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DUCKS STUN SKEETERS WITH FOUR-RUN NINTH

Brownell earns 13th win to tie for league lead

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-3 on Tuesday night in the opener of a seven-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the dramatic comeback victory

Long Island struck for a run in the opening inning on Bill Hall’s two-out RBI single to left off Sugar Land starter Steve Hammond. The Skeeters tied the game in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly to center from Michael Rockett off Ducks starter John Brownell.

Adam Godwin gave the Skeeters their first lead in the fifth with a two-run single to center. It stayed that way until the ninth when the Ducks rallied for four runs off Gary Majewski. RBI singles by Lew Ford and C.J. Retherford, along with a two-run double by Cody Puckett, did the damage.

Brownell (13-8) earned the win, yielding three runs on nine hits with two strikeouts over eight innings of work. Hammond did not factor into the decision, tossing six innings, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out six. Majewski (7-3) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits in one inning. David Kopp earned his fifth save with a perfect ninth.

Five different Ducks had two hits to pace the offense. Puckett led the way with two RBI, while Brendan Harris scored twice.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their seven-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. EDT at Constellation Field. Right-hander Bobby Blevins takes the mound for Long Island against Sugar Land righty Clint Everts. Fans can follow all the action online, with live streaming audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, September 9 to begin a three-game series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. It will be the Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the ballpark, presented by PinkTie.org/1st Equity Title & Closing Services/Steiner Sports. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative T-Shirts, and Ducks staff members will also be handing out Commemorative Pamphlets. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Pyrotecnico Fireworks Extravaganza. 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: 09/02/2014
Long Island Ducks  5 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini RF        5  0  0  0  .307  A.Godwin CF         4  0  2  2  .252
B.Harris 3B,SS      3  2  2  0  .301  R.Tosoni 1B         4  0  0  0  .000
L.Ford CF           5  1  2  1  .347  D.Young DH          4  0  2  0  .286
A.Bailey LF         5  1  1  0  .307  T.Scott C           4  0  1  0  .222
B.Hall DH           2  0  2  1  .261  C.Lambin 2B         4  0  0  0  .198
 B.Bantz DH,PR      3  0  1  0  .276  D.Ramos SS          4  1  1  0  .275
C.Retherford 1B,3B  4  1  2  1  .500  D.Almonte LF        4  0  1  0  .207
C.Puckett 2B        4  0  2  2  .289  M.Rockett 3B        3  1  1  1  .221
J.Brodin 1B         3  0  0  0  .256  B.Hunt RF           3  1  1  0  .293
 D.Lyons SS         2  0  0  0  .254       
J.Vazquez C         3  0  0  0  .208       
                   39  5 12  5                           34  3  9  3

L Island             1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 4 -  5 12  0
Sugar Land           0 1 0   0 2 0   0 0 0 -  3  9  0
2B--B.Hall (4), C.Puckett (13), D.Young (23), B.Hunt (2). RBI--L.Ford (84),
B.Hall (18), C.Retherford (1), C.Puckett  2 (72), A.Godwin  2 (18),
M.Rockett (32). SF--M.Rockett (3). SB--B.Hall (1). 
LOB--L Island 12, Sugar Land 5. DP--C. Puckett(2B) - B. Harris(SS) - J.
Brodin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
J.Brownell (W,13-8)             8.0   9   3   3   0   2   0    3.72
D.Kopp (S,5)                    1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.54
                                9     9   3   3   0   2   0
 Sugar Land
S.Hammond                       6.0   5   1   1   3   6   0    3.28
R.Corcoran                      1.0   0   0   0   2   1   0    2.61
B.Broderick                     1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    2.36
G.Majewski (L,7-3)              1.0   5   4   4   0   0   0    2.96
                                9    12   5   5   5   8   0
PB--T.Scott. SO--F.Lentini 2, A.Bailey 4, C.Retherford, J.Vazquez, T.Scott,
C.Lambin. BB--B.Harris 2, C.Retherford, C.Puckett, J.Vazquez.
BF--J.Brownell 32 (759), D.Kopp 3 (113), S.Hammond 26 (593), R.Corcoran 5
(218), B.Broderick 5 (209), G.Majewski 8 (222). P-S--J.Brownell 107-71,
D.Kopp 8-6, S.Hammond 99-64, R.Corcoran 24-14, B.Broderick 13-10,
G.Majewski 24-19. 
T--2:59.  A--4751

Weather: sunny scattered showers
Plate Umpire - Rodney Galloway, Field Umpire #1 - Ken Langford, Field Umpire #2 - Reggie Ligons