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BOB'S BEAUTY LIFTS LONG ISLAND

Right-hander’s strong start, four-run fourth earn Ducks series split

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 4-1 on Thursday night in the final game of a four-game series and finale of an eight-game homestand at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Lew Ford's two-run double, Ryan Strieby's RBI single and Bob Zimmermann's sixth strikeout

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Bob Zimmermann and Leo Rosales talk about the victory

Lancaster scratched out the game’s first run in the third on a walk, two bunt singles and a sac fly to right by Joe Thurston. Long Island responded with four in the bottom of the inning against Barnstormers starter Derrick Loop. Lew Ford’s two-run double, a run-scoring wild pitch and a RBI single by Ryan Strieby highlighted the inning.

Both starters settled in from that point on. Bob Zimmermann (3-3) earned the win, tossing seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six. Loop (3-6) took the loss, yielding four runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts in seven innings. Leo Rosales earned his 17th save with a scoreless ninth.

The Ducks hit the road for a six-game road trip beginning on Friday with the opener of a three-game series against the York Revolution. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. from Sovereign Bank Stadium. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio home of the Ducks, 103.9-FM WRCN and online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander John Brownell gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Chris Cody.

Long Island returns home on Friday, September 6 to open up a four-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance at Friday’s game will receive Water Bottles, courtesy of Quest Diagnostics. 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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Duck Tales: Bob Zimmermann tied his season-high by tossing seven innings. He previously pitched seven innings on July 14 at Bridgeport. The right-hander also set a personal season-high with six strikeouts. His previous high was five, done on July 24 in a 7-6 win at Camden. In his last three starts, the third-year Duck has allowed just five runs in 19 innings (2.37 ERA) and has gone six or more innings in each of the three…Both pitching staffs combined to allow just one hit over the final six innings of the game after combining for eight in the first three innings. Kraig Binick’s double in the seventh off Derrick Loop accounted for the only hit. Ducks pitching allowed only a walk to Joe Thurston and a hit by pitch to Olmo Rosario after the third…Leo Rosales worked his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance and has yet to allow an earned run in six games since returning from an injury. In six innings during that span, he has allowed just one hit, one unearned run and one walk while striking out 11 batters…Lew Ford drove in two runs to earn his first multi-RBI game of the season. His last multi-RBI game as a Duck came on May 10, 2012 in game two of a doubleheader against York.

 

GAME DATE: 08/29/2013
Lancaster Barnstormers  1 AT Long Island Ducks  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Owens CF          4  0  2  0  .344  K.Binick LF         4  1  1  0  .274
O.Rosario 3B        3  0  2  0  .273  J.Barfield 2B       3  1  0  0  .305
J.Thurston SS       2  0  0  1  .333  L.Ford CF           3  1  1  2  .429
R.Harvey RF         4  0  0  0  .249  B.Hall 3B           4  0  0  0  .256
K.Russell LF        4  0  0  0  .195  R.Strieby 1B        4  0  1  1  .273
T.Denker 1B         4  0  0  0  .275  R.Castro C          2  0  0  0  .253
A.Contreras 2B      3  0  0  0  .233  A.Bailey RF         3  0  0  0  .253
G.Molina C          3  0  0  0  .224  R.Navarrete DH      3  1  1  0  .233
K.Howard DH         2  1  0  0  .234  D.Lyons SS          3  0  1  0  .203
                   29  1  4  1                           29  4  5  3

Lancaster            0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  4  0
L Island             0 0 4   0 0 0   0 0 x -  4  5  0
2B--K.Binick (9), L.Ford (1). RBI--J.Thurston (6), L.Ford  2 (3), R.Strieby
(20). HP--O.Rosario (9). SF--J.Thurston (1). 
LOB--Lancaster 5, L Island 4. DP--J. Owens(CF) - G. Molina(C), J.
Barfield(2B) - B. Hall(3B) - R. Strieby(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
D.Loop (L,3-6)                  7.0   5   4   4   3  12   0    4.15
J.Dowdy                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.46
Z.Braddock                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   27.00
                                8     5   4   4   3  12   0
 L Island
B.Zimmermann (W,3-3)            7.0   4   1   1   2   6   0    4.71
E.Threets                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    7.80
L.Rosales (S,17)                1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    1.60
                                9     4   1   1   2   8   0
WP--D.Loop (7). PB--G.Molina. HB--E.Threets (1). SO--R.Harvey 3, K.Russell
2, T.Denker 2, A.Contreras, J.Barfield 2, B.Hall 3, R.Strieby, R.Castro,
A.Bailey 2, R.Navarrete 2, D.Lyons. BB--J.Thurston, K.Howard, J.Barfield,
L.Ford, R.Castro. BF--D.Loop 29 (375), J.Dowdy 2 (29), Z.Braddock (21),
B.Zimmermann 26 (349), E.Threets 4 (74), L.Rosales 3 (145). P-S--D.Loop
124-81, J.Dowdy 6-4, Z.Braddock 6-3, B.Zimmermann 111-74, E.Threets 11-6,
L.Rosales 11-8. 
T--2:43.  A--4926
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Hensel, Field Ump #1 - Frank Leparik, Field Ump #2 - Hank Himmanen