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BARNSTORMERS OFFENSE OVERCOMES DUCKS

14-run, 21-hit attack leads Lancaster in series opener

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 14-6 on Monday night in the first game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Willis Otanez's solo homer and two-run double along with Adam Bailey's solo blast

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Willis Otanez talk about the game

Lancaster opened the scoring with three runs in the first on a two-run single by Kyle Russell and a RBI single by Travis Denker. Two more runs in the second increased the lead to five, but Willis Otanez’s solo blast in the bottom of the frame cut Long Island’s deficit to 5-1.

Gustavo Molina tacked on another pair of runs in the third with a two-run homer to left, but Bryant Nelson answered back with a RBI single to right in the bottom of the inning. However, four runs in the fifth and another in the eighth for Lancaster put the ‘Stomers up 12-2. Long Island rallied for three in the eighth on a sac fly by Bill Hall and a two-run double by Otanez and one in the ninth on Adam Bailey’s solo blast to right but could not pull even.

Dwayne Pollok (17-3) earned the win, tossing six innings, allowing two runs on four hits with one strikeout. Chris McCoy (0-2) took the loss, surrendering 11 runs on 15 hits in four and one-third innings.

The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their four-game set on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 kids 12 and under in attendance will receive Back to School Lunch Boxes, courtesy of SCOPE Education Services. It’s also an Unused Ticket Day at the ballpark. Fans with unused tickets to a Ducks game earlier this season can exchange them for ones of equal or lesser value at the box office, subject to availability, to Monday’s game. For more information, please CLICK HERE. Southpaw Bill Murphy gets the start for the Ducks against Barnstormers lefty Rich Rundles.

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. Those unable to attend the game can follow all the action live online, with streaming video and audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel, youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

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Duck Tales: Willis Otanez’s solo homer to left was his second longball of the season and second in as many games. On Sunday, the former big leaguer tied the game with a solo blast in the bottom of the eighth inning. Otanez also collected three RBI on the night to earn his first three-RBI game and second multi-RBI contest… With a homer in the ninth inning, Adam Bailey extended his on-base streak to 14 consecutive games. He has also now hit safely in 11 of those 14 games. The longball was Bailey’s 14th of the season which ties him for the team lead with Bill Hall. The Ducks have now hit 107 homers on the season and have gone deep in five of their last six games, including back-to-back multi-homer games…With two hits in the game, Bryant Nelson picked up his 29th two-hit game on the season, the most among active Ducks players this season. The switch hitter now has a total of 35 multi-hit games in 2013. Otanez had two hits to earn his fourth two-hit and multi-hit game of the year.
 

 

GAME DATE: 08/26/2013
Lancaster Barnstormers  14 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Owens CF          6  2  3  0  .340  J.Barfield 2B       4  1  1  0  .311
O.Rosario 3B        6  2  4  3  .271  B.Nelson 3B         4  1  2  1  .282
J.Thurston SS       4  1  2  2  .357  B.Hall SS           3  0  0  1  .259
R.Harvey RF         5  0  0  0  .252  W.Otanez DH         4  1  2  3  .205
K.Russell LF        5  2  3  2  .204  R.Strieby LF        4  0  1  0  .278
T.Denker 1B         5  1  2  1  .275  A.Bailey RF         4  1  1  1  .255
A.Contreras 2B      5  2  2  1  .263  R.Henriquez C       4  0  0  0  .249
G.Molina C          5  2  2  3  .230  R.Navarrete 1B      4  0  0  0  .227
K.Howard DH         5  2  3  2  .236  K.Binick CF         3  2  1  0  .269
                   46 14 21 14                           34  6  8  6

Lancaster            3 2 2   0 4 0   0 1 2 - 14 21  0
L Island             0 1 1   0 0 0   0 3 1 -  6  8  0
2B--O.Rosario (30), J.Thurston (1), T.Denker (24), K.Howard (9), W.Otanez
(2). HR--G.Molina (6), K.Howard (5), W.Otanez (2), A.Bailey (14).
RBI--O.Rosario  3 (64), J.Thurston  2 (4), K.Russell  2 (16), T.Denker
(68), A.Contreras (2), G.Molina  3 (24), K.Howard  2 (26), B.Nelson (65),
B.Hall (54), W.Otanez  3 (7), A.Bailey (52). SF--B.Hall (3). SB--K.Binick
(4). 
LOB--Lancaster 7, L Island 3. DP--B. Nelson(3B) - J. Barfield(2B) - R.
Navarrete(1B), R. Navarrete(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
D.Pollok (W,17-3)               6.0   4   2   2   0   1   1    2.95
K.Regas                         1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.08
Z.Braddock                      1.0   3   3   3   1   2   0   30.86
R.Peeples                       1.0   1   1   1   0   0   1    4.26
                                9     8   6   6   1   3   2
 L Island
C.McCoy (L,0-2)                 4.1  15  11  11   2   0   2   11.57
P.Budkevics                     3.2   2   1   1   0   3   0    6.57
D.Herrera                       1.0   4   2   2   0   0   0    6.91
                                9    21  14  14   2   3   2
SO--K.Russell 2, T.Denker, B.Hall, R.Strieby, R.Navarrete. BB--J.Thurston
2, K.Binick. BF--D.Pollok 22 (634), K.Regas 3 (35), Z.Braddock 7 (20),
R.Peeples 4 (234), C.McCoy 29 (64), P.Budkevics 12 (176), D.Herrera 7 (72).
P-S--D.Pollok 80-55, K.Regas 8-4, Z.Braddock 29-15, R.Peeples 9-6, C.McCoy
96-65, P.Budkevics 50-31, D.Herrera 19-11. 
T--2:51.  A--4443
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Frank Leparik, Field Ump #1 - Allan Reyes, Field Ump #2 - Hank Himmanen