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REDMAN LIFTS DUCKS TO WADDLE-OFF WIN

Long Island takes series from Camden in extras

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 24, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Camden Riversharks 3-2 in 10 inings on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the series finale victory

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Prentice Redman talk about the waddle-off win

Camden plated the first run in the opening inning when Brandon Chaves scored on a double play grounder. Long Island knotted the score in the second on a RBI double to left field by Delta Cleary, Jr. off of Riversharks starter Fu-Te Ni.

It stayed 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth when a sacrifice fly to left off the bat of Bryan Sabatella put the Ducks in front 2-1. The Ducks would hold that lead until the ninth inning when Mike Costanzo tied the game with a two-out solo home run to center.

Long Island would rally back to win the game in the bottom of the 10th. Back-to-back one-out singles set the stage for Prentice Redman, who won the game with a RBI single to left.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Andrew Barbosa pitched five innings for the Ducks, allowing one run on four hits while striking out four. Ni gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings. Ryan Kussmaul (1-0) collected the win despite allowing a run on one hit in two innings of relief. Dan Blewett (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering a run on three hits in one and two-thirds innings.

Redman, Lew Ford and Dan Lyons each had three hits to lead the Flock offensively.

Following a pair of days off, the Ducks will return to action on Wednesday night when they hit the road for a four-game series against the Somerset Patriots. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming audio will also be available online by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks will return home on Sunday, May 31 to begin a three-game series against the York Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Ray Navarrete #16 Jersey Pin as the sixth and final piece of the 2015 Collector's Series. It will also be a Sunday Family Funday at the ballpark! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. Following the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. 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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Duck Tales: Bryan Sabatella extended his hitting streak to seven consecutive games with a single in the first inning. During his hitting streak, the Long Island native is batting .355 (11-for-31) with four doubles, four RBI, four runs and five stolen bases. His steal of second base in the opening inning increased his Atlantic League leading total to 13…Prentice Redman extended his team-leading on-base streak to 19 consecutive games with a walk in the second inning. He has reached base safely in each game that he has played as a Duck. During the streak, he has drawn 15 walks, including at least one in 10 of his last 12 games…Delta Cleary, Jr. collected a double in the second inning. The outfielder has now hit safely in five consecutive games and reached base safely in eight straight contests. In his last eight games, Cleary, Jr. is batting .417 (10-for-24) with four doubles, five RBI, seven runs and three stolen bases…Mickey Jannis threw one scoreless inning of relief. In his last four games (one start), Jannis has allowed just three earned runs in 14 innings of work, good for a 1.93 ERA. In that span, the knuckleballer has given up 13 hits and three walks while striking out 12…With three stolen bases in the game, the Ducks increased their season total to 38 steals. That leads the league by six over the Bridgeport Bluefish, who entered Sunday’s action with 32. In addition to Sabatella’s 13th stolen base, Cleary, Jr. earned his third steal in four attempts, while Lyons collected his sixth stolen base in seven tries….Amalio Diaz threw another scoreless inning of relief on Sunday. The right-hander has now made eight consecutive appearances without allowing a run. In that span, he has given up just five hits while striking out eight batters. Diaz has struck out at least one batter 14 of his 15 appearances.

 

Game Date: 05/24/2015
Camden Riversharks  2 AT Long Island Ducks  3 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Camden             AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
B.Chaves SS         4  1  2  0  .307  B.Sabatella RF      4  0  1  1  .264
J.Gil DH            3  0  2  0  .309  R.Corona 2B         5  0  0  0  .313
R.Strieby LF        4  0  0  0  .278  L.Ford DH           5  1  2  0  .353
M.Costanzo 3B       4  1  1  1  .248  C.Puckett 3B        5  0  1  0  .287
J.Guzman 1B         4  0  0  0  .287  J.Griffin 1B        5  0  0  0  .261
C.Guzman RF         4  0  1  0  .219  P.Redman LF         4  1  2  1  .250
E.Sorondo C         3  0  0  0  .244  J.Morales C         4  0  0  0  .215
N.Susini 2B         4  0  0  0  .000   E.Komatsu PR       0  0  0  0  .179
M.Rockett CF        3  0  1  0  .274   M.Blanke C         0  0  0  0  .263
                                      D.Cleary Jr. CF     2  1  1  1  .345
                                      D.Lyons SS          4  0  2  0  .289
                   33  2  7  1                           38  3  9  3

Camden               1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 1   0 -  2  7  0
L Island             0 1 0   0 1 0   0 0 0   1 -  3  9  0
2B--D.Cleary Jr. (4). HR--M.Costanzo (7). RBI--M.Costanzo (20), B.Sabatella
(13), P.Redman (7), D.Cleary Jr. (6). SF--B.Sabatella (2). SH--J.Gil (0),
E.Sorondo (0), D.Cleary Jr. (0). SB--B.Sabatella (13), D.Cleary Jr. (3),
D.Lyons (6). 
LOB--Camden 3, L Island 10. DP--R. Corona(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - J.
Griffin(1B), R. Corona(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - J. Griffin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Camden
F.Ni                            7.0   6   2   2   2   2   0    3.82
R.Bryson                        1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.60
D.Blewett (L,0-1)               1.2   3   1   1   0   2   0    1.46
                              9.2     9   3   3   2   6   0
 L Island
A.Barbosa                       5.0   4   1   1   0   4   0    1.13
M.Jannis                        1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.37
P.Crider                        1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.86
A.Diaz                          1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    1.80
R.Kussmaul (W,1-0)              2.0   1   1   1   0   1   1    2.45
                               10     7   2   2   0   7   1
WP--D.Blewett (2), A.Barbosa (1). PB--E.Sorondo. SO--B.Chaves, J.Gil,
J.Guzman, E.Sorondo, N.Susini, M.Rockett 2, R.Corona, C.Puckett, J.Griffin
3, J.Morales. BB--P.Redman, D.Cleary Jr.. BF--F.Ni 29 (135), R.Bryson 4
(70), D.Blewett 9 (55), A.Barbosa 18 (29), M.Jannis 4 (127), P.Crider 3
(59), A.Diaz 3 (59), R.Kussmaul 7 (62). P-S--F.Ni 110-74, R.Bryson 14-10,
D.Blewett 34-26, A.Barbosa 64-46, M.Jannis 12-8, P.Crider 16-9, A.Diaz
11-7, R.Kussmaul 34-25. 
T--3:11.  A--4529

Plate Umpire - Tom Magier, Field Umpire #1 - James Grillo, Field Umpire #2 - David Speranza

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