Rey Fuentes’ RBI double not enough to help Flock even series in West Virginia
(Charleston, W.Va., June 2, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the West Virginia Power 4-1 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Appalachian Power Park.
West Virginia took an early 2-0 lead against Ducks starter Mike Bolsinger on a run-scoring groundout by Jose Tabata in the first inning and an RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of Chris Salvey in the second. A two-run home run to right field by Rubi Silva in the fifth increased the Power’s lead to four.
The Ducks got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning against Power starter Arik Sikula. Brock Stassi walked and scored on a two-out RBI double to right-center by Rey Fuentes. However, the Ducks would get no closer.
Sikula (1-1) got the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out five. Bolsinger (0-2) took the loss, conceding four runs on six hits and three walks over five innings with four strikeouts. Jean Machi earned his third save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Ryan Jackson led the Ducks offensively with a pair of hits. Justin Kelly tossed two scoreless innings of relief for Long Island, while Clint Freeman pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.
The Ducks and Power wrap up their three-game set on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as the Ducks official Facebook and YouTube accounts. Right-hander Akeel Morris (0-0, 0.00) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Power righty Aaron Blair (1-0, 1.80).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, June 8, to begin a three-game series against the High Point Rockers. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s the first Triple Play Tuesday of the season! If the Ducks turn a triple play in the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Simply sign up prior to first pitch at the Ticket Kiosk on the main concourse to be eligible. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by calling (631) 940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call (631) 940-DUCK (3825).
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League is the first Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing 42 million fans to its family friendly ballparks over its 24-year history. Please visit AtlanticLeague.com.