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SKEETERS EDGE DUCKS WITH NINTH INNING RALLY

Long Island falls short after long rain delay

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 7, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 6-5 on Sunday evening in the final game of a seven-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series finale

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Lew Ford’s sacrifice fly to right field off Skeeters starter Steve Hammond. Following a rain delay that lasted four hours and 45 minutes, the Skeeters tied the game in the third on Rene Tosoni’s RBI double to right off Ducks starter John Brownell.

Long Island reclaimed the lead in the fifth on a two-run home run to left by Brendan Harris. Another run in the sixth on a RBI infield single by Jan Vazquez increased the advantage to 4-1. Sugar Land closed to within one on a two-run double to left by Michael Rockett in the bottom of the frame. However, the Ducks answered with a sac fly to right from Adam Bailey in the seventh, making the score 5-3.

It stayed that way until the ninth when the Skeeters rallied for three runs to win the game. Travis Scott’s RBI double to left, a run-scoring fielding error by Harris and a walk-off RBI double to center by Ryan Langerhans did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Brownell lasted six and one-third innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out one. Hammond surrendered four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks with one strikeout in five and one-third innings. Gary Majewski (8-3) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless ninth inning. David Kopp (1-2) suffered the loss, yielding three runs (one earned) on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Vazquez led the Flock with two hits, while Harris finished with two RBI and two runs scored.

The Ducks return 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. Former Mets and Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden will also be in attendance in conjunction with PinkTie.org.

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 video and audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

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Game Date: 09/07/2014
Long Island Ducks  5 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini CF        4  1  0  0  .298  A.Godwin CF         3  0  0  0  .242
B.Harris 3B         3  2  1  2  .305  R.Tosoni RF         4  0  2  1  .200
L.Ford DH           3  0  1  1  .347  D.Young 1B          4  1  0  0  .288
A.Bailey LF         3  0  0  1  .304  R.Langerhans DH     5  1  3  1  .272
C.Retherford 1B     3  1  1  0  .333  D.Almonte LF        3  0  0  0  .208
C.Puckett 2B        4  0  1  0  .286  D.Ramos 3B,SS       3  1  1  0  .283
J.Brodin RF         4  0  0  0  .255  T.Jennings C        4  0  0  0  .298
J.Vazquez C         4  0  2  1  .211  M.Rockett 3B,SS     4  1  3  2  .227
D.Lyons SS          3  1  0  0  .250  B.Hunt 2B           3  1  1  0  .273
                                       T.Scott PH         1  1  1  1  .228
                   31  5  6  5                           34  6 11  5

L Island             1 0 0   0 2 1   1 0 0 -  5  6  1
Sugar Land           0 0 1   0 0 2   0 0 3 -  6 11  2
2B--R.Tosoni (1), R.Langerhans (15), M.Rockett (10), T.Scott (14).
HR--B.Harris (8). RBI--B.Harris  2 (47), L.Ford (88), A.Bailey (84),
J.Vazquez (17), R.Tosoni (3), R.Langerhans (51), M.Rockett  2 (36), T.Scott
(46). SF--L.Ford (7), A.Bailey (5). SH--F.Lentini (0), A.Godwin 2 (0),
D.Ramos (0). E--B.Harris (12), M.Rockett 2 (9). 
LOB--L Island 6, Sugar Land 8. DP--A. Johnston(P) - B. Hunt(2B) - D.
Young(1B), C. Puckett(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - C. Retherford(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
J.Brownell                      6.1   8   3   3   3   1   0    3.73
T.Organ                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.98
B.Lorin                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.90
D.Kopp (L,1-2)                  0.2   3   3   1   0   0   0    2.70
                              8.2    11   6   4   3   2   0
 Sugar Land
S.Hammond                       5.1   5   4   3   3   1   1    3.34
A.Johnston                      1.0   1   1   1   1   0   0    2.88
B.Kozlowski                     0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.70
J.Wells                         1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.16
G.Majewski (W,8-3)              1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.97
                                9     6   5   4   4   3   1
WP--A.Johnston (3). SO--B.Harris, A.Bailey, C.Retherford, D.Almonte,
T.Jennings. BB--B.Harris 2, C.Retherford, D.Lyons, R.Tosoni, D.Young,
D.Almonte. BF--J.Brownell 30 (789), T.Organ (52), B.Lorin 3 (196), D.Kopp 6
(123), S.Hammond 26 (619), A.Johnston 4 (100), B.Kozlowski 2 (240), J.Wells
3 (227), G.Majewski 3 (234). P-S--J.Brownell 82-51, T.Organ 2-2, B.Lorin
11-7, D.Kopp 20-14, S.Hammond 103-63, A.Johnston 19-11, B.Kozlowski 6-5,
J.Wells 8-4, G.Majewski 15-13. 
T--2:48.  A--5825

Weather: Partly Cloudy
Plate Umpire - Ken Langford, Field Umpire #1 - Mike Carroll, Field Umpire #2 - Ryan Moorehead