Long Island uses pair of four-run innings to pick up the win
(Waldorf, Md., August 29, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 10-4 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.
GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the offensive showcase
Long Island started the scoring with four runs in the third off Blue Crabs starter Shaun Garceau, all with two outs. Randy Ruiz hit a two-run single to left before Cody Puckett’s RBI single and Anthony Vega’s walk with the bases loaded made it 4-0 Ducks. Four more runs would score in the fifth to put Long Island in front 8-0. Delta Cleary, Jr.’s two-run single highlighted the frame. Fehlandt Lentini also hit a RBI infield single and Steve McQuail was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to account for the other runs.
Southern Maryland scored their first runs in the eighth on Craig Maddox’s three-run homer off Ducks starter Bobby Blevins. Long Island posted two runs in the ninth on Lentini’s two-run double to left. In the bottom of the ninth, Ducks reliever Donnie Veal allowed a RBI double to Antone DeJesus before completing the win.
Blevins (3-4) picked up the win. He allowed three runs on eight hits in eight innings of work, walking none and striking out three. Garceau (4-4) was saddled with the loss, surrendering eight runs on six hits on four and two-thirds innings. He walked and struck out five. Veal allowed one run on two hits but struck out two in the ninth.
Eight of nine starters scored at least one run for Long Island. Lentini finished with three hits, including a double, three RBI, and one run scored.
Long Island concludes their four-game set with the Blue Crabs on Sunday afternoon. Game time is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Right-hander Bruce Kern will take the ball for the Ducks against Blue Crabs righty Brian Grening. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.
The Ducks will return home on Tuesday, September 1 to begin a three-game series with the Bluefish. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders. It’s the 10th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the ballpark, presented by 1st Equity/PinkTie.org. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Pink T-Shirts, and following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Pyrotecnico Fireworks Extravaganza. 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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