Lefty’s seven scoreless innings lead the way in Long Island’s first series sweep of 2021
(Central Islip, N.Y., July 15, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the West Virginia Power 6-0 on Thursday night in the final game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a two-out RBI double to left-center field from Steve Lombardozzi. Daniel Fields’ leadoff solo home run to left off Power starter in the fifth doubled Long Island’s lead to two, and an RBI double down the left field line by Deibinson Romero in the sixth made it a 3-0 ballgame.
A three-run seventh inning doubled the Ducks lead from three to six. L.J. Mazzilli launched a two-out, two-run homer to left-center, and Romero went back-to-back with a solo shot to left.
Ducks starter Darin Downs (1-1) was magnificent to earn the win, tossing seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out four. Figueroa (1-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks over six innings with three strikeouts. Hunter Cervenka and Ryan Richardson each tossed a scoreless inning of relief for the Flock.
Mazzilli and Romero each had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Ducks offensively, while Vladimir Frias added two hits as well. Long Island turned five double plays defensively in the win.
The Ducks continue their homestand on Friday night when they open a three-game series against the York Revolution. 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). The first 750 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Thunderstix, and it’s also a Flash Sale Friday at the ballpark. Right-hander Brendan Feldmann (1-1, 6.98) gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution lefty Austin Nicely (4-3, 4.57).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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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