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DUCKS KEEP FERRY CUP ON LONG ISLAND

Long Island wins season series 11-9 over Bridgeport

(Bridgeport, Conn., August 20, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 12-7 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three-game series at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. With the victory, the Ducks won the 2014 Ferry Cup Series 11 games to nine and became the first team to win the Ferry Cup title in consecutive seasons.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from Long Island's Ferry Cup clinching win

The Ducks plated three runs in the opening inning against Bluefish starter Kelvin Castro on bases loaded walks to Adam Bailey, Cody Puckett and Evan Crawford. Bridgeport pulled within one in the bottom of the second on a two-run home run to left by J.R. Towles off Ducks starter Jared Lansford.

Long Island responded with a six-run third inning to take a 9-2 lead. RBI singles by Puckett and Brendan Harris, a two-run single from Fehlandt Lentini, a RBI double by Lew Ford and a run-scoring wild pitch highlighted the inning. Bailey’s two-out RBI double to center in the sixth extended the advantage to eight.

Bridgeport closed to within four runs with a four-spot in the sixth. RBI singles by Prentice Redman and Casper Wells, a RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of Ramon Castro and a run-scoring error did the damage. However, a solo homer to left by Brendan Harris and a RBI single to center by Joash Brodin in the eighth put the game out of reach.

Lansford (6-4) picked up the win, tossing six innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four. Castro (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts in two and one-third innings.

Every Ducks starter reached base safely in the game. Ford led the Flock with four hits, three of which were doubles, and scored three times. Harris added three hits, two RBI and three runs.

The Ducks return home on Thursday night 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. Right-hander Shaun Garceau takes the mound for the Ducks against Patriots righty David Harden.

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 online, with live streaming audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

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Game Date: 08/20/2014
Long Island Ducks  12 AT Bridgeport Bluefish  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini CF        5  1  2  1  .311  J.Simmons CF        5  2  2  0  .297
B.Harris 3B,SS      5  3  3  2  .286  S.Burroughs 3B      2  0  0  0  .343
L.Ford DH           5  3  4  1  .341   M.Richard PH,SS    2  1  1  1  .282
B.Hall 1B           1  2  1  0  .256  P.Redman RF         4  1  1  1  .266
 J.Brodin 1B,PH     3  0  1  1  .251  F.Lewis DH          4  1  1  1  .248
A.Bailey LF         3  1  1  2  .301  J.Towles C          4  1  1  2  .300
C.Puckett 2B        4  1  2  2  .282  R.Castro 2B         4  0  1  1  .252
B.Bantz C           5  0  1  0  .270  C.Wells LF          4  0  1  1  .220
E.Crawford RF       4  0  0  1  .452  A.Gallagher 1B      4  0  0  0  .198
D.Lyons SS          3  1  0  0  .265  J.Martinez 3B,SS    4  1  2  0  .244
 S.Miranda 3B       1  0  0  0  .200       
                   39 12 15 11                           37  7 10  7

L Island             3 0 6   0 0 1   0 2 0 - 12 15  1
Bridgeport           0 2 0   0 0 4   0 0 1 -  7 10  0
2B--L.Ford 3 (32), A.Bailey (21), J.Simmons (25), J.Martinez (20).
HR--B.Harris (6), J.Towles (11). RBI--F.Lentini (52), B.Harris  2 (36),
L.Ford (73), J.Brodin (50), A.Bailey  2 (72), C.Puckett  2 (66),
E.Crawford (3), M.Richard (17), P.Redman (52), F.Lewis (29), J.Towles  2
(37), R.Castro (39), C.Wells (7). E--B.Harris (10). 
LOB--L Island 6, Bridgeport 5. DP--C. Puckett(2B) - B. Harris(SS) - J.
Brodin(1B), R. Castro(2B) - J. Martinez(SS) - A. Gallagher(1B), A.
Gallagher(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
J.Lansford (W,6-4)              6.0   6   6   4   1   4   1    3.22
J.Lansford                      0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0    3.22
E.Niesen                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.27
S.Perez                         1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
D.Arguello                      1.0   2   1   1   0   1   0    4.50
                                9    10   7   5   2   7   1
 Bridgeport
K.Castro (L,0-1)                2.1   5   6   6   5   3   0   23.15
L.Rodriguez                     5.2  10   6   6   1   0   1    8.22
J.Bateman                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.26
                                9    15  12  12   6   3   1
WP--J.Lansford (2), K.Castro 2 (2), L.Rodriguez 2 (2). SO--F.Lentini,
B.Bantz 2, J.Simmons, P.Redman, F.Lewis 2, R.Castro, A.Gallagher 2.
BB--B.Hall, A.Bailey 2, C.Puckett, E.Crawford, D.Lyons, M.Richard,
P.Redman. BF--J.Lansford 26 (533), J.Lansford 4 (159), E.Niesen (206),
S.Perez 3 (25), D.Arguello 5 (8), K.Castro 16 (16), L.Rodriguez 26 (36),
J.Bateman 3 (255). P-S--J.Lansford 109-69, J.Lansford 15-8, E.Niesen 5-3,
S.Perez 5-4, D.Arguello 13-9, K.Castro 74-36, L.Rodriguez 78-50, J.Bateman
12-6. 
T--3:09.  A--1655

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