Nick Bottari’s two-run double caps five-hit, five-RBI series for Wading River native

(Waldorf, Md., Aug. 22, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 13-2 on Sunday afternoon in the final game of a three-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.

Southern Maryland’s offense was led by David Harris. The right fielder totaled four hits, including three home runs, hitting a solo shot in the second inning, a two-run shot in the fifth and a three-run blast in the eighth. He drove in seven runs and scored four times. Cesar Trejo also homered as part of a three-hit day. He finished with four RBIs and three runs.

Long Island’s only runs came in the seventh on a two-run double to left-center by Nick Bottari, who had two hits on the day. Chris Shaw also added two hits for Flock, including a double.

Daryl Thompson (9-2) earned the win, tossing eight innings of two-run ball, allowing seven hits and no walks while striking out four. Mazzaro (1-5) took the loss, giving up seven runs (four earned) on 11 hits and two walks over five innings with three strikeouts.

The Ducks return home on Tuesday night to begin 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). It’s Under the Seat/Bikini Bottom Night at the ballpark and a Triple Play Tuesday, where one lucky fan can win $25,000 if the Ducks turn a triple play during the game. Right-hander Anderson DeLeon (3-2, 4.71) gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution righty Eduardo Rivera (2-2, 3.69).

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 in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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