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SUGAR LAND SHUTS DOWN DUCKS

Skeeters pitching dominant again

(Sugar Land, Texas, Aug. 14, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks fell to the Sugar Land Skeeters 10-2 on Wednesday night in the finale of a six-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the game


The Skeeters opened the scoring with a Josh Pressley two-run double in the first inning off Ducks starter Bob Zimmeramann. Long Island answered with a Bryant Nelson two-run single in the third inning off Sugar Land starter Greg Aquino. The Skeeters retook the lead with five runs in the bottom of the third, keyed by a Ryan Langerhans three-run homer to right field.

Sugar Land added two more runs on sacrifice flies by Koby Clemens and Jeff Dominguez in the fifth inning, and another sacrifice fly in the eighth to wrap up the scoring.

Aquino (7-2) notched the win, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings. Zimmermann (2-3) took the loss, letting up ten hits and nine runs (eight earned) in five innings.

Nelson led the Ducks with two runs batted in.

The Ducks return home on Thursday to take on the York Revolution. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. Right-hander Nick DeBarr gets the call for the Ducks while righty Beau Vaughn starts for the Revolution.

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 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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GAME DATE: 08/14/2013
Long Island Ducks  2 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  10

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Binick CF         3  1  1  0  .258  J.Dominguez 2B      4  2  2  1  .264
A.Bailey RF         3  0  0  0  .254  A.Godwin CF         5  2  2  0  .279
B.Nelson 3B         4  0  1  2  .286  T.Scott 1B          5  2  2  0  .285
B.Hall DH           3  0  1  0  .271  J.Pressley DH       4  1  2  2  .276
 R.Henriquez DH     1  0  0  0  .239  A.Bates LF,RF       3  1  1  2  .320
R.Strieby 1B        3  0  0  0  .289  R.Langerhans LF,RF  4  2  3  3  .282
R.Castro C          4  0  1  0  .254   M.Rockett RF       1  0  0  0  .199
R.Navarrete 2B      4  0  0  0  .243  K.Clemens C         3  0  1  1  .225
P.Phillips LF       4  0  1  0  .228  R.Mitchell 3B       2  0  0  0  .218
D.Lyons SS          2  1  0  0  .201  D.Ramos SS          2  0  0  0  .215
                   31  2  5  2                           33 10 13  9

L Island             0 0 2   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  5  1
Sugar Land           2 0 5   0 2 0   0 1 x - 10 13  1
2B--J.Dominguez (13), T.Scott (17), J.Pressley (15), R.Langerhans (10).
HR--R.Langerhans (4). RBI--B.Nelson  2 (59), J.Dominguez (35), J.Pressley 
2 (39), A.Bates  2 (45), R.Langerhans  3 (23), K.Clemens (58). HP--K.Binick
(4). SF--J.Dominguez (4), A.Bates 2 (5), K.Clemens (4). E--B.Nelson (24),
D.Ramos (11). 
LOB--L Island 6, Sugar Land 8. DP--D. Ramos(SS) - J. Dominguez(2B) - T.
Scott(1B), D. Ramos(SS) - J. Dominguez(2B) - T. Scott(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
B.Zimmermann (L,2-3)            5.0  10   9   8   4   1   1    5.65
P.Budkevics                     1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    7.98
E.Threets                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    6.97
T.Hose                          1.0   1   1   1   0   0   0    5.31
                                8    13  10   9   5   3   1
 Sugar Land
G.Aquino (W,7-2)                6.0   5   2   2   3   8   0    3.54
J.Wells                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    5.35
J.Marshall                      1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.56
A.Miller                        1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    5.07
                                9     5   2   2   3  11   0
PB--K.Clemens. HB--G.Aquino (3). SO--K.Binick, A.Bailey 2, B.Hall 2,
R.Strieby, R.Castro, R.Navarrete 2, P.Phillips, D.Lyons, T.Scott,
R.Mitchell, D.Ramos. BB--A.Bailey, R.Strieby, D.Lyons, J.Pressley,
R.Mitchell 2, D.Ramos 2. BF--B.Zimmermann 29 (259), P.Budkevics 5 (149),
E.Threets 4 (52), T.Hose 4 (172), G.Aquino 26 (314), J.Wells 3 (170),
J.Marshall 3 (169), A.Miller 3 (240). P-S--B.Zimmermann 104-70, P.Budkevics
26-18, E.Threets 14-9, T.Hose 15-10, G.Aquino 98-58, J.Wells 17-10,
J.Marshall 8-6, A.Miller 13-8. 
T--3:07.  A--4450
Rain delay continues as of 8:00 p.m. BILL HALL WAS EJECTED FROM THE GAME IN
THE TOP OF THE 3RD INNING.

Weather: Cloudy, 90, high threat of rain
Umpires: Plate Ump - Dan Kiley, Field Ump #1 - 1B Matt Beaver, Field Ump #2 - 3B Tim McCaffrey