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LANCASTER COMEBACK STUNS LONG ISLAND

Six unanswered runs give ‘Stormers edge in series

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 8-6 on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Lew Ford's first hit, Bill Hall's two-run homer and Bryant Nelson's two-run double

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Lew Ford talk about the game

Both teams traded runs in the first inning. Ryan Harvey’s RBI single off Ducks starter Nick DeBarr and Anthony Contreras’ throwing error which plated Lew Ford accounted for the scoring. A throwing error by Bryant Nelson in the third scored Olmo Rosario to put the ‘Stormers up 2-1, but Bill Hall answered with a two-run home run to left off Lancaster starter Brian Grening in the bottom of the frame to put the Flock up by one.

Long Island tacked on three more in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to left by Ford and a two-run double to left-center by Nelson. However, a run in the fifth and three in the sixth for Lancaster tied the score at six. Two more runs in the eighth inning on RBI singles by Jerry Owens and Joe Thurston gave the Barnstormers the lead for good.

Neither starter factored into the decision. DeBarr allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits in five and one-third innings, and Grening yielded six runs (five earned) on nine hits and four walks in six innings. Brodie Downs (1-2) earned the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief, and Josh Lansford (1-3) took the loss, surrendering two runs on three hits in one inning. Yoslan Herrera earned his eighth save with a scoreless ninth.

Nelson led the Ducks with three hits while Ford, Adam Bailey and Kraig Binick each had two.

The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their four-game set on Thursday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. Catch a rematch of the 2012 Atlantic League Championship Series and the final game of Long Island’s season-long eight-game homestand. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann takes the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers southpaw Derrick Loop.

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: Bill Hall’s two-run homer in the third inning was his team-leading 15th of the season, breaking a tie with Adam Bailey for most on the Ducks. 13 of Hall’s 15 longballs have come at Bethpage Ballpark and two have come on this homestand. Long Island has now hit 108 homers as a team this season, including at least one in five of the last seven games…Bryant Nelson’s infield single in the first inning extended his on-base streak to 17 games. He has also earned at least one hit in 14 of those 17 games. During the streak, he has three doubles, nine RBI and nine runs scored. Nelson also earned his fifth three-hit game of the season and now has a total of 36 multi-hit games in 2013…Lew Ford played his first game of the season as a Duck and first with Long Island since May 16, 2012 before he was signed by the Baltimore Orioles organization. The former big leaguer earned his first multi-hit game with the Flock since May 13 of last year and his first multi-run game since May 5, 2012…With two hits on the night, Adam Bailey earned his 29th two-hit game of the season which ties him for second on the team with Nelson. He now has 33 multi-hit contests on the year. Kraig Binick earned his ninth two-hit game and 13th multi-hit game.

 

GAME DATE: 08/28/2013
Lancaster Barnstormers  8 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Owens CF          4  2  3  2  .343  L.Ford CF           4  2  2  1  .500
O.Rosario 3B        4  2  1  1  .271  J.Barfield 2B       5  0  0  0  .308
J.Thurston SS       4  0  1  1  .364  B.Nelson 3B         4  0  3  2  .286
R.Harvey RF         5  0  2  1  .251  B.Hall SS           4  1  1  2  .259
K.Russell LF        5  0  0  0  .200  W.Otanez DH         4  0  0  0  .176
T.Denker 1B         4  1  2  0  .278  A.Bailey RF         4  0  2  0  .254
A.Contreras 2B      4  1  1  0  .259  R.Henriquez C       2  1  1  0  .251
G.Molina C          4  0  0  0  .227  R.Navarrete 1B      3  1  1  0  .232
K.Haines DH         3  2  1  0  .250   P.Phillips PR      0  0  0  0  .228
                                       R.Strieby 1B       0  0  0  0  .274
                                      K.Binick LF         4  1  2  0  .275
                   37  8 11  5                           34  6 12  5

Lancaster            1 0 1   0 1 3   0 2 0 -  8 11  1
L Island             1 0 2   3 0 0   0 0 0 -  6 12  2
2B--K.Haines (4), B.Nelson (28). HR--B.Hall (15). RBI--J.Owens  2 (42),
O.Rosario (65), J.Thurston (5), R.Harvey (82), L.Ford (1), B.Nelson  2
(67), B.Hall  2 (56). HP--J.Owens (2), J.Thurston (1), R.Navarrete (7).
SF--L.Ford (1). SH--A.Contreras (0). SB--J.Owens 2 (30). E--A.Contreras
(1), B.Nelson 2 (29). 
LOB--Lancaster 8, L Island 8. DP--J. Barfield(2B) - B. Hall(SS) - R.
Navarrete(1B), A. Contreras(2B) - J. Thurston(SS) - T. Denker(1B), O.
Rosario(3B) - A. Contreras(2B) - T. Denker(1B), J. Thurston(SS) - T.
Denker(1B), A. Contreras(2B) - J. Thurston(SS) - T. Denker(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
B.Grening                       6.0   9   6   5   4   0   1    3.74
B.Downs (W,1-2)                 2.0   3   0   0   0   1   0    1.15
Y.Herrera (S,8)                 1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    3.91
                                9    12   6   5   5   2   1
 L Island
N.DeBarr                        5.1   8   5   3   2   2   0    6.95
A.Hinshaw                       0.0   0   1   1   1   0   0   11.17
E.Ramos                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
D.Herrera                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    6.46
J.Lansford (L,1-3)              1.0   3   2   2   0   0   0    3.54
I.Snell                         1.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    4.56
                                9    11   8   6   3   7   0
WP--A.Hinshaw (1). PB--R.Henriquez. HB--B.Downs (6), A.Hinshaw (1), E.Ramos
(1). SO--J.Thurston, K.Russell 3, T.Denker, A.Contreras 2, L.Ford,
W.Otanez. BB--O.Rosario, T.Denker, K.Haines, B.Nelson, B.Hall, W.Otanez,
R.Henriquez 2. BF--B.Grening 29 (477), B.Downs 8 (193), Y.Herrera 4 (185),
N.DeBarr 26 (478), A.Hinshaw 2 (2), E.Ramos 3 (15), D.Herrera 3 (75),
J.Lansford 6 (182), I.Snell 3 (219). P-S--B.Grening 99-58, B.Downs 19-14,
Y.Herrera 18-8, N.DeBarr 79-52, A.Hinshaw 10-3, E.Ramos 9-5, D.Herrera
18-12, J.Lansford 22-14, I.Snell 18-13. 
T--3:35.  A--5282

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

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