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2019 Game 111: Ducks at Bees

IMG_1027Ducks look to bounce back for middle game of series

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at New Britain Stadium (New Britain, Conn.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

In the middle game of their three-game series, the Ducks and Bees meet on Saturday night at New Britain Stadium. New Britain has a slim edge in both the all-time series (39-38) and the 2019 season series (10-9). The Bees also holds the lead when it comes to games played at home all-time against Long Island, with a 21-16 record, however, Long Island does lead five game to three in games played at New Britain Stadium in 2019.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The New Britain Bees defeated the Long Island Ducks 9-6 in the opener of a three-game series at New Britain Stadium.

The Flock jumped out in front early, plating a first inning run when L.J. Mazzilli lifted a sacrifice fly to left. The Bees responded in the fourth, taking the lead on Jason Rogers’ two-run home run, then extending their lead to 5-1 after Logan Moore launched a three-run blast.

In the visitor’s half of the sixth, Mazzilli got a run back for Long Island, clubbing a solo home run to left-center. However, New Britain answered back with a three-run inning, highlighted by a throwing error, sacrifice fly and an RBI single to bring the score to 8-2 in favor of the host team.

Vladimir Frias came around to score on a passed ball in the seventh inning. In the top of the eighth, the Ducks put together five hits to produce three runs, including RBI singles from Hector SanchezDeibinson Romero and D’Arby Myers. Darren Ford rounded out scoring in the home half of the inning with an RBI triple.

David Roseboom (2-1) picked up the win for New Britain after tossing seven innings, surrendering three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Joe Iorio (5-3) was tagged with the loss for  Long Island after pitching four and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks, while striking out six. Jim Fuller notched his 16th save of the season for New Britain after completing a perfect ninth inning of work.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Brandon Beachy takes the hill for Long Island tonight, making his third start of the season. He has appeared in three games (two starts) for the Ducks in 2019, posting a 2-0 record with a 4.73 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 13.1 innings. His last start came at High Point on August 18 where he pitched five innings, yielding four runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out eight. This is Beachy’s first game against New Britain.

Cory Riordan gets the nod for New Britain tonight, making his 17th start of the season. In 16 starts this year, he has accumulated a 7-6 record with a 5.59 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 87 innings pitched. His last start came on August 19 at Sugar Land, where he tossed six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout. The last time the righty faced Long Island was in Central Islip, going five innings, surrendering two runs on two hits and a walk, while striking out one. This will be his fourth start against the Ducks, posting a 1-2 record in three games with a 4.50 ERA.

FOLLOW ALONG:

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of tonight’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – CF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – LF
#37 Hector Sanchez – 1B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#46 Clint Freeman – RF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#9   John Apostolo – 2B

#47 Brandon Beachy – RHP

New Britain Bees
#15 Darren Ford – CF
#8   Ryan Jackson – 2B
#28 Bijan Rademacher – RF
#9   Jason Rogers – 1B
#24 Mike Carp – DH
#11 Jared James – LF
#1   Ozzie Martinez – 3B
#30 Logan Moore – C
#4   Rando Moreno – SS

#22 Corey Riordan – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

T1: Vladimir Frias gives Long Island an early lead with a solo home run to right!
Ducks lead 1-0!
T2: Two more runs in for the Flock!
Deibinson Romero joins in on the home run fun with a solo homer of his own and D’Arby Myers laces an RBI single to left!
Ducks lead 3-0!
T3: DEIBINSON DOUBLE DIPS!
Romero hits his second home run of the day, a three-run home run to left field!
Ducks ahead 6-0!
T4: HEEEEEERE’S JOHNNY!
John Apostolo launches his first home run as a Duck, a two-run shot to left-center field!
Hector Sanchez adds an RBI single later in the inning!
Ducks now lead 9-0!
B4: The Bees get on the board for the first time today with a sacrifice fly.
Ducks lead 9-1.
T5: ANOTHER ONE!
Ramon Cabrera gets in on the long ball fun with a two-run home run to left!
Ducks lead 11-1!
B5: New Britain plates two with an RBI single and a sacrifice fly.
Ducks out in front 11-3.
T7: The Ducks score four runs on four hits in an inning that included each Ramon Cabrera and Lew Ford collecting their fourth hit of the day!
Ducks lead 15-3!
FINAL: Ducks 15 – Bees 4
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2019 Game 110: Ducks at Bees

IMG_1021Long Island kicks off weekend road series

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at New Britain Stadium (New Britain, Conn.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Long Island and New Britain meet in the opener of their three-game series on Friday night at New Britain Stadium. The Ducks and Bees are tied in both the all-time series (38-38) and the 2019 season series (9-9). New Britain holds the advantage when it comes to games played at home all-time against Long Island, with a 20-16 record, however, the Flock does lead five game to two in games played at New Britain Stadium in 2019.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Somerset Patriots defeated the Long Island Ducks 7-3 in the finale of a four-game series in Central Islip.

Edwin Espinal started the scoring for Somerset with a solo home run in the first inning. The Patriots added two more runs in the third thanks to a run-scoring double by Justin Pacchioli and an RBI single from Jimmy Parades, bringing the score to 3-0.

The Patriots put up two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, highlighted by a two-run double by Parades in the former, and a sacrifice fly and an RBI single in the latter, giving Somerset a 7-0 lead.

Long Island got on the board in the eighth after a two-run double from Deibinson Romero and an RBI single off the bat of Ramon Cabrera. That would be it for the game, however, due to severe rain.

Brian Matusz (0-2) took the loss for Long Island after allowing five runs (three earned) over five innings on eight hits and two walks, while striking out five. Rick Teasley (5-2) picked up the win for Somerset after pitching seven scoreless innings, scattering six hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Joe Iorio gets the start for Long Island tonight, making his 16th start of the season. He has appeared in 25 games (15 starts) for the Ducks in 2019, posting a 5-2 record with a 2.90 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 99.1 innings pitched. His last start was at High Point on August 17 where he pitched five and one-third innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five. The last time Iorio pitched against New Britain was at home on June 26, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk over five innings, while striking out four batters. Overall, he has pitched in four games (two starts) while facing the Bees, amassing a 1-0 record with a 3.60 ERA and 13 strikeouts over 15 innings.

David Roseboom takes the mound for New Britain tonight, making his seventh start of the season. He was appeared in nine games (six starts), accumulating a 1-1 record with a 3.56 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 30.1 innings. His last start came at Sugar Land on August 18, going five and two-thirds innings of one-run ball, yielding six hits and two walks, while striking out nine Skeeters. His lone start against the Ducks this season came in the first game of a doubleheader, in which he tossed four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with one strikeout.

FOLLOW ALONG:

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of tonight’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#49 D’Arby Myers – LF
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – LF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B

#5   Joe Iorio – RHP

New Britain Bees
#15 Darren Ford – CF
#8   Ryan Jackson – SS
#28 Bijan Rademacher – RF
#9   Jason Rogers – 1B
#24 Mike Carp – DH
#10 Jonathan Galvez – 2B
#2   Zach Collier – LF
#30 Logan Moore – C
#4   Rando Moreno – 3B

#35 David Roseboom – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

T1: The Ducks take an early lead thanks to a sacrifice fly from L.J. Mazzilli!
Long Island leads 1-0!
END 3: Joe Iorio has his second 1-2-3 inning of the evening!
The Ducks continue to lead 1-0.
B4: The Bees take the lead after a two-run home run from Jason Rogers and a three-run home run by Logan Moore.
Ducks trail 5-1.
T6: The Flock get a run closer after Mazzilli absolutely demolishes a solo home run!
Ducks trail 5-2.
B6: The Bees add three more runs.
Ducks now behind 8-2.
T7: Vladimir Frias comes in to score on a passed ball!
Ducks trail 8-3.
T8: Long Island grabs three runs on five hits, including three RBI singles from Sanchez, Romero and Myers! Ducks down 8-6.
B8: An RBI triple for New Britain brings in another run for the Bees.
Ducks down by three heading into the ninth.
FINAL: New Britain 9 – Long Island 6

2019 Game 109: Ducks vs. Patriots

Sherman-Pitching-8-21-19.jpgDucks look to rebound from their defeat to the Patriots on Wednesday

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots play the final game of their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday night.  Long Island possesses a 9-6 season lead on Somerset, including a 4-2 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 191-187 overall, which includes 100-90 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win on Thursday night at home.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

In a rain-delayed contest, the Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots by a score of 10-3 on Wednesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Prior to the rain delay, the Patriots scored one run on a bases loaded walk by Gabriel Bracamonte.  After the top of the first inning, the rain began to fall and the tarp was placed on the field.  The delay lasted exactly one hour.

After play was resumed, Somerset scored another run on a second bases loaded walk, this time by Craig Massey.  The Ducks responded in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI groundout by L.J. Mazzilli, but Long Island failed to score anymore runs that inning.  In the top of the fifth inning, Somerset extended their lead to three runs on an RBI triple by Massey and a solo home run by Teodoro Martinez, his fourth of the season.

In the bottom of the sixth, there were signs of life shown by the Ducks when Hector Sanchez hit an RBI single, but Somerset would answer with a sacrifice fly by Massey, making the score 5-2 in favor of the Patriots.  In the eighth inning, Will Kengor scored on an error committed by Ducks shortstop Vladimir Frias, Bracamonte hit a two-run single, and Massey hit a two-run double to extend the Patriots’ lead to 10-2.  In the bottom of the eighth, Lew Ford hit an RBI single that made the score 10-3, but that would be all for Long Island on Wednesday.

Seth Simmons (6-8) started for the Ducks and picked up the loss in the process.  The Ducks’ right-hander pitched five innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits while walking six and striking out four.  Ducks infielder John Apostolo pitched the ninth inning and did not allow a single baserunner.

Tyler Cloyd was Somerset’s starting pitcher on Wednesday and did not factor into the decision.  The right-hander pitched four innings and allowed one run on two hits while recording four strikeouts.  James Pugliese (4-1) picked up the win for the Patriots, pitching two innings of one-run relief.

YESTERDAY’S HIGLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Brian Matusz will start for Long Island, making his fourth start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA and nine strikeouts across 14 innings pitched thus far.  Matusz has not yet faced the Patriots in his career.  In his last start, which came on August 16 against the High Point Rockers, Matusz picked up the loss, pitching four innings and allowing three runs on three hits while recording three strikeouts.

Rick Teasley will take the mound for Somerset, making his 12th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 4-2 record with a 4.48 ERA and 43 strikeouts across 60 and one-third innings pitched thus far.  Teasley has made one start against the Ducks this season.  On July 26 in Somerset, Teasley pitched nine perfect innings, although the Ducks won the game 1-0 in extra innings.  In his last start, which came on August 17 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Teasley picked up the loss, tossing four innings and allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits while striking out three batters.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of today’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – LF
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#9   John Apostolo – 1B

#28 Brian Matusz – LHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#34 Michael Ohlman – C
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#38 Jimmy Paredes – DH
#21 Rey Navarro – 2B
#5   Teodoro Martinez – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#37 Rick Teasley – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

T1: The Patriots jump out in front early with a two-out solo home run.
Ducks trail 1-0.
T3: Somerset adds two more runs with an RBI double and a run-scoring single.
Ducks trail 3-0.
T5: Two more runs in for the Patriots thanks to a two-run double.
Long Island trails 5-0.
T6: The Patriots tack on two more runs with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single.
Ducks trail 7-0.
T8: Clint Freeman gets out of a first-and-second, no-out jam.
B8: The Flock get on the board thanks to a Deibinson Romero two-run double!
Ducks trail 7-2.
B8: Long Island gets one more run thanks to a Ramon Cabrera RBI single!
Ducks trail 7-3.
FINAL (8): Somerset 7 – Long Island 3

2019 Game 108: Ducks vs. Patriots

Cabrera-Pitching-8-20-19.jpgDucks look to keep their momentum going in the third game of the current series 

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots play the third game of their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday night.  Long Island possesses a 9-5 season lead on Somerset, including a 4-1 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 191-186 overall, which includes 100-89 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win on Wednesday night at home.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots by a score of 6-4 on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Somerset took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Mike Ohlman (one of two RBI singles on the night).  However, the Ducks would respond in the bottom of the first inning on a groundout by Daniel Fields that scored D’Arby Myers, who got on base with a leadoff triple.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Ducks took a 2-1 lead on a solo home run by L.J. Mazzilli, his 10th of the season.  In the top of the sixth inning, the Patriots took a 3-2 lead on a two-run single by Rey Navarro, and in the top of the seventh inning, Ohlman hit his second RBI single of the game to make the score 4-2.

Long Island came back to take the lead with a four-run eighth inning.  Lew Ford drove in John Apostolo on an RBI single with the bases loaded to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Patriots.  Mazzilli, the next batter, then hit a two-run single to take a 5-4 lead.  Later in the inning, with the bases loaded, Hector Sanchez walked, scoring Ford and making the score 6-4.

Darin Downs started for Long Island and did not factor into the decision on Tuesday night.  The southpaw pitched six innings and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out seven batters.  Ismael Cabrera (1-0) picked up the win after pitching the seventh and eighth innings, allowing one run on two hits while picking up three strikeouts.  Pedro Beato picked up his third save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

Zack Dodson took the mound for Somerset and did not factor into the decision.  The southpaw pitched seven and one-third innings and allowed three runs on seven hits while recording only one strikeout.  Luis Cruz (2-4) picked up the loss after allowing three runs in the eighth inning, not recording a single out.

YESTERDAY’S HIGLIGHTS:

 

ON THE MOUND:

Seth Simmons will start for the Ducks on Wednesday night, making his 21st start of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 6-7 record with a 4.43 ERA and 85 strikeouts across 109 and two-thirds innings pitched.  Simmons has faced the Patriots twice thus far, once as a member of the High Point Rockers and once for the Ducks.  On May 15, as a High Point Rocker, Simmons picked up the win, pitching six innings and allowing one run on three hits while recording five strikeouts.  On July 28 as a Long Island Duck, Simmons did not factor into the decision, pitching six innings and allowing one run on two hits while striking out seven.  In his last start, which came on August 15 against the York Revolution, Simmons picked up the first win of his Ducks career, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six batters.

Tyler Cloyd gets the nod for the Patriots on Wednesday, making his second start (and 10th appearance) of the season.  The former Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners pitcher possesses a 0-1 record with a 3.75 ERA and 12 strikeouts across 12 innings pitched.  Cloyd has made one relief appearance against Long Island this season.  On July 26, the right-hander allowed one unearned run on one hit in one inning of relief pitched.  In his last start, which came on August 16 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Cloyd did not factor into the decision, pitching three innings and allowing one run on three hits while recording two strikeouts.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of today’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – LF
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B

#31 Seth Simmons – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#34 Michael Ohlman – DH
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#20 Gabriel Bracamonte – C
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#5   Teodoro Martinez – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#14 Tyler Cloyd – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: Somerset took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a bases loaded walk to Gabriel Bracamonte. Rain has begun to fall in the bottom of the first, and we are currently in a rain delay. Stay tuned here for further updates on the status of the game.

The tarp has been removed from the field, and we are ready to resume baseball at Bethpage Ballpark!

B4: After the Patriots tacked on a run in the third, the Ducks got on the board with an RBI groundout from L.J. Mazzilli!
Ducks trail 2-1.
T5: Two more runs for Somerset after Craig Massey hit a triple and scored on an error and then Teodoro Martinez hit a home run to left-center.
Ducks trail 4-1.
B6: Hector Sanchez provides Long Island with another run in the form of an RBI single to center!
Ducks trail 4-2.
T7: Somerset grabs a run after a sacrifice fly to left.
Long Island trails 5-2.
T8: The Patriots put together a five-run inning.
Long Island trails 10-2.
B8: The Flock get one back thanks to an RBI single from Lew Ford!
Ducks trail 10-3.
FINAL: The Long Island Ducks fall to the Somerset Patriots 10-3.

2019 Game 107: Ducks vs. Patriots

Beato-Cabrera-Handshake-8-19-19.jpgDucks look to continue their winning ways on Tuesday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots play the second game of their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Tuesday night.  Long Island possesses a 8-5 season lead on Somerset, including a 3-1 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 190-186 overall, which includes 99-89 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win tonight.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

In a rain-delayed see-saw battle, the Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots by a score of 14-9 on Monday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Somerset took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning thanks to an RBI single by Craig Massey.  However, in the bottom of the inning, Deibinson Romero hit an RBI double that tied the score at one run apiece.  In the bottom of the third inning, Romero hit a sacrifice fly that game Long Island a one-run lead.  In the top of the fourth inning, Somerset would take the lead on a two-run home run by Michael Crouse and would extend their lead to 4-2 on a wild pitch that scored Massey.

The Ducks would begin their six-run fourth inning on a two-run double by D’Arby Myers that tied the game at four (one of four hits on Monday).  Two batters later, Lew Ford hit his third homer of the season, a three-run shot that went over the right field fence.  Long Island would then take an 8-4 lead on a sacrifice fly by Vladimir Frias and a 10-4 lead on a two-run home run by Ramon Cabrera.

There were signs of a potential comeback by the Patriots.  In the top of the fifth inning, Massey hit a sacrifice fly that made the score 10-5, but the Ducks would add another run in bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by L.J. Mazzilli, who also had a four-hit performance on Monday.  In the top of the sixth inning, the Patriots would score three more runs on an RBI single by Justin Pacchioli and a two-run single by Edwin Espinal.  In the top of the seventh inning, Pacchioli hit another RBI single that made the score 11-9.

The Ducks got some much needed insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings.  In the seventh inning, Mazzilli hit another RBI single, and in the eighth inning, Myers hit another RBI single and Rey Fuentes hit a sacrifice fly that scored Daniel Fields.

Vin Mazzaro (6-4) started for Long Island and picked up the win in the process.  Across five innings pitched, the Ducks’ right-hander allowed five runs on 11 hits while picking up four strikeouts.  David Holmberg (1-4) was the starting pitcher for Somerset and picked up the loss.  The Patriots’ southpaw pitched three and one-third innings and allowed eight runs on 10 hits while recording four strikeouts.

YESTERDAY’S HIGLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Darin Downs will get the nod for the Ducks on Tuesday night, making his 17th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 3-3 record with a 2.77 ERA and 102 strikeouts across 84 and one-third innings pitched.  Downs has faced the Patriots this season, both starts taking place in Somerset.  On June 19, Downs picked up the loss, tossing three innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out four.  On June 29, Downs did not factor into the decision, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on seven hits while recording eight strikeouts.  In his last start, which came on August 14 against the York Revolution, Downs did not factor into the decision, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out four batters.

Zack Dodson will start for Somerset, making his second start of the season.  The Patriots’ southpaw possesses a 0-1 record with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings pitched.  Dodson has not yet faced the Ducks this season.  In his last start, which came on August 15 against the Lancaster Barnstormers, Dodson picked up the loss, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out six batters.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of today’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – RF
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#37 Hector Sanchez – DH
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#9   John Apostolo – 1B
#57 Nick Garland – C

#23 Darin Downs – LHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#34 Michael Ohlman – DH
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#38 Jimmy Paredes – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS
#21 Rey Navarro – 2B
#20 Gabriel Bracamonte – C

#32 Zack Dodson – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

B1: The Patriots jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first, but the Ducks had an answer!
D’Arby Myers got things started with a leadoff triple and then was driven in with an RBI groundout to tie the game at one!
MID 4: Darin Downs works out of a jam, leaving runners stranded at second and third to end the inning!
Still tied at one heading into the bottom of the fourth at Bethpage Ballpark.
B4: MAZZILLI GOES DEEP!
L.J. Mazzilli launches a solo home run to put the Flock ahead!
Long Island leads 2-1!
T6: Somerset takes the lead with a two-run single from Rey Navarro.
Ducks trail 3-2.
T7: The Patriots extend their lead to two after Michael Ohlman lined an RBI single to center.
Ducks trail 4-2.
B8: The Ducks take the lead in the eighth with a four run inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Lew Ford and a two-run single from Mazzilli!
Ducks lead 6-4!
FINAL: Beato comes in and gets his third save of the year, cementing the Ducks 6-4 victory over the Patriots!
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