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DUCKS FALL IN SERIES OPENER

Early runs doom Long Island

(Sugar Land, Texas, Aug. 9, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks fell to the Sugar Land Skeeters 11-3 on Friday night in the opening game of a six-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series opener

Sugar Land opened the scoring with four runs in the first inning against Ducks starter Nick DeBarr. A Travis Scott triple, an Aaron Bates groundout and a two-run home run by Reid Gorecki to left did the damage. The Skeeters added three more runs in the second, three in the third, and another run in the sixth inning.

The Ducks scratched a run off Sugar Land starter Greg Aquino in the sixth inning on a Ralph Henriquez sacrifice fly to centerfield. Long Island added two more in the seventh inning on a wild pitch and a Bryant Nelson sacrifice fly to left to wrap up the scoring.

Aquino (6-2) picked up the win, throwing seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball. DeBarr (2-9) suffered the loss, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) on seven hits in two and a third innings.

The Ducks continue their six-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters Saturday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. EDT from Constellation Field. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio home of the Ducks, 103.9-FM WRCN or online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander John Brownell takes the ball for the Ducks against Skeeters lefty Doug Arguello.

Long Island returns home on Thursday, August 15 when they battle the Revolution in the opener of a four-game series. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. 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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GAME DATE: 08/09/2013
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  11

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Brodin LF         3  1  0  0  .318  J.Dominguez 2B      3  3  2  1  .249
R.Navarrete DH      4  1  1  0  .244  A.Godwin CF         4  1  1  0  .278
B.Nelson 3B         3  0  0  1  .291  T.Scott C           4  1  2  2  .288
B.Hall 2B           2  0  1  0  .274  A.Bates 1B          5  0  2  3  .315
 P.Phillips 2B      2  1  1  0  .232  R.Langerhans LF     3  2  2  1  .236
R.Strieby 1B        4  0  0  0  .303  R.Gorecki RF        4  1  2  3  .218
A.Bailey RF         4  0  1  0  .261   M.Rockett RF       1  0  0  0  .195
R.Henriquez C       3  0  1  1  .235  E.Perez DH          4  1  0  0  .231
K.Binick CF         3  0  2  0  .263  R.Mitchell 3B       4  2  1  0  .215
D.Lyons SS          4  0  0  0  .204  D.Ramos SS          3  0  0  1  .221
                   32  3  7  2                           35 11 12 11

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   1 2 0 -  3  7  2
Sugar Land           4 3 3   0 0 1   0 0 x - 11 12  0
2B--R.Navarrete (17), R.Langerhans (7), R.Mitchell (10). 3B--T.Scott (4).
HR--R.Gorecki (8). RBI--B.Nelson (56), R.Henriquez (20), J.Dominguez (30),
T.Scott  2 (43), A.Bates  3 (40), R.Langerhans (18), R.Gorecki  3 (21),
D.Ramos (48). HP--A.Godwin (7). SF--B.Nelson (4), R.Henriquez (1), D.Ramos
(7). E--B.Hall (4), N.DeBarr (3). 
LOB--L Island 6, Sugar Land 9. DP--B. Nelson(3B) - P. Phillips(2B) - R.
Strieby(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
N.DeBarr (L,2-9)                2.1   7  10   9   4   0   1    6.96
B.Zimmermann                    3.2   3   1   1   2   3   0    4.82
P.Budkevics                     2.0   2   0   0   1   1   0    8.26
                                8    12  11  10   7   4   1
 Sugar Land
G.Aquino (W,6-2)                7.0   5   1   1   1   4   0    3.58
A.Miller                        1.0   1   2   2   1   0   0    5.26
R.Corcoran                      1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.80
                                9     7   3   3   2   4   0
WP--N.DeBarr (6), G.Aquino (4), A.Miller (4). HB--N.DeBarr (9).
SO--R.Navarrete, R.Strieby, A.Bailey, D.Lyons, R.Gorecki, R.Mitchell 2,
D.Ramos. BB--J.Brodin, K.Binick, J.Dominguez 2, T.Scott, R.Langerhans 2,
E.Perez, R.Mitchell. BF--N.DeBarr 19 (394), B.Zimmermann 16 (230),
P.Budkevics 9 (144), G.Aquino 27 (288), A.Miller 5 (233), R.Corcoran 4
(196). P-S--N.DeBarr 67-36, B.Zimmermann 61-36, P.Budkevics 31-20, G.Aquino
82-54, A.Miller 20-13, R.Corcoran 8-7. 
T--3:10.  A--5818

Weather: Clear, 100 Degrees
Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Beaver, Field Ump #1 - 1B Tim McCaffrey, Field Ump #2 - 3B Dan Kiley