Long Island drops series opener in Southern Maryland
(Photo courtesy of Bert Hindman)
(Waldorf, Md., June 4, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 7-0 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Neither side crossed home plate until the bottom of the fourth when a two-run double by Jake Luce and an RBI single from Joe DeLuca off Ducks starter Chris Reed gave the Blue Crabs a 3-0 lead. A two-out RBI double by David Harris followed by a two-run single from Jake Marshall in the fifth extended the advantage to six. DeLuca’s RBI single in the seventh rounded out the scoring.
Blue Crabs starter Daryl Thompson (2-0) earned the win, tossing eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three. Reed (1-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks over three and two-thirds innings while striking out seven.
Brock Stassi collected two doubles for the Ducks, while Johnni Turbo finished with two singles. Steve Lombardozzi drew a pair of walks.
The Ducks and Blue Crabs continue their three-game set on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium. 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 Joe Iorio (0-0, 4.50) takes the mound for the Ducks against Blue Crabs righty Brandon Barker (0-1, 3.60).
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).
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