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RALLY QUACKS STRIKE AGAIN

Long Island earns fourth consecutive come-from-behind win

(Central Islip, N.Y., July 5, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Camden Riversharks 6-1 on Saturday night at Bethpage Ballpark in the middle game of a three-game series.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the comeback victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Rob Whitenack and Dan Lyons talk about the win

Ducks starter Rob Whitenack and Riversharks starter Greg Miller traded zeroes over the first six innings of the game. Camden finally broke through in the top of the seventh when Carlos Hughes hit a solo home run to right field.

Long Island responded right back in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run triple to right by Dan Lyons. Four more runs came home in the eighth to increase the lead to five. Two-out, two-run singles by Jan Vazquez and Fehlandt Lentini did the damage.

Whitenack did not factor into the decision but threw six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and four walks while striking out two. Mitch Talbot (1-0) got the win despite allowing a run in one inning of relief. Miller (0-5) took the loss, yielding two runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six and one-third innings.

Lyons and Lew Ford led the Flock with two hits apiece, with Lyons reaching base safely in each of his four plate appearances.

The Ducks and Riversharks wrap up their three-game set on Sunday evening. First pitch is slated for 5:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 4:05. Peppa Pig, of the Nick Jr. TV show "Peppa Pig", makes her return to Central Islip. She will be available for autographs and pictures with fans before and throughout the game. In addition, the first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home Yellow and Navy Baseballs, courtesy of Yellow Dog Lawn Care.

It's also a Sunday Family Funday at the Duck Pond! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. The Ducks will also be hosting a food drive in conjunction with Long Island Cares and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Fans are asked to donate non-perishable food items by dropping them off in the collection boxes located on the plaza outside the ballpark. Right-hander Shaun Garceau gets the start for the Ducks against Camden righty and former Duck Nick DeBarr.

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 on Long Island's home for news, traffic and weather, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Live streaming video and audio will also be available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

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Duck Tales: Fehlandt Lentini earned another hit on Saturday and has now hit safely 29 of his last 30 games. In that span, he is batting .381 (48-for-126). Lentini is one of only two players in the Atlantic League that has at least 90 hits (Ford, 93). He currently leads the league in hits (96), doubles (23), stolen bases (30) and at-bats (287)…Lyons earned his second consecutive multi-hit and multi-RBI game with two apiece on the night. The fourth-year Duck now has 10 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI contests…Lentini and Jan Vazquez drove in two runs as well for the Ducks. Lentini has now totaled nine multi-RBI games with Long Island, while Vazquez has earned two multi-RBI games…Lew Ford collected two hits to pull even with Lentini for the team lead in two-hit games with 17. The former big leaguer now has multiple hits in three of his last four games and has nine hits in his last 16 at-bats, good for a .563 batting average. Ford leads the Flock with 27 multi-hit games this year and leads the Atlantic League in RBI (55) and runs (52)…Mitch Talbot made his Ducks debut on Saturday, pitching one inning of relief and earning his first win as a Duck. The former Major Leaguer, who was signed and activated on Monday, spent one season with the Tampa Bay Rays and two with the Cleveland Indians at the game’s highest level…For the third time in four starts this season, Rob Whitenack did not allow an earned run. The Massapequa resident threw three scoreless innings in his debut on June 14 and gave up just one unearned run in six innings on June 21 against Sugar Land in game one of a doubleheader.

 

Game Date: 07/05/2014
Camden Riversharks  1 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Camden             AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Y.Gomez LF          4  0  1  0  .313  F.Lentini RF        5  0  1  2  .334
P.Matera 2B         3  0  0  0  .230  C.Puckett 2B        5  0  1  0  .279
B.Pounds 3B         4  0  0  0  .295  L.Ford CF           4  1  2  0  .362
J.Julio-Ruiz 1B     4  0  2  0  .312  A.Bailey LF         4  1  0  0  .263
R.Strieby DH        3  0  1  0  .292  B.Harris 3B         3  0  1  0  .279
B.Van Kirk RF       4  0  1  0  .254  J.Brodin 1B         3  2  1  0  .253
Z.MacPhee CF        2  0  0  0  .229  J.Myers DH          4  1  1  0  .223
J.Morales C         4  0  1  0  .288  J.Vazquez C         4  1  1  2  .231
C.Hughes SS         4  1  1  1  .200  D.Lyons SS          2  0  2  2  .270
                   32  1  7  1                           34  6 10  6

Camden               0 0 0   0 0 0   1 0 0 -  1  7  2
L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   2 4 x -  6 10  0
2B--J.Julio-Ruiz (12), L.Ford (16), J.Myers (8). 3B--D.Lyons (5).
HR--C.Hughes (1). RBI--C.Hughes (1), F.Lentini  2 (35), J.Vazquez  2 (11),
D.Lyons  2 (20). CS--R.Strieby (1). E--J.Julio-Ruiz (4), C.Hughes (1). 
LOB--Camden 8, L Island 8. DP--C. Puckett(2B) - B. Harris(3B) - J.
Brodin(1B), P. Matera(2B) - B. Pounds(3B) - J. Julio-Ruiz(1B), P.
Matera(2B) - J. Julio-Ruiz(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Camden
G.Miller (L,0-5)                6.1   7   2   2   2   2   0    4.63
D.Blewett                       0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.82
T.Hose                          0.2   3   4   0   2   2   0    1.98
C.Kimball                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.80
                                8    10   6   2   4   6   0
 L Island
R.Whitenack                     6.0   4   0   0   4   2   0    2.00
M.Talbot (W,1-0)                1.0   1   1   1   0   0   1    9.00
J.Accardo                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    4.30
J.Meloan                        1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    1.00
                                9     7   1   1   4   2   1
WP--T.Hose (4). SO--J.Julio-Ruiz, B.Van Kirk, F.Lentini, C.Puckett,
B.Harris, J.Myers 2, J.Vazquez. BB--P.Matera, R.Strieby, Z.MacPhee 2,
B.Harris, J.Brodin, D.Lyons 2. BF--G.Miller 27 (211), D.Blewett 2 (130),
T.Hose 8 (114), C.Kimball (25), R.Whitenack 24 (74), M.Talbot 4 (4),
J.Accardo 4 (127), J.Meloan 4 (69). P-S--G.Miller 97-63, D.Blewett 10-7,
T.Hose 33-16, C.Kimball 5-3, R.Whitenack 93-51, M.Talbot 13-8, J.Accardo
18-9, J.Meloan 18-12. 
T--3:14.  A--4824

Plate Umpire - Fred DeJesus, Field Umpire #1 - Frank Leparik, Field Umpire #2 - Warren Nicholson