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OFFENSE STALLED BY BLUE CRABS PITCHING

Ducks held to three hits as Southern Maryland evens series

(Waldorf, Md., April 28, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 3-0 on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.

Southern Maryland struck for a run in the bottom of the first on Cyle Hankerd’s sacrifice fly to right off Ducks starter Eric Niesen. Another sac fly in the second by Casey Frawley extended the lead to 2-0. Frawley added yet another sac fly in the sixth inning to round out the scoring.

Jake Hale (1-0) earned the win for the Blue Crabs, tossing seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out three. Niesen (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering two runs on five this and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Erik Hamren picked up his first save with a scoreless ninth.

Long Island and Southern Maryland continue their four-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium. Right-hander Mickey Jannis toes the rubber for the Ducks against Blue Crabs southpaw Brian Burres. Fans can follow all the action live online, with streaming audio available via the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks will return home for the 2015 Home Opener on Friday, May 1 when they face the Sugar Land Skeeters. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a Lew Ford Bronze Figurine, courtesy of P.C. Richard & Son. Tickets to the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.

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Game Date: 04/28/2015
Long Island Ducks  0 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
B.Sabatella RF      4  0  0  0  .095  A.DeJesus CF        4  1  2  0  .158
E.Crawford DH       4  0  0  0  .250  F.Lewis RF          3  0  0  0  .333
L.Ford CF           4  0  1  0  .200  J.Opitz 2B          5  0  1  0  .250
J.Morales C         3  0  1  0  .133  C.Hankerd LF        1  0  1  1  .533
C.Puckett 3B        3  0  1  0  .250  D.Ward DH           4  0  0  0  .368
J.Griffin 1B        3  0  0  0  .188  Z.Wilson 1B         3  1  1  0  .091
R.Corona 2B         3  0  0  0  .200  C.Stevenson 3B      3  1  1  0  .182
A.Vega LF           2  0  0  0  .222  G.Molina C          4  0  1  0  .154
D.Lyons SS          3  0  0  0  .250  C.Frawley SS        1  0  0  2  .333
                   29  0  3  0                           28  3  7  3

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  3  0
S Maryland           1 1 0   0 0 1   0 0 x -  3  7  0
RBI--C.Hankerd (1), C.Frawley  2 (2). HP--C.Hankerd 2 (3). SF--C.Hankerd
(1), C.Frawley 2 (2). SB--A.DeJesus (1). 
LOB--L Island 3, S Maryland 12. DP--Z. Wilson(1B), J. Opitz(2B) - C.
Frawley(SS) - Z. Wilson(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
E.Niesen (L,0-1)                5.0   5   2   2   2   3   0    3.60
M.Soren                         0.1   1   1   1   1   0   0   27.03
P.Crider                        1.2   1   0   0   1   2   0    0.00
F.DeJiulio Jr.                  1.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    0.00
                                8     7   3   3   6   5   0
 S Maryland
J.Hale (W,1-0)                  7.0   3   0   0   1   3   0    0.00
F.Nieve                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    2.45
E.Hamren (S,1)                  1.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    0.00
                                9     3   0   0   1   8   0
WP--E.Niesen 2 (2), E.Hamren (1). HB--E.Niesen 2 (2). SO--B.Sabatella,
E.Crawford 2, L.Ford, C.Puckett, J.Griffin 2, R.Corona, A.DeJesus, F.Lewis
3, Z.Wilson. BB--A.Vega, A.DeJesus, F.Lewis 2, Z.Wilson, C.Stevenson,
C.Frawley. BF--E.Niesen 24 (24), M.Soren 3 (3), P.Crider 7 (11), F.DeJiulio
Jr. 5 (5), J.Hale 23 (23), F.Nieve 3 (12), E.Hamren 4 (6). P-S--E.Niesen
94-53, M.Soren 9-4, P.Crider 20-15, F.DeJiulio Jr. 18-8, J.Hale 83-56,
F.Nieve 10-8, E.Hamren 15-11. 
T--2:28.  A--1816