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Three-run seventh gives Ducks comeback victory

(Central Islip, N.Y., July 30, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 5-4 on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the team's 19th come-from-behind win

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Kraig Binick and Daniel Herrera talk about the thrilling victory

The Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the second inning against Blue Crabs starter Ian Marshall on a RBI double to left by Kraig Binick and a RBI single to right by Dan Lyons. Southern Maryland answered with a four-run fourth off Ducks starter Bob Zimmermann to jump in front 4-2. Jose Salas’ run-scoring groundout, Jeremy Owens’ RBI double and a two-run home run by Wladimir Sutil did the damage.

It stayed that way until the seventh when the Ducks scored three to take the lead back. A run-scoring wild pitch, a RBI groundout by Joash Brodin and a RBI single to center by Josh Barfield highlighted the scoring.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Zimmermann allowed four runs on six hits in four innings while Marshall yielded three runs on six hits in six innings of work. Daniel Herrera (1-0) earned the win after pitching a scoreless inning of relief, striking out three, and Beau Vaughan (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning. Jared Lansford earned his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.

Binick, Lyons, and Barfield led the Ducks with two hits apiece.

The Ducks and Blue Crabs continue their four-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at a special time of 5:10 for a charity softball game between QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community) and the Oyster Bay Police Department. It’s the Fifth Annual Fire Safety Awareness Night at the ballpark, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Spiral Notepads, courtesy of Underwriters Laboratories. Southpaw Matt Way gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs lefty Wade Korpi.

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 on the Ducks official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

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Duck Tales: With his single in the first, Bryant Nelson extended his on-base streak to 16 games. In this span, he is batting .355 (22-for-62) with four doubles, one homer, nine RBI, 11 runs and 10 walks...Josh Barfield recorded his 13th two-hit game of the season and 19th multi-hit game of the year. Kraig Binick posted his third two-hit game of the season and fifth multi-hit game overall. Dan Lyons notched his 14th two-hit game of the season and 15th multi-hit game overall…The attendance of 6,224 marked the Ducks’ eighth sellout in 2013 at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks have now hosted 623 sellout crowds in franchise history, an Atlantic League record…Ray Navarrete’s single in the seventh inning was the 997th of his Atlantic League career. Only Jeff Nettles of the Somerset Patriots has collected 1,000 hits in the Atlantic League (1,052). Navarrete also played in his 899th career game. Nettles is the all-time Atlantic League leader in games played with 1,006.

 

GAME DATE: 07/30/2013
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  4 AT Long Island Ducks  5

                                 YTD                                   YTD
S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
R.Osuna DH          4  0  1  0  .301  J.Brodin 1B         3  0  0  1  .319
S.Smith RF          5  0  0  0  .232  J.Barfield 2B       4  0  2  1  .314
J.Julio-Ruiz 1B     4  0  0  0  .320   P.Phillips LF,PR   0  0  0  0  .236
B.Barton LF         4  0  1  0  .271  B.Nelson 3B         4  0  1  0  .289
J.Opitz 2B          4  1  1  0  .278  B.Hall 2B,LF        3  0  0  0  .279
C.Nicolas 3B        4  1  1  0  .210  A.Bailey RF         4  0  0  0  .261
J.Salas C           4  0  1  1  .254  R.Henriquez C       4  1  1  0  .232
J.Owens CF          2  1  1  1  .228  R.Navarrete DH      4  1  1  0  .233
W.Sutil SS          3  1  2  2  .290  K.Binick CF         4  2  2  1  .244
                                      D.Lyons SS          3  1  2  1  .222
                   34  4  8  4                           33  5  9  4

S Maryland           0 0 0   4 0 0   0 0 0 -  4  8  1
L Island             0 2 0   0 0 0   3 0 x -  5  9  0
2B--C.Nicolas (11), J.Owens (11), R.Henriquez (10), K.Binick (5).
HR--W.Sutil (4). RBI--J.Salas (39), J.Owens (22), W.Sutil  2 (36), J.Brodin
(46), J.Barfield (27), K.Binick (9), D.Lyons (21). HP--R.Osuna (3).
SB--J.Owens (15), B.Nelson (4). E--W.Sutil (8). 
LOB--S Maryland 7, L Island 6. DP--D. Lyons(SS) - B. Hall(2B) - J.
Brodin(1B), W. Sutil(SS) - J. Opitz(2B) - J. Julio-Ruiz(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 S Maryland
I.Marshall                      6.0   6   3   3   1   2   0    3.81
B.Vaughan (L,1-1)               0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0    4.08
K.Mertins                       0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0    4.64
C.Manning                       1.1   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.27
                                8     9   5   5   2   4   0
 L Island
B.Zimmermann                    4.0   6   4   4   1   2   1    4.50
N.DeBarr                        2.0   0   0   0   2   1   0    5.69
D.Herrera (W,1-0)               1.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    0.00
I.Snell                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    5.21
J.Lansford (S,7)                1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    3.66
                                9     8   4   4   3   8   1
WP--B.Vaughan (5), K.Mertins (8). HB--B.Zimmermann (2). SO--S.Smith 3,
J.Julio-Ruiz 3, J.Opitz, C.Nicolas, A.Bailey 3, R.Henriquez. BB--J.Owens 2,
W.Sutil, J.Brodin, B.Hall. BF--I.Marshall 25 (490), B.Vaughan 3 (147),
K.Mertins 3 (187), C.Manning 4 (158), B.Zimmermann 20 (199), N.DeBarr 8
(352), D.Herrera 4 (19), I.Snell 3 (165), J.Lansford 3 (167).
P-S--I.Marshall 90-61, B.Vaughan 9-5, K.Mertins 13-7, C.Manning 17-12,
B.Zimmermann 75-46, N.DeBarr 24-12, D.Herrera 24-15, I.Snell 8-6,
J.Lansford 9-7. 
T--2:55.  A--6224

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

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