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SONGCO'S BLAST NOT ENOUGH AS BEES TOP DUCKS

Outfielder hits first homer of season, but New Britain evens series


(Central Islip, N.Y., April 29, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 3-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Angelo Songco launches his first home run of the season

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Angelo Songco and Tim Melville talk about the game

Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run home run to right field by Angelo Songco off Bees starter Brian Dupra. New Britain responded with three runs in the fourth off Ducks starter Tim Melville to jump in front 3-2. RBI singles by Jovan Rosa and Craig Maddox, along with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Conor Bierfeldt, did the damage.

The Ducks threatened to tie the game when they put two runners on in the fifth, a runner at second in the seventh and a runner at first in the ninth. However, they could not pull even.

Dupra (2-0) picked up the win, pitching five innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out two. Melville (0-1) took the loss, yielding three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over five innings while striking out three. Joe Beimel collected his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Cody Puckett totaled three hits to lead the Flock, while Songco added two.

The Ducks and Bees wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home 2017 Ducks Magnet Schedules, courtesy of the QuackerJack Foundation. It’s also the first Sunday Family Funday of the season! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Matt Larkins toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bees lefty Anthony Marzi.

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 online on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks’ official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com.

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 36 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: 04/29/2017
New Britain Bees  3 AT Long Island Ducks  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Skelton, J C        2  1  0  0  .182  Lentini, F RF       3  0  0  0  .194
Crouse, M CF        4  1  1  0  .080  Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  0  0  .257
Rosa, J 3B          4  1  1  1  .250  Reimold, N DH       4  0  0  0  .240
Maddox, C DH        4  0  1  1  .379  Krauss, M 1B        4  0  0  0  .276
Griffin, J 1B       3  0  0  0  .214  Puckett, C 3B       4  1  3  0  .296
Bierfeldt, C LF     3  0  0  1  .250  Songco, A LF        4  1  2  2  .158
Walton, J RF        4  0  1  0  .238  Burg, A C           3  0  1  0  .292
Carrillo, S SS      4  0  1  0  .226  Lyons, D SS         3  0  0  0  .179
McGuiggan, J 2B     2  0  0  0  .111  Reyes, E 2B         3  0  0  0  .433
                   30  3  5  3                           32  2  6  2

N Britain            0 0 0   3 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  5  0
L Island             0 2 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  6  1
2B--Puckett, C 3B (1). HR--Songco, A LF (1). RBI--Rosa, J 3B (2), Maddox, C
DH (10), Bierfeldt, C LF (5), TOTALS  3 (0), Songco, A LF  2 (2), TOTALS  2
(0). SF--Bierfeldt, C LF (1). E--Krauss, M 1B (1). 
LOB--N Britain 5, L Island 4. DP--C. Puckett(3B) - E. Reyes(2B), D.
Lyons(SS) - M. Krauss(1B), J. McGuiggan(2B) - S. Carrillo(SS) - J.
Griffin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Dupra, B (W,2-0)                5.0   4   2   2   1   2   1    2.70
Roe, N                          2.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    1.13
League, B                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Beimel, J (S,2)                 1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    3.00
                                9     6   2   2   1   5   1
 L Island
Melville, T (L,0-1)             5.0   4   3   2   2   3   0    4.00
OGrady, D                       2.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    0.00
Wilson, T                       0.2   0   0   0   2   0   0    2.45
Fuller, J                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
Rogers, R                       1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    3.00
                                9     5   3   2   4   7   0
SO--Rosa, J 2, Bierfeldt, C 2, Walton, J, Carrillo, S 2, Reimold, N 2,
Krauss, M, Reyes, E 2. BB--Skelton, J 2, Griffin, J, McGuiggan, J, Lentini,
F. BF--Dupra, B 19 (36), Roe, N 7 (32), League, B 3 (12), Beimel, J 4 (14),
Melville, T 20 (37), OGrady, D 6 (24), Wilson, T 4 (19), Fuller, J (8),
Rogers, R 4 (25). P-S--Dupra, B 76-49, Roe, N 19-13, League, B 10-7,
Beimel, J 19-12, Melville, T 74-48, OGrady, D 26-20, Wilson, T 17-8,
Fuller, J 2-1, Rogers, R 7-6. 
T--2:33.  A--5613
 
Plate Umpire - Calvin Baker, Field Umpire #1 - Frank Iurilli, Field Umpire #2 - Warren Nicholson