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BROWNELL, DUCKS SHUT OUT CRABS IN SERIES FINALE

Righty earns league-leading 12th win with his first shutout of the year

(Waldorf, Md., August 8, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 6-0 on Friday evening in the finale of a three-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the ballgame

Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-out, two-run home run from Bill Hall to left field off Blue Crabs starter Gabriel Hernandez.

The Ducks opened up the ballgame in the top of the sixth inning with four runs. RBI singles from Brendan Harris, Cody Puckett and Evan Crawford, along with a run-scoring balk highlighted the inning.

Ducks starter John Brownell (12-6) tossed his first complete game shutout of the season. The righty held the Blue Crabs off the scoreboard over nine innings on four hits and three walks while striking out eight. Hernandez (4-8) took the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits with six strikeouts over six innings of work.

Lew Ford and Harris each led the Ducks with two hits apiece.

Long Island will begin a three-game series against the York Revolution Saturday. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. from Santander Stadium. Right-hander Bobby Blevins takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Scott Gorgen. Fans can follow all the action on Long Island’s home for news, traffic and weather 103.9 LI News Radio, and online by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island will return home on Tuesday, August 12 to kick off a six-game homestand with the opener of a three-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive 15th Anniversary Season Commemorative Posters, courtesy of Newsday. 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: 08/08/2014
Long Island Ducks  6 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  0

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini RF        5  1  1  0  .306  J.Mitchell CF       4  0  0  0  .291
B.Harris SS         5  1  2  1  .290  B.Stevens SS        4  0  0  0  .233
L.Ford CF           4  2  2  0  .334  J.Opitz 3B          4  0  1  0  .276
B.Hall 1B           2  2  1  2  .208  L.Murton DH         4  0  0  0  .253
A.Bailey DH         3  0  0  0  .293  C.Ziegler 1B        3  0  0  0  .287
C.Puckett 2B        4  0  1  1  .276  J.Walton RF         3  0  0  0  .215
E.Crawford LF       3  0  1  1  .400  A.Maruszak LF       3  0  0  0  .153
J.Vazquez C         4  0  0  0  .211  A.de San Miguel C   3  0  0  0  .211
S.Miranda 3B        4  0  0  0  .202  A.Zazueta 2B        3  0  3  0  .267
                   34  6  8  5                           31  0  4  0

L Island             2 0 0   0 0 4   0 0 0 -  6  8  1
S Maryland           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  4  1
2B--L.Ford (25). 3B--J.Opitz (3). HR--B.Hall (2). RBI--B.Harris (29),
B.Hall  2 (8), C.Puckett (54), E.Crawford (1). E--S.Miranda (8), B.Stevens
(7). 
LOB--L Island 5, S Maryland 7. DP--C. Ziegler(1B), J. Brownell(P) - C.
Puckett(2B) - B. Hall(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
J.Brownell (W,12-6)             9.0   4   0   0   3   8   0    3.63
                                9     4   0   0   3   8   0
 S Maryland
G.Hernandez (L,4-8)             5.0   8   6   6   2   6   1    5.12
E.Morlan                        2.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.68
B.Grening                       1.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    6.43
O.Santos                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
                                9     8   6   6   4   7   1
SO--F.Lentini 2, B.Hall, A.Bailey, C.Puckett 2, E.Crawford, J.Mitchell 3,
J.Opitz, L.Murton, C.Ziegler, A.Maruszak, A.de San Miguel. BB--B.Hall 2,
A.Bailey, E.Crawford, C.Ziegler, J.Walton, A.Maruszak. BF--J.Brownell 34
(615), G.Hernandez 25 (462), E.Morlan 5 (108), B.Grening 5 (190), O.Santos
3 (14). P-S--J.Brownell 146-88, G.Hernandez 79-59, E.Morlan 19-13,
B.Grening 31-18, O.Santos 5-4. 
T--2:33.  A--6955
 
Plate Umpire - John Distel, Field Umpire #1 - Kris Green, Field Umpire #2 - Kurt Brannin