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DUCKS AND CRABS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER

Flock take game one 3-2; Crabs take game two 2-0

(Waldorf, Md., June 8, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks split a single-admission doubleheader against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Sunday at Regency Furniture Stadium. Long Island won game one 3-2 in 12 innings, while Southern Maryland earned the split with a 2-0 victory in game two.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the doubleheader

The Blue Crabs took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins in game one. Luke Murton, in his first Atlantic League at-bat this year, lined an RBI double off the left field fence to score Jake Opitz from first base.

Long Island evened the scoring in the top of the fifth off Blue Crabs starter Brian Burres. A fielding error by the third baseman Opitz allowed Fehlandt Lentini to score from third and tie up the ballgame. The Ducks loaded the bases later in the inning but failed to capitalize, leaving the game tied at one.

The score remained tied at one until the top of the 12th inning when a two-run, two-out double from Adam Bailey gave the Ducks a 3-1 lead. Southern Maryland responded with a run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to cut the deficit to one, but ultimately stranded the tying run at second base to end the ballgame.

Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision. Blevins tossed eight innings, allowing one run on three hits and four strikeouts. Blevins retired the last 13 batters he faced. Burres worked four and one-third innings, allowing one unearned run on eight hits and four walks. David Kopp (1-0) earned the win thanks to two shutout innings of relief, while Jake Brown (2-2) took the loss after allowing two runs in the 12th inning. Jon Meloan earned his first save of the year despite allowing a run in the bottom of the 12th inning.

Cody Puckett paced the Ducks bats with three hits, while Lew Ford, Joash Brodin, Randy Ruiz and Bailey each pitched in with a pair of hits.

In game two, an RBI single from Dave Sappelt in the bottom of the sixth inning opened up the scoring. Two batters later, a sacrifice fly from Opitz increased the Blue Crabs lead to 2-0, providing the lone runs of the ballgame.

Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision. Ducks starter Casey Barnes tossed five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk. Blue Crabs starter Wade Korpi threw four scoreless innings, allowing four hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Brown (3-2) earned the win in game two after tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Steve Garrison received the loss for Long Island after allowing two runs in one inning of relief. Charlie Manning earned his first save of the year with a scoreless seventh inning.

Long Island takes on Southern Maryland Monday in the series finale. Shaun Garceau (4-1) will toe the rubber for the Ducks against Blue Crabs starter Brian Baker (1-4). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The live broadcast can be heard on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island returns home on Wednesday, June 11 as the Ferry Cup Series returns to Bethpage Ballpark when the Ducks take the on the Bridgeport Bluefish in a three-game series. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Baseball Banks, courtesy of Municipal Credit Union. Tickets for the game and every Ducks regular season home game 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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Game Date: 06/08/2014 GAME ONE
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  2 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini RF        5  1  1  0  .299  J.Kaplan LF         4  0  0  0  .176
C.Puckett 2B        6  0  3  0  .308  A.Sanchez SS        4  0  0  0  .293
L.Ford CF           5  0  2  0  .393  C.Ziegler 1B        4  0  0  0  .261
J.Brodin 1B         6  0  2  0  .256  J.Opitz 3B          5  2  3  0  .269
R.Ruiz DH           5  0  2  0  .293  D.Sappelt CF        5  0  1  0  .283
 J.Myers PR         0  1  0  0  .203  L.Murton DH         4  0  1  2  .250
B.Harris 3B         5  1  0  0  .239  A.Zazueta 2B        5  0  0  0  .257
A.Bailey LF         6  0  2  2  .270  J.Medina C          3  0  0  0  .160
K.Castillo C        4  0  1  0  .238   J.Chavez PR        0  0  0  0  .056
D.Lyons SS          5  0  0  0  .252   A.de San Miguel C  1  0  0  0  .200
                                      J.Mitchell RF       2  0  0  0  .196
                   47  3 13  2                           37  2  5  2

L Island             0 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 2 -  3 13  0
S Maryland           0 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 1 -  2  5  1
2B--A.Bailey (9), L.Murton (1). RBI--A.Bailey  2 (25), L.Murton  2 (2).
SF--L.Murton (1). SH--J.Kaplan (0), J.Mitchell (0). SB--J.Brodin (6),
D.Sappelt (4). E--J.Opitz (6). 
LOB--L Island 14, S Maryland 6. DP--J. Opitz(3B) - A. Zazueta(2B) - C.
Ziegler(1B), J. Opitz(3B) - A. Zazueta(2B) - C. Ziegler(1B), C. Puckett(2B)
- D. Lyons(SS), J. Opitz(3B) - A. Zazueta(2B) - C. Ziegler(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
B.Blevins                       8.0   3   1   1   0   4   0    3.28
E.Niesen                        1.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    3.20
D.Kopp (W,1-0)                  2.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    0.00
J.Meloan (S,1)                  1.0   2   1   1   0   1   0    1.29
                               12     5   2   2   4   5   0
 S Maryland
B.Burres                        4.1   8   1   0   4   0   0    1.64
E.Massingham                    1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.12
D.Thompson                      1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    6.48
J.Warden                        1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    1.37
E.Hamren                        1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.70
E.Morlan                        2.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.12
J.Brown (L,2-2)                 1.0   2   2   2   1   0   0    2.42
                               12    13   3   2   6   4   0
SO--J.Brodin, R.Ruiz, A.Bailey, K.Castillo, A.Sanchez, L.Murton, A.Zazueta,
A.de San Miguel, J.Mitchell. BB--F.Lentini, L.Ford, R.Ruiz, B.Harris,
K.Castillo 2, A.Sanchez, C.Ziegler, J.Medina, J.Mitchell. BF--B.Blevins 26
(244), E.Niesen 5 (94), D.Kopp 8 (13), J.Meloan 5 (27), B.Burres 23 (215),
E.Massingham 5 (80), D.Thompson 5 (41), J.Warden 4 (77), E.Hamren 4 (91),
E.Morlan 6 (32), J.Brown 6 (104). P-S--B.Blevins 106-74, E.Niesen 15-6,
D.Kopp 38-20, J.Meloan 21-13, B.Burres 90-48, E.Massingham 17-12,
D.Thompson 24-13, J.Warden 21-12, E.Hamren 17-10, E.Morlan 16-12, J.Brown
27-14. 
T--3:57.  

Weather: 
Plate Umpire - Joseph DeCrescenzo, Field Umpire #1 - David Speranza, Field Umpire #2 - Dave Turko

 

Game Date: 06/08/2014 GAME TWO
Long Island Ducks  0 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini CF        3  0  1  0  .299  J.Kaplan LF         3  1  2  0  .216
C.Puckett 2B        3  0  0  0  .302  A.Sanchez SS        3  0  0  0  .273
L.Ford DH           3  0  1  0  .392  D.Sappelt CF        3  1  1  1  .284
J.Brodin 1B         3  0  0  0  .251  L.Murton 1B         2  0  1  0  .333
B.Harris 3B         3  0  1  0  .243  J.Opitz 3B          2  0  1  1  .272
A.Bailey RF         2  0  1  0  .273  T.Delmonico DH      3  0  0  0  .271
J.Myers LF          3  0  0  0  .194  A.Zazueta 2B        2  0  1  0  .260
S.Miranda SS        2  0  1  0  .256  J.Chavez RF         2  0  1  0  .100
J.Vazquez C         2  0  0  0  .143  A.de San Miguel C   2  0  0  0  .194
                   24  0  5  0                           22  2  7  2

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 -  0  5  2
S Maryland           0 0 0   0 0 2   x -  2  7  0
2B--L.Murton (2). RBI--D.Sappelt (10), J.Opitz (25). SF--J.Opitz (1).
CS--A.Zazueta (3). E--C.Puckett (8), S.Miranda (3). 
LOB--L Island 4, S Maryland 4. DP--A. Zazueta(2B) - A. Sanchez(SS) - L.
Murton(1B), A. Zazueta(2B) - A. Sanchez(SS) - L. Murton(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
C.Barnes                        5.0   4   0   0   1   0   0    4.57
S.Garrison (L,0-2)              1.0   3   2   2   0   1   0    7.15
                                6     7   2   2   1   1   0
 S Maryland
W.Korpi                         4.0   4   0   0   1   4   0    2.88
J.Brown (W,3-2)                 2.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.25
C.Manning (S,1)                 1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    4.50
                                7     5   0   0   1   5   0
SO--J.Brodin, B.Harris, J.Myers 2, J.Vazquez, T.Delmonico. BB--A.Bailey,
L.Murton. BF--C.Barnes 18 (96), S.Garrison 6 (60), W.Korpi 16 (106),
J.Brown 6 (110), C.Manning 3 (75). P-S--C.Barnes 57-36, S.Garrison 16-13,
W.Korpi 57-39, J.Brown 23-16, C.Manning 12-9. 
T--1:36.  A--2954

Weather: 
Plate Umpire - David Speranza, Field Umpire #1 - Dave Turko, Field Umpire #2 - Joseph DeCrescenzo