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PEREZ POWERS DUCKS PAST BARNSTORMERS

Songco hits third home run of the road trip in Sunday’s finale

(Lancaster, Pa., June 18, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-2 in the finale of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium Sunday afternoon.

GAME VIDEO: Angelo Songco's four-RBI day powers the Long Island offense

The Ducks (28-28) got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Lew Ford beat out an infield single and scored on a double from Angelo Songco. Two batters later, Jordan Pacheco drilled a double down the left field line to score two more and give Long Island a 3-0 lead.

In the top of the sixth the Ducks tacked on three more and took a 6-0 lead against Barnstormers starter Jarret Leverett thanks to a three-run home run from Angelo Songco. The blast was Songco’s team-leading 14th round tripper of the season.

Lancaster (30-26) got on the board in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run home run from K.C. Hobson. Other than that blip, Rafael Perez was terrific for Long Island earning the win to improve to 5-2 with seven innings of six-hit ball. The former Duck Leverett (4-2) got the loss for the Barnstormers after allowing six runs on 10 hits in six innings.

Eight of the nine Ducks batters in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit, with Ford, Songco and Pacheco each totaling two hits.

Long Island returns home on Monday, June 19 to open up a four-game set with the Patriots. 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). It's Health Night at the ballpark, presented by Northwell Health, and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Purple T-Shirts. It's also a Military Monday, and as a thank you to the men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to keep us safe, active military members (with valid military ID) will receive a special $7 ticket offer when purchasing tickets to Monday's game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (subject to availability). Right-hander John Brownell (4-1, 3.15) goes for the Ducks, while righty Dave Kubiak (2-5, 3.59) toes the rubber for the Patriots.

Fans can follow all the action 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. 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)

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For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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Game Date: 06/18/2017
Long Island Ducks  6 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F LF       5  0  0  0  .205  Noel, R CF          2  0  0  0  .325
Reyes, E SS         4  1  1  0  .295   Gailen, B LF,PH    1  0  0  0  .322
Ford, L DH          3  2  2  0  .265  Gindl, C RF         4  0  0  0  .275
 Vega, A DH,PR      0  0  0  0  .233  Milledge, L DH      4  1  2  0  .321
Songco, A RF        4  2  2  4  .281  Hobson, K 1B        4  1  2  2  .313
Burg, A C           4  1  1  0  .247  Halton, S 3B        4  0  3  0  .247
Pacheco, J 1B       4  0  2  2  .159  Weber, G 2B         4  0  0  0  .277
Alfonzo, G 3B       4  0  1  0  .313  Robinson, T CF,LF   3  0  0  0  .214
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  1  0  .221  Frias, V SS         2  0  0  0  .273
Goldstein, Z 2B     4  0  1  0  .133  Clark, T C          3  0  0  0  .227
                   36  6 11  6                           31  2  7  2

L Island             0 0 0   3 0 3   0 0 0 -  6 11  0
Lancaster            0 0 0   0 0 0   2 0 0 -  2  7  0
2B--Songco, A RF (6), Pacheco, J 1B (3), Halton, S 3B (12). HR--Songco, A
RF (14), Hobson, K 1B (16). RBI--Songco, A RF  4 (33), Pacheco, J 1B  2
(4), TOTALS  6 (0), Hobson, K 1B  2 (51), TOTALS  2 (0). 
LOB--L Island 4, Lancaster 4. DP--G. Weber(2B) - V. Frias(SS) - K.
Hobson(1B), R. Perez(P) - J. Pacheco(1B) - R. Perez(P), Z. Goldstein(2B) -
E. Reyes(SS) - J. Pacheco(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Perez, R (W,5-2)                7.0   6   2   2   1   2   1    3.64
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    1.71
Diaz, A                         1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.82
                                9     7   2   2   2   4   1
 Lancaster
Leverett, J (L,4-2)             6.0  10   6   6   0   3   1    5.51
Downing, K                      1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.24
Anderson, J                     0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0    3.52
Hall, C                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.01
Shuman, S                       1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    1.59
                                9    11   6   6   1   6   1
WP--Shuman, S (4). SO--Lentini, F 2, Ford, L, Alfonzo, G, Goldstein, Z 2,
Noel, R, Hobson, K, Frias, V, Clark, T. BB--Ford, L, Gailen, B, Frias, V.
BF--Perez, R 25 (218), Crider, P 4 (80), Diaz, A 4 (86), Leverett, J 26
(224), Downing, K 3 (110), Anderson, J 2 (101), Hall, C 2 (98), Shuman, S 4
(90). P-S--Perez, R 76-57, Crider, P 19-11, Diaz, A 20-15, Leverett, J
83-55, Downing, K 10-7, Anderson, J 9-4, Hall, C 2-2, Shuman, S 15-11. 
T--2:42.  A--2859

Plate Umpire - Nate Caldwell, Field Umpire #1 - Derek Moccia, Field Umpire #3 - John Harrington