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BARNSTORMERS SQUEAK PAST DUCKS IN EXTRAS

10th inning home run dooms Long Island

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 6, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks fell to the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in 10 innings on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series opener

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


Lancaster struck first in the second inning on a RBI double by Casey Frawley off Ducks starter Matt Way. Two more runs in the third inning on a wild pitch by Way and a RBI single by Cole Garner increased the lead to three.

Long Island scored their first run of the game in the third on a sacrifice fly to center by Fehlandt Lentini off Barnstormers starter Chris Schwinden. However, a solo home run to right in the fourth by Lance Zawadzki in the fourth pushed the lead back to three at 4-1. Lew Ford cut the deficit to 4-3 in the sixth with a two-run homer to left and tied the game at four in the eighth with a RBI single to center.

It would stay tied until the top of the 10th when Yusuke Kajimoto hit a solo homer to right to put Lancaster on top for good.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Schwinden tossed six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out six. Way yielded four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two in five innings. Ross Peeples (2-0) got the win after pitching a scoreless two-thirds of an inning. Jeremy Accardo (2-1) suffered the loss, surrendering a run on two hits in two innings of relief. Pete Andrelczyk earned his third save with a perfect 10th inning.

Ford led the Flock at the plate with four hits and three RBI.

The Ducks and Barnstormers will continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive commemorative 15th Anniversary Season Logo Patches. Right-hander John Brownell will take the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Chad Beck.

Tickets for the game and every 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 make the game can follow all the action live on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

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Duck Tales: With four hits in the game, Lew Ford earned his second consecutive multi-hit game and third multi-hit game of the year. His four hits were the most by a Duck in a single game this season. With two hits, Chris McClendon picked up his second multi-hit game of the season and first since Opening Night at Somerset on April 25…Ford’s home run was his second of the season. The fifth-year Duck hit a three-run homer on May 1 in game one of a doubleheader at Southern Maryland. Long Island has now gone deep in six of their last seven games…The Ducks bullpen combined to pitch five innings today and allowed just one earned run. The relievers have now combined to give up just five earned runs over 43 and one-third innings this season, which is good for a 1.05 ERA. In that span, they have allowed 35 hits and 14 walks while striking out 40…Tuesday’s crowd of 3,917 at Bethpage Ballpark increased the all-time attendance at the Duck Pond to 5,964,223. Long Island is now just 35,777 fans away from reaching the magical 6 million fan mark. Upon doing so, the Ducks will have achieved the milestone faster than any other professional sports team with a ballpark the size of Bethpage Ballpark (capacity 6,002).

 

Game Date: 05/06/2014
Lancaster Barnstormers  5 AT Long Island Ducks  4 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
G.Golson RF         3  1  0  0  .220  F.Lentini RF        3  0  0  1  .237
Y.Kajimoto 2B       5  1  1  1  .368  C.McClendon 3B      5  2  2  0  .188
B.Gailen CF         5  1  2  0  .488  J.Brodin 1B         5  0  1  0  .167
C.Garner LF         5  0  2  1  .276  L.Ford CF           5  1  4  3  .325
T.Delmonico DH      4  1  0  0  .154  A.Bailey LF         4  0  0  0  .156
A.Gallagher 1B      4  0  1  0  .267  R.Strieby DH        5  0  0  0  .229
C.Frawley 3B        4  0  1  1  .273  C.Puckett 2B        4  0  1  0  .237
L.Zawadzki SS       4  1  2  1  .216  B.Peacock C         3  1  1  0  .294
J.Apodaca C         3  0  1  0  .250   J.Myers PR         0  0  0  0  .250
                                       K.Castillo C       0  0  0  0  .190
                                      D.Lyons SS          4  0  1  0  .214
                   37  5 10  4                           38  4 10  4

Lancaster            0 1 2   1 0 0   0 0 0   1 -  5 10  2
L Island             0 0 1   0 0 2   0 1 0   0 -  4 10  0
2B--C.Frawley (3), C.Puckett (1). HR--Y.Kajimoto (2), L.Zawadzki (1),
L.Ford (2). RBI--Y.Kajimoto (7), C.Garner (4), C.Frawley (6), L.Zawadzki
(4), F.Lentini (8), L.Ford  3 (11). SF--F.Lentini (1). SH--G.Golson (0).
SB--C.Garner (2). CS--L.Zawadzki (1). E--Y.Kajimoto (1), C.Schwinden (1). 
LOB--Lancaster 6, L Island 8. DP--D. Lyons(SS) - C. Puckett(2B) - J.
Brodin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
C.Schwinden                     6.0   6   3   2   0   6   1    2.25
J.Richardson                    1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
B.Downs                         1.0   3   1   1   1   2   0    4.50
S.Watanabe                      0.1   0   0   0   2   0   0    1.69
R.Peeples (W,2-0)               0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
P.Andrelczyk (S,3)              1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    4.26
                               10    10   4   3   3  12   1
 L Island
M.Way                           5.0   5   4   4   3   2   1    4.50
J.Lansford                      1.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
S.Garrison                      2.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
J.Accardo (L,2-1)               2.0   2   1   1   0   1   1    2.46
                               10    10   5   5   3   4   2
WP--C.Schwinden (1), M.Way (1). PB--K.Castillo. SO--C.Garner, T.Delmonico,
A.Gallagher, L.Zawadzki, F.Lentini, C.McClendon 2, L.Ford, A.Bailey,
R.Strieby 4, C.Puckett, B.Peacock, D.Lyons. BB--G.Golson, T.Delmonico,
J.Apodaca, F.Lentini, A.Bailey, B.Peacock. BF--C.Schwinden 24 (63),
J.Richardson 4 (15), B.Downs 6 (24), S.Watanabe 3 (20), R.Peeples 2 (21),
P.Andrelczyk 3 (29), M.Way 23 (42), J.Lansford 3 (25), S.Garrison 7 (21),
J.Accardo 8 (28). P-S--C.Schwinden 96-72, J.Richardson 13-11, B.Downs
24-13, S.Watanabe 15-6, R.Peeples 3-2, P.Andrelczyk 15-11, M.Way 88-51,
J.Lansford 10-6, S.Garrison 18-11, J.Accardo 25-13. 
T--3:10.  A--3917

Plate Umpire - Manolo Alejandro, Field Umpire #1 - Richard Katz, Field Umpire #2 - Frank Leparik