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DUCKS WADDLE OFF PAST SKEETERS IN 11

Alex Burg’s bases loaded single gives Flock third consecutive win in final at-bat

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 3-2 in 11 innings on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Highlights from Tuesday's waddle-off winner

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Alex Burg and Matt Larkins talk about the victory

Both sides traded zeroes for the first five innings of the ballgame. Long Island finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the sixth when Lew Ford doubled and Marc Krauss followed with a two-run home run to right field off Skeeters starter Bobby Blevins.

Sugar Land tied the game at two with single runs in the seventh and eighth against Ducks starter Matt Larkins. A solo homer to left-center by Caleb Ramsey and a fielding error which scored Wilfredo Rodriguez did the damage.

It remained even until the bottom of the 11th inning. A single to right-center by Ford and walks to Delta Cleary Jr. and Ruben Gotay loaded the bases with one out. Alex Burg followed with a two-strike single through the left side to score Ford with the winning run.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Larkins pitched eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out six. Blevins tossed six innings, yielding two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Tyler Wilson (2-2) collected the win after pitching a scoreless 11th inning, walking one and striking out one. Mark Haynes (1-4) took the loss, giving up a run on two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning.

Ford led the Flock with three hits and two runs scored. Dan Lyons added two hits, while Krauss drove in two runs.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their four-game set on Wednesday night. 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 Alzheimer's Awareness Night at the ballpark, presented by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, and the first 2,500 fans through the gates will take home Long Island Ducks Baseball T-Shirts. In addition, all fans will be able to receive free educational information about Alzheimer’s disease and programs and services which are available to help individuals living with the disease and their family caregivers. Right-hander Jake Dunning (2-0, 0.87) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Sean Gleason (3-7, 5.15).

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 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.

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Game Date: 08/22/2017
Sugar Land Skeeters  2 AT Long Island Ducks  3 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Prince, J 2B,SS     5  0  1  0  .252  Lyons, D SS         5  0  2  0  .263
Giansanti, A CF     5  0  0  0  .286  Ford, L CF          5  2  3  0  .294
Rodriguez, W C      4  1  2  0  .347  Krauss, M LF        2  1  1  2  .295
Ahrens, K SS        3  0  1  0  .291   Hinshaw, J LF,PR   0  0  0  0  .328
 Thon, D 2B         2  0  0  0  .178  Songco, A DH        3  0  1  0  .260
Scott, T DH         5  0  1  0  .237   Cleary Jr., DH,PR  0  0  0  0  .266
Pounds, B 3B        4  0  1  0  .215  Gotay, R 1B         4  0  0  0  .265
Olivera, H LF       4  0  1  0  .293  Burg, A C           5  0  1  1  .231
Ramsey, C 1B        4  1  2  1  .313  Reyes, E 2B         2  0  0  0  .286
Benson, J RF        4  0  0  0  .245  Pyles, D RF         4  0  0  0  .231
                                      Alfonzo, G 3B       4  0  0  0  .296
                   40  2  9  1                           34  3  8  3

Sugar Land           0 0 0   0 0 0   1 1 0   0 0 -  2  9  0
L Island             0 0 0   0 0 2   0 0 0   0 1 -  3  8  1
2B--Ford, L CF 2 (13). HR--Ramsey, C 1B (1), Krauss, M LF (18).
RBI--Ramsey, C 1B (10), TOTALS (0), Krauss, M LF  2 (76), Burg, A C (35),
TOTALS  3 (0). HP--Krauss, M LF (5), Reyes, E 2B (5). SH--Hinshaw, J LF,PR
(0). E--Gotay, R 1B (7). 
LOB--Sugar Land 8, L Island 8. DP--A. Burg(C) - D. Lyons(SS), D. Lyons(SS)
- R. Gotay(1B), T. Haley(P) - J. Prince(SS) - D. Thon(2B) - C. Ramsey(1B),
J. Prince(2B) - K. Ahrens(SS) - C. Ramsey(1B), E. Reyes(2B) - D. Lyons(SS)
- R. Gotay(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Sugar Land
Blevins, B                      6.0   4   2   2   2   6   1    5.40
Haley, T                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.24
DePaula, J                      1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.42
Maine, S                        0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.93
Paulino, F                      1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0    2.28
Haynes, M (L,1-4)               0.1   2   1   1   2   0   0    3.67
                             10.1     8   3   3   5   8   1
 L Island
Larkins, M                      8.0   8   2   1   2   6   1    3.65
Marsh, M                        1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
OGrady, D                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    4.47
Wilson, T (W,2-2)               1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    5.02
                               11     9   2   1   3  10   1
WP--Blevins, B (4). PB--Rodriguez, W. HB--Haley, T (3), Maine, S (1).
SO--Prince, J 3, Giansanti, A, Ahrens, K, Scott, T, Pounds, B 2, Olivera,
H, Benson, J, Lyons, D, Songco, A 2, Gotay, R 2, Burg, A 2, Reyes, E.
BB--Rodriguez, W, Pounds, B, Olivera, H, Krauss, M, Songco, A, Cleary Jr.,
D, Gotay, R, Reyes, E. BF--Blevins, B 23 (487), Haley, T 3 (180), DePaula,
J 3 (130), Maine, S 3 (117), Paulino, F 5 (110), Haynes, M 5 (184),
Larkins, M 33 (554), Marsh, M 3 (12), OGrady, D 3 (422), Wilson, T 4 (62).
P-S--Blevins, B 91-63, Haley, T 10-7, DePaula, J 9-5, Maine, S 11-8,
Paulino, F 29-18, Haynes, M 14-7, Larkins, M 105-70, Marsh, M 6-5, OGrady,
D 11-10, Wilson, T 19-11. 
T--3:30.  A--4342
Kevin Ahrens ejected by third base umpire Mike Williams in the top of the
sixth inning for arguing a call at second base.

Plate Umpire - Warren Nicholson, Field Umpire #1 - Tom Gandolfo, Field Umpire #2 - Mike Williams

 

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