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DUCKS BATTER BLUEFISH WITH 18-RUN ATTACK

Long Island guarantees at least a share of the Ferry Cup title

(Bridgeport, Conn., August 19, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 18-1 on Tuesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from Tuesday's offensive onslaught

The Ducks took the lead with a five-spot in the third inning against Bluefish starter D.J. Mitchell. A two-run single to right-center field by Bill Hall and a three-run home run to left by Cody Puckett did the damage. Bridgeport got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the frame on a solo homer to center by James Simmons off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins.

Long Island then exploded for seven more runs in the fourth inning. A RBI single to center by Lew Ford, a bases loaded walk to Hall, a grand slam to right by Adam Bailey and a mammoth solo homer to left by Brandon Bantz highlighted the scoring.

A three-spot in the sixth, courtesy of Puckett’s two-run triple and Joash Brodin’s run-scoring groundout, increased the lead to 15-1. Bill Hall capped the scoring in the seventh with a three-run home run to left.

Blevins (8-3) earned the win, tossing seven innings, allowing one run on eight hits while striking out seven. Mitchell (8-8) suffered the loss, surrendering 11 runs on 11 hits and three walks with one strikeout over three and one-third innings.

Nine of the 10 Ducks batters in the game had at least one hit and one run scored, while six drove in at least one run. Bailey led the way with four hits, while Hall and Puckett each added three. Hall led the Flock with six RBI and four runs.

The Ducks and cross-sound rival Bluefish wrap up the 2014 Ferry Cup Series on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Right-hander Jared Lansford toes the rubber for the Ducks against a Bluefish starter that has yet to be determined. Fans can follow all the action online, with live streaming audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island will return home on Thursday, August 21 to kick off a four-game series against the Somerset Patriots. 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 Back to School Notebooks, courtesy of Dantona Industries. 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: 08/19/2014
Long Island Ducks  18 AT Bridgeport Bluefish  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG
E.Crawford CF       6  3  3  0  .519  K.McMillen DH       0  0  0  0  .000
B.Harris SS         5  2  2  0  .280   C.Buckingham PH    1  0  0  0  .000
L.Ford DH           3  1  1  1  .336   J.Simmons DH       3  1  1  1  .296
 J.Vazquez DH,PH    1  1  1  0  .212   B.Gonzalez C       0  0  0  0  .121
B.Hall 1B           5  4  3  6  .247  S.Burroughs 3B      4  0  3  0  .347
A.Bailey LF         6  3  4  4  .301  R.Castro 2B         4  0  0  0  .252
C.Puckett 2B        5  2  3  5  .280  F.Lewis LF          2  0  2  0  .248
B.Bantz C           4  1  1  1  .274   P.Redman PR,RF     2  0  0  0  .266
J.Brodin RF         5  0  0  1  .251  L.Lopez 1B          4  0  1  0  .212
S.Miranda 3B        5  1  1  0  .202  D.Almonte CF        4  0  0  0  .201
                                      C.Wells LF,RF       4  0  0  0  .218
                                      L.Rodriguez C,P     3  0  1  0  .207
                                      J.Martinez SS       3  0  1  0  .241
                   45 18 19 18                           34  1  9  1

L Island             0 0 5   7 0 3   3 0 0 - 18 19  0
Bridgeport           0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  9  0
3B--C.Puckett (2). HR--B.Hall (3), A.Bailey (15), C.Puckett (8), B.Bantz
(5), J.Simmons (18). RBI--L.Ford (72), B.Hall  6 (14), A.Bailey  4 (70),
C.Puckett  5 (64), B.Bantz (21), J.Brodin (49), J.Simmons (60).
HP--J.Vazquez (9). SH--L.Ford (0). 
LOB--L Island 5, Bridgeport 6. DP--C. Puckett(2B) - S. Miranda(3B) - B.
Hall(1B), C. Puckett(2B) - B. Harris(SS) - B. Hall(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
B.Blevins (W,8-3)               7.0   8   1   1   0   7   1    2.97
R.Whitenack                     2.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.86
                                9     9   1   1   0   9   1
 Bridgeport
D.Mitchell (L,8-8)              3.1  11  11  11   3   1   2    4.17
B.Bonser                        2.2   4   4   4   0   1   1   13.50
J.Bateman                       1.0   3   3   3   0   0   1    4.33
J.Accardo                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.16
L.Rodriguez                     1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.50
                                9    19  18  18   3   3   4
WP--D.Mitchell (12). HB--L.Rodriguez (1). SO--E.Crawford, A.Bailey,
S.Miranda, C.Buckingham, J.Simmons, R.Castro, D.Almonte 2, C.Wells 3,
J.Martinez. BB--B.Harris, B.Hall, B.Bantz. BF--B.Blevins 28 (599),
R.Whitenack 6 (122), D.Mitchell 24 (581), B.Bonser 12 (12), J.Bateman 6
(252), J.Accardo 3 (34), L.Rodriguez 5 (10). P-S--B.Blevins 101-72,
R.Whitenack 27-23, D.Mitchell 75-47, B.Bonser 47-28, J.Bateman 13-11,
J.Accardo 15-10, L.Rodriguez 13-9. 
T--2:54.  A--1290

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