5  1
L Island             1 0 4   2 0 2   2 3 x - 14 14  1
2B--Fraias, B SS (1), Viscusso, C LF (1), Reimold, N DH (1), Puckett, C 3B
(1). 3B--Irving, N C (1). HR--Songco, A CF 2 (2), Krauss, M LF (1).
RBI--Songco, A CF  4 (4), Cleary Jr., D DH (2), Krauss, M LF  2 (3),
Alfonzo, G 3B (1), Burg, A C  2 (2), Reyes, E 2B (1), TOTALS 11 (0).
HP--Freiman, N 1B (1), Alfonzo, G 3B (1), Lyons, D SS (1). SF--Songco, A CF
(1), Reyes, E 2B (1). SB--Lentini, F RF 3 (3). E--White, B LF (1), Blanco,
D C (1). 
LOB--Black Sox 8, L Island 7. DP--J. Guido(2B) - R. Pembroke(3B) - D.
Pembroke(1B), E. Reyes(2B) - G. Alfonzo(3B) - N. Freiman(1B), B. Fraias(SS)
- D. Pembroke(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Black Sox
Brookes, A (L,0-1)              3.0   7   5   5   2   0   1   15.00
Rowan, D                        1.0   1   2   2   2   0   1   18.00
Sosa, L                         2.0   2   2   2   2   3   0    9.00
Cabrera, E                      2.0   4   5   4   1   0   1   18.00
                                8    14  14  13   7   3   3
 L Island
Couch, K (W,1-0)                3.0   1   0   0   1   2   0    0.00
Aardsma, D                      1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
Tsao, C                         1.0   1   0   0   1   3   0    0.00
Fuller, J                       1.0   0   0   0   1   3   0    4.50
Treece, Z                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
OGrady, D                       1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
                                9     5   0   0   3  14   0
WP--Cabrera, E 2 (2). HB--Brookes, A (1), Cabrera, E 2 (2). SO--Guido, J,
Fraias, B, Pembroke, D, Rachum, M, Gonzalez, O, DeLahoz, R 2, Degennaro, C
2, Marte, J, Viscusso, C, White, B 2, Pembroke, R, Songco, A, Lyons, D,
Reyes, E. BB--Guido, J, Rachum, M, Degennaro, C, Lentini, F, Reimold, N,
Krauss, M 2, Freiman, N, Lyons, D, Irving, N. BF--Brookes, A 18 (18),
Rowan, D 6 (6), Sosa, L 10 (10), Cabrera, E 11 (11), Couch, K 11 (11),
Aardsma, D 4 (8), Tsao, C 5 (10), Fuller, J 5 (11), Treece, Z 3 (3),
OGrady, D 4 (7), Diaz, A 3 (3). P-S--Brookes, A 65-36, Rowan, D 26-13,
Sosa, L 37-22, Cabrera, E 42-22, Couch, K 32-19, Aardsma, D 15-10, Tsao, C
19-13, Fuller, J 22-14, Treece, Z 11-8, OGrady, D 13-9, Diaz, A 11-8. 
T--2:49.

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