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Riversharks rally to take series opener

(Central Islip, N.Y., July 18, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Camden Riversharks 12-4 on Thursday night in the first game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Josh Barfield's RBI triple, Bill Hall's solo homer and Kraig Binick's RBI double


POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Bill Murphy talk about the game


For the third consecutive game, the Ducks put up a two-spot in the first inning. Josh Barfield’s RBI triple to right-center and Bill Hall’s solo home run to center off Camden starter A.J. Battisto gave Long Island a 2-0 lead. Two more runs in the fourth inning on Kraig Binick’s RBI double and Dan Lyons’ run-scoring groundout doubled the advantage to four.

The Riversharks cut the lead in half on Raul Padron’s two-run homer to right in the sixth off Ducks starter Bill Murphy. A seven-run seventh inning put Camden in front for good. RBI singles by Billy Rice, Wilson Valdez and Dionys Cesar along with a three-run homer by Delwyn Young highlighted the inning. Three more runs in the eighth inning closed out the scoring.

Murphy did not factor into the decision, tossing six innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out three. Battisto (3-0) picked up the win, going all nine innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts. T.J. Hose (1-2) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.

Binick led the Flock with three hits while Ralph Henriquez added two.

The Ducks and Riversharks continue their four-game set on Friday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Forest Green Ducks Logo Caps, courtesy of Westbury Toyota. The Ducks will also be running their Friday Night Pizza Hut K-Man promotion, and it’s also Outback Steakhouse Fridays at the ballpark. Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for $5 off with a purchase of two lunch entrées at Outback Steakhouse to fans. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann toes the rubber for Long Island against Camden righty Scott Gorgen.

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 on the radio home of the Ducks, 103.9-FM WRCN, and online, with streaming video and audio on the Ducks official YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

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Duck Tales: Bill Hall’s solo homer in the first was his eighth of the season. All eight of his longballs have come at Bethpage Ballpark. The former big leaguer has now hit four home runs in the Ducks’ last 11 games. The homer was the 80th by the Ducks this season, which leads the Atlantic League...With two doubles in the game, Kraig Binick tied the single game-high by a Ducks batter this season. Josh Barfield was the most recent Duck to have two doubles in a game, doing so on Wednesday against Southern Maryland…Bill Murphy turned in his third consecutive quality start. He has gone six innings in each of his last three starts, allowing three earned runs or less each time out. In that span, he has gone 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 18 innings…With three hits in the game, Kraig Binick earned his first three-hit game and third multi-hit contest. Ralph Henriquez collected his seventh multi-hit game of the year with two hits on the night.

 

GAME DATE: 07/18/2013
Camden Riversharks  12 AT Long Island Ducks  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Camden             AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Y.Gomez LF          3  1  1  0  .302  J.Brodin LF         5  1  1  0  .332
W.Valdez SS         5  2  1  1  .270  J.Barfield 2B       3  0  1  1  .306
D.Cesar 3B          5  2  2  1  .260  B.Nelson 3B         3  0  0  0  .276
V.Pascucci DH       3  3  1  3  .254  B.Hall DH           3  1  1  1  .266
R.Padron C          4  1  2  3  .300   A.Armenio DH,PH    1  0  0  0  .111
D.Young 1B          5  1  1  3  .220  A.Bailey RF         4  0  0  0  .253
J.Martinez 2B       3  0  0  0  .244  R.Henriquez C       4  1  2  0  .214
B.Reynolds RF       5  1  1  0  .235  R.Navarrete 1B      3  1  1  0  .249
B.Rice CF           4  1  2  1  .268  K.Binick CF         4  0  3  1  .282
                                      D.Lyons SS          4  0  1  1  .216
                   37 12 11 12                           34  4 10  4

Camden               0 0 0   0 0 2   7 3 0 - 12 11  0
L Island             2 0 0   2 0 0   0 0 0 -  4 10  1
2B--B.Reynolds (8), K.Binick 2 (2). 3B--J.Barfield (1). HR--V.Pascucci (4),
R.Padron (7), D.Young (8), B.Hall (8). RBI--W.Valdez (15), D.Cesar (18),
V.Pascucci  3 (11), R.Padron  3 (38), D.Young  3 (41), B.Rice (12),
J.Barfield (23), B.Hall (31), K.Binick (4), D.Lyons (18). SF--R.Padron (4).
E--D.Lyons (13). 
LOB--Camden 5, L Island 6. DP--D. Young(1B), J. Martinez(2B) - W.
Valdez(SS) - D. Young(1B), Y. Gomez(LF) - R. Padron(C), D. Lyons(SS) - J.
Barfield(2B) - R. Navarrete(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Camden
A.Battisto (W,3-0)              9.0  10   4   4   3   3   1    2.22
                                9    10   4   4   3   3   1
 L Island
B.Murphy                        6.0   3   2   2   2   3   1    6.61
T.Hose (L,1-2)                  0.1   2   3   3   1   0   0    3.77
I.Snell                         0.1   3   4   4   1   0   1    5.03
P.Budkevics                     2.1   3   3   3   2   1   1    7.27
                                9    11  12  12   6   4   3
WP--B.Murphy (3), P.Budkevics (2). SO--V.Pascucci, R.Padron, D.Young,
J.Martinez, A.Armenio, R.Navarrete, D.Lyons. BB--Y.Gomez 2, V.Pascucci 2,
J.Martinez 2, J.Barfield, B.Nelson, R.Navarrete. BF--A.Battisto 37 (96),
B.Murphy 24 (308), T.Hose 4 (125), I.Snell 5 (144), P.Budkevics 11 (88).
P-S--A.Battisto 128-79, B.Murphy 100-59, T.Hose 11-5, I.Snell 13-8,
P.Budkevics 37-19. 
T--2:46.  A--5346

Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Beaver, Field Ump #1 - Tim McCaffrey, Field Ump #2 - Manolo Alejandro

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