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OFFENSE QUIETED IN SERIES OPENER

Ferry Cup Series evened as Ducks fall to Bluefish

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 11, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 3-1 on Wednesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Fehlandt Lentini connects for a RBI single

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Jared Lansford talk about the game

Bridgeport struck first on a leadoff solo home run to left field by Juan Martinez in the third inning off Ducks starter Jared Lansford. The Ducks answered in the bottom of the frame on a RBI single to center by Fehlandt Lentini off Bluefish starter D.J. Mitchell.

It remained tied until the seventh when the Bluefish scored twice on a leadoff solo homer to right by Denny Almonte and a RBI single to left by Martinez.

Mitchell (2-4) earned the win, tossing seven innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out nine. Lansford (2-2) suffered the loss, yielding three runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in six innings. Winston Abreu earned his ninth save with a scoreless ninth.

The Ducks and Bluefish continue their three-game set on Thursday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. It’s the Kids Health and Safety Expo at the ballpark! The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Baseball Chill Packs, courtesy of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Right-hander John Brownell takes the mound for the Ducks against Bluefish southpaw Hunter Jones.

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. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action live on the Ducks official YouTube channel. Live streaming video and audio will be available by CLICKING HERE.

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Duck Tales: Jared Lansford turned in a quality start to continue a streak of strong starting pitching for the Ducks. In their last 10 games, Ducks starters are 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA. In 69 innings during that span, the starters have allowed just 22 runs (20 earned) on 58 hits, with 55 strikeouts to just 14 walks. Long Island has gone 6-4 in those games…With a single in the fourth inning, Randy Ruiz extended his hitting streak to 10 games. During the streak, he is batting .283 (13-for-46) with one triple, one homer, seven RBI and four runs scored. Lew Ford has the longest hitting streak by a Duck this year at 13 games…With a RBI single in the third inning, Fehlandt Lentini extended his hitting streak to six games. During the six games, he is batting .320 (8-for-25) with one double, one homer, five RBI and five runs.

 

Game Date: 06/11/2014
Bridgeport Bluefish  3 AT Long Island Ducks  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Simmons CF        5  0  2  0  .301  F.Lentini RF        4  0  1  1  .301
P.Redman DH         4  0  1  0  .253  C.Puckett 2B        4  0  0  0  .294
R.Castro 2B         3  0  1  0  .259  L.Ford CF           4  0  0  0  .382
J.Towles C          3  0  1  0  .337  J.Brodin 1B         4  0  1  0  .253
J.Mather LF         4  0  0  0  .267  R.Ruiz DH           4  0  1  0  .289
L.Lopez 3B          4  0  1  0  .236  B.Harris 3B         4  0  0  0  .247
D.Almonte RF        4  1  1  1  .186  A.Bailey LF         3  1  1  0  .280
A.Gallagher 1B      4  1  1  0  .250  K.Castillo C        3  0  1  0  .241
J.Martinez SS       4  1  2  2  .214  D.Lyons SS          2  0  0  0  .250
                   35  3 10  3                           32  1  5  1

Bridgeport           0 0 1   0 0 0   2 0 0 -  3 10  1
L Island             0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  5  0
2B--J.Towles (8), A.Gallagher (1), J.Brodin (6). HR--D.Almonte (4),
J.Martinez (3). RBI--D.Almonte (8), J.Martinez  2 (15), F.Lentini (22).
SH--P.Redman (0), J.Towles (0). SB--D.Lyons (4). E--J.Towles (1). 
LOB--Bridgeport 8, L Island 5. DP--J. Lansford(P) - D. Lyons(SS) - J.
Brodin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
D.Mitchell (W,2-4)              7.0   5   1   1   0   9   0    4.02
T.Gustafson                     1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    1.74
W.Abreu (S,9)                   1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.77
                                9     5   1   1   1  12   0
 L Island
J.Lansford (L,2-2)              6.0   7   3   3   1   6   2    4.25
B.Lorin                         1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
J.Lansford                      1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    1.93
J.Accardo                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.50
                                9    10   3   3   1   7   2
WP--J.Lansford (5). PB--K.Castillo. SO--J.Simmons 2, P.Redman, J.Towles,
J.Mather, L.Lopez, J.Martinez, F.Lentini, C.Puckett 2, L.Ford 2, J.Brodin,
R.Ruiz, B.Harris, A.Bailey, K.Castillo, D.Lyons 2. BB--R.Castro, D.Lyons.
BF--D.Mitchell 26 (217), T.Gustafson 4 (87), W.Abreu 3 (53), J.Lansford 26
(165), B.Lorin 5 (64), J.Lansford 4 (75), J.Accardo 3 (85). P-S--D.Mitchell
107-71, T.Gustafson 18-11, W.Abreu 14-10, J.Lansford 96-61, B.Lorin 15-11,
J.Lansford 9-8, J.Accardo 7-4. 
T--2:49.  A--4364

Plate Umpire - Manolo Alejandro, Field Umpire #1 - Derek Moccia, Field Umpire #2 - Fred DeJesus