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DUCKS DROP NAILBITER IN SUGAR LAND

Skeeters score four in fifth to beat Flock

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 6, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-3 on Saturday night in the sixth game of a seven-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the game in Texas

The Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Brendan Harris and Lew Ford scored on a throwing error by Skeeters starter David Pauley. Ford would score again in the third inning on a fielding error by Delwyn Young to stretch the lead to three.

Sugar Land rallied back to take a 4-3 lead with four runs in the fifth off Ducks starter Doug Arguello. RBI singles by Young, Dominic Ramos and Todd Jennings, along with a bases loaded walk to Denny Almonte, did the damage. Long Island threatened to tie the game in the ninth, but they could not even the score.

Pauley (12-6) picked up the win, tossing seven innings, allowing three runs (none earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out three. Arguello (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in four and one-third innings. Brian Broderick earned his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.

Ford the led Flock offensively with two hits and two runs scored.

The Ducks and Skeeters will wrap up their seven-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 3:05 p.m. EDT at Constellation Field. Right-hander John Brownell takes the mound for the Ducks against Skeeters southpaw Steve Hammond. Fans can follow all the action on Long Island’s home for news, traffic and weather, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. The game can also be heard online 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: 09/06/2014
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini RF        4  0  1  0  .301  A.Godwin CF         4  0  1  0  .245
B.Harris 3B         4  1  1  0  .305  C.Lambin 2B         3  1  2  0  .201
L.Ford CF           4  2  2  0  .347  D.Young 1B          4  1  2  1  .290
A.Bailey LF         3  0  1  0  .306  R.Langerhans DH     4  1  0  0  .268
C.Retherford DH     4  0  0  0  .333  D.Almonte LF        3  0  1  1  .210
C.Puckett 2B        4  0  1  0  .286  D.Ramos SS          4  0  2  1  .283
B.Bantz C           4  0  1  0  .273  T.Jennings C        3  0  1  1  .321
J.Brodin 1B         4  0  1  0  .258  M.Rockett 3B        4  0  0  0  .220
D.Lyons SS          4  0  0  0  .252  B.Hunt RF           4  1  1  0  .271
                   35  3  8  0                           33  4 10  4

L Island             2 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  8  0
Sugar Land           0 0 0   0 4 0   0 0 x -  4 10  5
2B--C.Lambin (12). RBI--D.Young (81), D.Almonte (38), D.Ramos (39),
T.Jennings (7). HP--F.Lentini (4), A.Bailey (3), T.Jennings (2).
E--C.Lambin (19), D.Young (8), M.Rockett 2 (7), D.Pauley (1). 
LOB--L Island 8, Sugar Land 9. DP--M. Rockett(3B) - C. Lambin(2B), D.
Pauley(P) - D. Ramos(SS) - D. Young(1B), C. Puckett(2B) - B. Harris(3B) -
J. Brodin(1B), C. Lambin(2B) - D. Ramos(SS) - D. Young(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
D.Arguello (L,1-1)              4.1   7   4   4   2   4   0    2.95
S.Perez                         0.2   2   0   0   0   1   0    3.14
T.Organ                         1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    2.08
B.Lorin                         1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    1.94
K.Regas                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    7.72
                                8    10   4   4   3   7   0
 Sugar Land
D.Pauley (W,12-6)               7.0   7   3   0   1   3   0    2.34
C.VanAllen                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.29
R.Corcoran                      0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.46
B.Broderick (S,7)               1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.40
                                9     8   3   0   1   6   0
HB--D.Arguello (1), D.Pauley (9), B.Broderick (2). SO--F.Lentini,
C.Retherford, C.Puckett 2, J.Brodin, D.Lyons, A.Godwin, D.Young, D.Almonte
2, M.Rockett, B.Hunt 2. BB--B.Harris, A.Godwin, C.Lambin, D.Almonte.
BF--D.Arguello 23 (80), S.Perez 4 (64), T.Organ 3 (51), B.Lorin 4 (193),
K.Regas 3 (11), D.Pauley 30 (530), C.VanAllen (179), R.Corcoran 2 (231),
B.Broderick 5 (226). P-S--D.Arguello 91-59, S.Perez 14-9, T.Organ 17-8,
B.Lorin 11-9, K.Regas 15-8, D.Pauley 106-69, C.VanAllen 3-2, R.Corcoran
12-10, B.Broderick 15-11. 
T--2:50.  A--7316

Weather: Cloudy, Chance of rain, 92
Plate Umpire - Ken Langford, Field Umpire #1 - 1B Mike Carroll, Field Umpire #2 - 3B Ryan Moorehead

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