Current News

LANSFORD BROTHERS BACK ON LONG ISLAND

Ducks re-sign Jared and Josh for 2014

(Central Islip, N.Y., March 6, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks today announced that they have signed right-handed pitchers Jared and Josh Lansford. The two-time Atlantic League champions and sons of former Major Leaguer Carney Lansford return for their third season as teammates with the Ducks.

“Jared and Josh formed a dynamic duo in our bullpen during both championship runs,” says Ducks president and general manager Michael Pfaff. “Both players were certainly worthy of spots on our pitching staff again this year.”

Jared appeared in 47 games during the 2013 season, good for second on the Ducks behind Ian Snell (50). He compiled a 5-1 record with a 4.29 ERA, nine saves and 48 strikeouts in 50 and one-third innings. The righty’s best stretch came from May 5 through June 17 when he made 18 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. The strong first half earned him a spot in the Atlantic League All-Star Game where he tossed a perfect inning in relief. The 27-year-old then pitched in five postseason games, earning a win while tossing six innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts.

The California native also spent the 2012 season with the Ducks and posted a 2.98 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 47 regular season games. During the playoffs, he picked up a pair of wins, fired six and one-third scoreless innings and struck out eight batters without allowing a walk. Jared was originally drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the 2005 amateur draft and reached the Triple-A level in three consecutive seasons (2009-11).

Josh was third on the Ducks in 2013 with 43 games pitched, and he posted a 3.22 ERA along with 30 strikeouts to just seven walks in 44 and two-thirds innings. The righty went 10 consecutive games without allowing an earned run from June 26 to August 1 and pitched eight consecutive scoreless appearances from August 4 to 19. In four postseason outings, he allowed just one run on four hits while striking out three in three and two-thirds innings.

The 29-year-old pitched in 31 games during the 2012 season with Long Island and struck out 33 batters in 38 innings while earning one save. He followed that up with three more postseason outings, allowing one run while striking out three. The former third baseman was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the sixth round of the 2006 amateur draft and compiled a .256 average with 10 homers and 110 RBI in three seasons before becoming a pitcher. He reached as high as Double-A Tennessee in 2008 and spent two seasons in the Athletics organization before joining the Ducks.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit
www.liducks.com.

###

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Browse by Month »

December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012