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TWO-OUT TROUBLES HURT DUCKS IN SERIES FINALE

Bluefish overcome early deficit to salvage series split with Flock

(Bridgeport, Conn., June 4, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 6-1 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

GAME VIDEO: Giovanny Alfonzo's RBI single and diving stop at third base

Long Island opened the scoring in the top of the second inning on an RBI single to left field off of Bluefish starter Chris Rearick. Bridgeport took the lead with a pair of two-out runs off of Ducks starter Matt Larkins in the fourth on an RBI double by Jonathan Galvez and an RBI single by Tony Abreu.

A run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Abreu in the sixth and a two-out, three-run home run to left field by Jose Cuevas increased the Bluefish lead to 6-1.

Rearick (4-1) earned the win, pitching six innings and allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Larkins (0-5) took the loss, yielding three runs on six hits in six innings with a season-high seven strikeouts.

Following a day off on Monday, the Ducks will continue their road trip on Tuesday when they open a three-game set against the New Britain Bees. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. from New Britain Stadium. Fans 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. Right-hander Dennis O’Grady (1-2, 3.34) gets the start for the Ducks against Bees righty Mike Lee (0-3, 4.68).

Long Island returns home on Friday, June 9 to begin a three-game set with the Bluefish. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks T-Shirts, courtesy of Petro Home Services. It's also a Fowl Pole Friday at the Duck Pond, and if a select Ducks player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during the game, one lucky fan will win $50,000. In addition, a Bluefish player will be selected as the Pizza Hut K-Man of the game. If that player strikes out, fans will receive a FREE 1-Topping Personal Pan Pizza at a participating Pizza Hut location 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 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: 06/04/2017
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Bridgeport Bluefish  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Reyes, E DH         4  0  1  0  .286  Hernandez, L SS     4  0  0  0  .263
Ford, L LF          4  0  0  0  .214  Myers, D CF         4  0  0  0  .310
Burg, A C           4  0  0  0  .274  Cuevas, J 1B        4  2  2  3  .240
Songco, A RF        2  0  1  0  .289  Burroughs, S DH     4  1  2  0  .349
 Lentini, F RF      2  0  0  0  .182  Galvez, J RF        4  1  2  1  .265
Pacheco, J 1B       3  1  1  0  .143  Abreu, T 2B         4  0  1  2  .235
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  0  0  .235  Fields, D LF        3  0  0  0  .276
Alfonzo, G 3B       3  0  1  1  .313  Nessy, S C          2  1  1  0  .208
Lyons, D SS         2  0  0  0  .240  Nina, A 3B          4  1  1  0  .254
Goldstein, Z 2B     3  0  0  0  .167       
                   31  1  4  1                           33  6  9  6

L Island             0 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  4  1
Bridgeport           0 0 0   2 0 1   3 0 x -  6  9  0
2B--Reyes, E DH (9), Pacheco, J 1B (2), Cuevas, J 1B (7), Burroughs, S DH
(9), Galvez, J RF (7). 3B--Nessy, S C (1). HR--Cuevas, J 1B (2).
RBI--Alfonzo, G 3B (13), TOTALS (0), Cuevas, J 1B  3 (19), Galvez, J RF
(25), Abreu, T 2B  2 (22), TOTALS  6 (0). HP--Fields, D LF (5).
E--Goldstein, Z 2B (1). 
LOB--L Island 5, Bridgeport 6. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Larkins, M (L,0-5)              6.0   6   3   3   0   7   0    5.92
Rogers, R                       0.2   2   3   3   1   1   1    3.38
Crider, P                       1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0    1.59
                                8     9   6   6   2   9   1
 Bridgeport
Rearick, C (W,4-1)              6.0   4   1   1   2   7   0    3.38
Grotz, Z                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.20
Delcarmen, M                    1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    4.41
Carpenter, D                    1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.93
                                9     4   1   1   2  12   0
HB--Larkins, M (2). SO--Reyes, E 2, Ford, L 2, Burg, A, Lentini, F,
Pacheco, J, Cleary Jr., D 2, Alfonzo, G, Lyons, D, Goldstein, Z, Hernandez,
L 2, Myers, D, Cuevas, J, Galvez, J, Abreu, T, Fields, D, Nessy, S, Nina,
A. BB--Pacheco, J, Lyons, D, Nessy, S 2. BF--Larkins, M 25 (174), Rogers, R
5 (87), Crider, P 6 (64), Rearick, C 24 (179), Grotz, Z 3 (92), Delcarmen,
M 3 (77), Carpenter, D 3 (76). P-S--Larkins, M 76-55, Rogers, R 22-13,
Crider, P 18-11, Rearick, C 106-65, Grotz, Z 10-6, Delcarmen, M 10-7,
Carpenter, D 14-10. 
T--2:36.  A--3106

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Plate Umpire - Matt Hensel, Field Umpire #1 - John Grasso, Field Umpire #3 - Matthew Kane