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HALL POWERS DUCKS PAST BLUEFISH

Flock open series with dominant victory

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 11, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-1 on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the come-from-behind victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Connor Graham and Bryant Nelson talk about the win

Bridgeport jumped on the scoreboard in the third on Luis Rodriguez’s solo home run to left-center field off Ducks starter Connor Graham. Long Island answered in the fourth when Bill Hall launched a three-run home run to left-center off Bluefish starter Kelvin Villa. A RBI single to right by Danny Perales in the fifth increased the lead to 4-1.

The Ducks inflated the lead to seven with a four-spot in the sixth inning. Sacrifice flies from Adam Bailey and Perales, an error which scored Joash Brodin and a wild pitch that plated P.J. Phillips did the damage.

Graham (3-3) got the win, tossing seven innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out seven. Villa (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering eight runs (six earned) on 10 hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in five and one-third innings.

Bryant Nelson led the Flock with three hits in the win while Ben Broussard and Ramon Castro each added two.

The Ducks and Bluefish continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. It’s Lucky Seat Giveaway Night at the Duck Pond, presented by Plesser’s. Every inning, Ducks staff members will be choosing a lucky seat throughout the ballpark. If that’s your seat, you will be taking home an appliance or electronics prize, courtesy of Plesser’s. Southpaw James Houser gets the start for the Ducks against Bluefish right-hander Josh Butler.

Tickets for the game and all Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE. Fans unable to make the game can follow all the action live online, with streaming video and audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

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Duck Tales: Bill Hall’s three-run homer in the third was his second home run of the season, with both coming on this homestand. The former big leaguer has now picked up 10 RBI in his first five games with the Flock…With two RBI in the game, Danny Perales increased his team-leading run batted in total to 35 on the season. It was also his fifth two-RBI and eighth multi-RBI contest, both of which are team-highs. Perales has now picked up RBIs in four consecutive games including three straight multi-RBI contests…Bryant Nelson earned his second three-hit game of the season, with his first coming on May 18 at Southern Maryland. The fourth-year Duck now has collected 10 multi-hit games this season…With the victory, the Ducks guaranteed themselves a winning record on the homestand. The Flock also earned their 11th come-from-behind victory of the year and are now 16-2 when holding opponents to three runs or less.

 

GAME DATE: 06/11/2013
Bridgeport Bluefish  1 AT Long Island Ducks  8

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
D.Mayora 2B         4  0  0  0  .290  D.Perales DH        3  0  1  2  .268
A.Krum LF           4  0  1  0  .321  B.Nelson 3B         4  1  3  0  .257
A.Gomez DH          4  0  0  0  .310  B.Broussard 1B      4  1  2  0  .359
P.Redman RF         3  0  0  0  .244  B.Hall SS           3  2  1  3  .250
L.Lopez 3B          4  0  1  0  .311  J.Brodin LF         3  1  1  0  .313
V.Diaz 1B           4  0  1  0  .250  A.Bailey RF         3  0  0  1  .257
J.Simmons CF        4  0  0  0  .188  R.Castro C          3  1  2  0  .252
L.Rodriguez C       3  1  1  1  .265  P.Phillips 2B       3  2  1  0  .258
B.Chaves SS         3  0  2  0  .211  R.Kiniry CF         4  0  0  0  .227
                   33  1  6  1                           30  8 11  6

Bridgeport           0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  6  2
L Island             0 0 0   3 1 4   0 0 x -  8 11  1
2B--B.Nelson (11), P.Phillips (5). HR--L.Rodriguez (2), B.Hall (2).
RBI--L.Rodriguez (17), D.Perales  2 (35), B.Hall  3 (10), A.Bailey (23).
HP--D.Mayora (4). SF--D.Perales (5), A.Bailey (3). SB--R.Kiniry (5).
CS--J.Brodin (3). E--V.Diaz (2), K.Villa (1), B.Nelson (7). 
LOB--Bridgeport 9, L Island 4. DP--P. Redman(RF) - V. Diaz(1B), B.
Chaves(SS) - D. Mayora(2B) - V. Diaz(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
K.Villa (L,0-1)                 5.1   9   8   6   4   7   1   10.13
M.Sommo                         1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.60
K.Texeira                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    4.57
                                8    11   8   6   4   9   1
 L Island
C.Graham (W,3-3)                7.0   5   1   1   1   7   1    5.23
E.Niesen                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.01
T.Hose                          1.1   1   0   0   1   0   0    3.92
                                9     6   1   1   2   7   1
WP--K.Villa (1), M.Sommo (4). HB--C.Graham (5). SO--A.Krum, A.Gomez 2,
J.Simmons 3, B.Chaves, D.Perales, B.Nelson, B.Broussard, B.Hall, J.Brodin
2, P.Phillips, R.Kiniry 2. BB--L.Rodriguez, B.Chaves, B.Hall, J.Brodin,
R.Castro, P.Phillips. BF--K.Villa 27 (27), M.Sommo 6 (71), K.Texeira 3
(99), C.Graham 28 (184), E.Niesen 2 (108), T.Hose 6 (92). P-S--K.Villa
94-57, M.Sommo 26-19, K.Texeira 14-8, C.Graham 99-62, E.Niesen 13-8, T.Hose
15-9. 
T--2:43.  A--4622
Rain delay of 42 minutes between the top and bottom of the third inning

Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Hensel, Field Ump #1 - Hank Himmanen, Field Ump #2 - Allan Reyes

 

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