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OFFENSE EXPLODES IN SERIES-CLINCHING WIN

Long Island wins fifth consecutive series


(Central Islip, N.Y., July 21, 2013)
– The Long Island Ducks defeated the Camden Riversharks 10-4 on Sunday night in the finale of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the offensive showcase

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Nick DeBarr and Bryant Nelson talk about the win

Ramon Castro opened the scoring with a two-run single to left field in the first inning for the Ducks. Camden scored a run on a fielder’s choice in the second, but Bill Hall answered back with a RBI double in the third. Castro and Adam Bailey stroked RBI singles in the fifth inning to stretch the Long Island lead to four.

Bryant Nelson added a RBI single in the sixth inning for Long Island, but Valentino Pascucci hit a solo home run, and Michael Grieco singled home a run for the Riversharks in the top of the seventh inning to cut the lead to three. Dionys Cesar drove in a run with single in the eighth inning for Camden, but the Ducks scored four runs in the bottom of the frame to put the game out of reach.

Ducks starter Nick DeBarr (2-6) picked up the win, throwing six innings of one-hit, three-run ball. Camden starter Jake Hale (1-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on 12 hits in six innings.

Nelson led the Ducks with four hits while Hall and Ramon Castro each had three. Castro drove in four runs while Nelson scored four runs.

The Ducks hit the road to open a three-game set with the Riversharks Monday night. First pitch from Campbell’s Field is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.. Right-hander John Brownell is slated to start for the Ducks against Camden righty Josh Walter. Fans can follow all the action on the Ducks official YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

Long Island returns home on Monday, July 29 to take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. It’s Irish Night at the ballpark, and Souvenir Cups will go out to the first 1,500 fans, courtesy of Shandon Court. 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.

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Duck Tales: Nick DeBarr threw six no-hit innings for the second time this season. The first time occurred in his first start of the season on April 21 at Sugar Land when he had a perfect game for six innings…Ramon Castro recorded his second four-RBI game and sixth multi-RBI game overall. He also had three hits for the third time, and his 13th multi-hit game overall…Bryant Nelson posted his first four-hit game and 25th multi-hit game overall. He joins Josh Barfield, Danny Perales and Joash Brodin as Ducks with four hits in a game this season. Nelson also scored four runs, becoming the first Duck to do so in a single game this season…Bill Hall put up his third three-hit game and ninth multi-hit game overall. He also drove in two runs for the fifth time in 2013. He has nine multi-RBI games on the campaign…Joash Brodin picked up his 27th two-hit game and 37th multi-hit game overall. He leads the Ducks in both categories. Brodin has now hit safely in seven consecutive games and in nine of his last 10 contests…Adam Bailey posted his 20th two-hit game and 23rd multi-hit game on the season…The Ducks have now won all five series they have played in the second half of the season and are a season-best eight games over .500 at 12-4.


GAME DATE: 07/21/2013
Camden Riversharks  4 AT Long Island Ducks  10

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Camden             AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Y.Gomez LF          5  0  0  0  .296  J.Brodin LF         4  2  2  0  .337
W.Valdez SS         4  1  1  0  .267  J.Barfield 2B       5  1  1  0  .300
D.Cesar 3B          5  0  1  1  .245  B.Nelson 3B         4  4  4  1  .287
V.Pascucci DH       3  2  2  1  .288  B.Hall DH           5  2  3  2  .275
D.Young 1B          1  0  0  0  .223  R.Castro C          5  0  3  4  .251
D.Jimenez 2B        2  1  0  0  .205  A.Bailey RF         4  0  2  1  .258
J.Drennen RF        2  0  0  1  .205  R.Navarrete 1B      4  0  0  0  .242
 B.Reynolds PH,RF   2  0  0  0  .235  K.Binick CF         5  0  0  0  .255
M.Grieco C          4  0  1  1  .250  D.Lyons SS          3  1  1  0  .221
B.Rice CF           4  0  1  0  .294       
                   32  4  6  4                           39 10 16  8

Camden               0 1 0   0 0 0   2 1 0 -  4  6  0
L Island             2 0 1   0 2 1   0 4 x - 10 16  0
2B--J.Barfield (14), B.Nelson (19), B.Hall (11), A.Bailey (17).
HR--V.Pascucci (7). RBI--D.Cesar (20), V.Pascucci (15), J.Drennen (29),
M.Grieco (1), B.Nelson (44), B.Hall  2 (34), R.Castro  4 (24), A.Bailey
(35). HP--V.Pascucci (2). SH--D.Young (0). SB--W.Valdez (18), J.Brodin
(11), B.Nelson (3). 
LOB--Camden 8, L Island 10. DP--W. Valdez(SS) - D. Jimenez(2B) - D.
Young(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Camden
J.Hale (L,1-1)                  6.0  12   6   6   2   2   0    4.97
A.Johnston                      1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    5.00
J.Ellis                         0.1   3   4   4   2   1   0    5.23
R.Kulik                         0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0    7.14
                                8    16  10  10   5   5   0
 L Island
N.DeBarr (W,2-6)                6.0   1   3   3   4   2   1    6.15
E.Threets                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    5.40
T.Hose                          0.0   2   1   1   1   0   0    4.08
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.88
D.Herrera                       1.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
                                9     6   4   4   5   3   1
WP--A.Johnston (1), J.Ellis 4 (6). HB--N.DeBarr (7). SO--W.Valdez,
D.Jimenez, B.Rice, J.Brodin, B.Hall, R.Navarrete, K.Binick 2. BB--W.Valdez,
D.Young 2, D.Jimenez 2, J.Brodin, B.Nelson, A.Bailey, R.Navarrete, D.Lyons.
BF--J.Hale 31 (217), A.Johnston 4 (123), J.Ellis 6 (145), R.Kulik 3 (247),
N.DeBarr 24 (318), E.Threets 4 (35), T.Hose 3 (128), J.Lansford 3 (106),
D.Herrera 5 (8). P-S--J.Hale 105-69, A.Johnston 13-8, J.Ellis 25-10,
R.Kulik 12-10, N.DeBarr 104-61, E.Threets 11-9, T.Hose 20-10, J.Lansford
13-7, D.Herrera 14-9. 
T--3:40.  A--5671

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

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