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Ducks Memorable Moment Madness Champion

Ducks Moment Madness Final

Hundreds of votes were cast over the last 24 hours, and thousands of votes were cast throughout the tournament. With a resounding 83.7% of the vote in the finals, your Ducks #MemorableMomentMadness champion is…

Thank you to everyone who voted throughout the tournament and made this an absolute blast! We loved re-living all of the tremendous memories throughout the team’s 20-year history.

2019 ALCS Game Five: Ducks at Skeeters

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Ducks and Skeeters play winner-take-all Game Five for Championship

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

7:35 p.m. EDT at Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Texas)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

It all comes down to this, as the Long Island Ducks face the Sugar Land Skeeters in the decisive Game Five of the Atlantic League Championship Series. The series is tied at two games apiece, with each team going 1-1 in their home ballpark. Long Island is now 42-41 all-time in postseason play, including 15-25 on the road, and the team is 14-18 in Atlantic League Championship Series play, including 4-11 on the road. The Ducks hold an 82-74 lead in the all-time regular season against Sugar Land but is 33-45 at Constellation Field. In the postseason, the Skeeters hold an 8-4 lead, including a 5-1 advantage in Sugar Land.

GAME FOUR RECAP: 

An extra inning thriller saw the Ducks come away with a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Skeeters on Saturday night in Game Four.

Sugar Land jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a pair of singles from Rico Noel and Wynton Bernard, along with a two-run triple down the left field line by Denis Phipps. However, Ducks starter Brandon Beachy would settle in after that and record five consecutive scoreless innings. He worked around a pair of one-out singles in the fourth and a leadoff walk in the sixth.

The Ducks closed to within 2-1 in the second inning on singles from Deibinson RomeroVladimir Frias, and D’Arby Myers off Skeeters starter Chase De Jong. Long Island was unable to grab the tying run until the top of the sixth. L.J. Mazzilli doubled to lead off the inning, and David Washington eventually smacked an RBI single to right field on the ninth pitch of his two-out at bat to tie the game at two.

Both sides would threaten to break the deadlock from the seventh through the ninth, but neither side could do so. In the 10th inning, Mazzilli singled to left and stole second base with one out. Hector Sanchez hit a grounder back to reliever Josh Martin, who elected to throw to third base but threw wildly, allowing both runners to be safe. Romero followed with a sacrifice fly to left-center, scoring Mazzilli with the go-ahead run. Cody Mincey then worked a perfect 10th inning, striking out two, to earn his fourth save of the playoffs.

Joe Iorio (1-0) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one walk while striking out three. Martin (0-1) took the loss after conceding the winning run on a hit in two-thirds of an inning. Beachy tossed six innings of two-run ball, striking out seven for the Flock, while De Jong lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts for the Skeeters.

GAME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Both teams will go back to their Game One starter for Game Five on Sunday night. Right-hander Vin Mazzaro will make his third start of the 2019 postseason. He is 2-0 thus far with a 1.93 ERA, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and six walks over 14 innings with 15 strikeouts. The former big leaguer started Game One against Sugar Land and earned the win with six innings of three-run ball, yielding three hits and two walks while striking out five batters. During the regular season, Mazzaro went 11-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 39 appearances (10 starts) with the Ducks. As a starter, he was 8-0 with a 2.15 ERA. He made six appearances, all in relief, against the Skeeters, going 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA.

Sugar Land will send Mike Hauschild back to the hill in the decider. The righty has made two playoff starts as well thus far and is 0-2 with a 6.59 ERA, conceding 11 runs (10 earned) on 15 hits and seven walks over 13.2 innings with 13 strikeouts. In Game One on Long Island, the former Major Leaguer was tagged for seven runs (including five in the first inning) on 11 hits and two walks over seven innings with six strikeouts. Hauschild went 4-0 with a 2.50 ERA in nine starts during the regular season for Sugar Land. However, he never faced the Ducks prior to the postseason.

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. For a look at the Ducks playoff history, CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#11 L.J. Mazzilli – LF
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B

#14 D’Arby Myers – RF
#29 Daniel Fields – CF

#34 Vin Mazzaro – RHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#11 Rico Noel – CF
#28 Wynton Bernard – LF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – 2B
#29 Denis Phipps – DH
#3   Albert Cordero – 1B
#17 Zach Borenstein – RF
#25 Jason Martinson – SS
#12 Cody Stanley – C
#6   Javier Betancourt – 3B

#10 Mike Hauschild – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A bases loaded walk by Hector Sanchez has the Ducks out in front 1-0 in Game Five!

BOT 2: A leadoff solo home run to left field by Denis Phipps has tied the game up at one.

TOP 3: Back in front! Deibinson Romero lines a two-run single to left field, giving the Ducks a 3-1 lead!

TOP 5: An RBI single to left field by Hector Sanchez and a sacrifice fly to left by Deibinson Romero have increased the Ducks lead to 5-1!

BOT 7: Skeeters scratch across a run on a sac fly to center by Cody Stanley. Ducks 5, Skeeters 2

TOP 8: Daniel Fields lifts a sacrifice fly to left, scoring David Washington 6-2 Long Island!

BOT 8: Sugar Land closes to within 6-4 on an RBI fielder’s choice from Albert Cordero and a wild pitch.

TOP 9: A two-out, two-strike, two-run home run to left-center field by Deibinson Romero gives the Ducks an 8-4 lead! Romero has drive in five runs tonight!

FINAL: THE DUCKS ARE THE 2019 ATLANTIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!! THEY DEFEAT THE SKEETERS 8-4 IN GAME FIVE AND WIN THE SERIES 3-2! GO CRAZY LONG ISLAND!

2019 Game 118: Ducks vs. Patriots

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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 meet in the second game of their three-game series on Friday night. The Ducks hold the all-time series and season series lead over the Patriots, posting 192-188 and 10-7 records respectively.  Long Island has the edge for games played at Bethpage Ballpark with a 101-91 record.  In the previous series between the two teams at Bethpage Ballpark, which occurred in mid-August, both teams won two games.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks defeated the Patriots by a score of 8-5 on Friday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

In the top of the third inning, Somerset took a 3-0 lead on an RBI single by Will Kengor, as well as a pair of wild pitches that scored Teodoro Martinez and Kengor on separate occasions.  However, in the bottom of the third, the Ducks would immediately respond with an RBI double by L.J. Mazzilli, making the score 3-1, and a two-run single by Hector Sanchez that tied the game.  The next batter, Deibinson Romero, hit a two-run homer that gave the Ducks a 5-3 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Ducks got an insurance run on a fielding error that resulted in Vladimir Frias scoring, and in the bottom of the fifth inning, Romero hit an RBI double, making the score 7-3 in favor of the “Flock”.  In the top of the seventh, the Patriots scored one run on Alfredo Rodriguez’s third home run on the season, followed by an RBI groundout by Edwin Espinal four batters later.  In the bottom of the seventh inning, David Washington hit an RBI double that gave the Ducks an 8-5 lead.

Vin Mazzaro (8-4) was Long Island’s starting pitcher on Friday and picked up the win in the process, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on three hits and four walks while recording four strikeouts.  Pedro Beato recorded his sixth save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning, allowing only one hit.  Zack Dodson (1-2) started for Somerset and picked up the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and two walks while recording two strikeouts across five innings pitched.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Brandon Beachy will start for the Ducks, making his fourth start (fifth appearance) of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 3-0 record with a 3.93 ERA and 19 strikeouts across 18 and one-third innings pitched.  Beachy has not yet faced the Patriots this season.  In his last start, which came on August 24 against the New Britain Bees, Beachy picked up the win, pitching five innings and allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out three batters.

Tyler Cloyd will take the mound for the Patriots, making his fourth start (12th appearance) of the season.  The righty possesses a 0-1 record with a 3.43 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.  Cloyd has made one relief appearance and one start against Long Island thus far.  On July 26, Cloyd allowed one run on two hits in one inning of relief, and on August 21, Cloyd did not factor into the decision after pitching four innings and allowing one run on two hits while recording four strikeouts.  In his last start, which came on August 26 against the Lancaster Barnstormers, Cloyd did not factor into the decision, tossing five innings and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four.

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 today’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – RF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#21 Deibinson Romero – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#9   John Apostolo – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – RF  

#47 Brandon Beachy – RHP

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

#14 Tyler Cloyd – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

T1: Brandon Beachy retires the side in order for his first inning of work!

B3: The Ducks start the inning with four straight hits, plating one run on an RBI single and another on a double play!
Long Island leads 2-0!
MID 7: Anderson DeLeon works around a one-out double to get out of the inning!
Ducks still lead 2-0!
FINAL: The Ducks take game two from the Patriots 3-0!
Long Island goes for the sweep tomorrow!

2019 Game 110: Ducks at Bees

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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

Roster Finalized; 20th Anniversary Season Begins Friday in York

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27-man Opening Day roster set for start of 2019 regular season

The Long Island Ducks have officially announced its official Opening Day roster following the culmination of spring training workouts today. The team will begin its 20th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on Friday, April 26, against the York Revolution in Pennsylvania.

“I’m really looking forward to getting the season going,” said Ducks Manager Wally Backman. “We have a tremendously talented team, and all the guys are hungry to take the field and start our quest for a championship.”

The final 27-man roster, which follows this post, features 18 players with former Major League experience. All five outfielders have played at the game’s highest level, along with four infielders, two catchers and seven pitchers. Additionally, nine players are returning from the Ducks 2018 Liberty Division championship-winning squad, with two others having previous experience with the Ducks as well (Darin Downs, Tim Melville).

Spring Training invitee and Long Island native Alex Katz has been signed by the club. The left-handed pitcher has played four seasons of professional baseball, including parts of three with the Chicago White Sox organization and parts of two in the Baltimore Orioles system. In 120 career appearances (one start), he has compiled a 6-8 record with a 3.95 ERA, seven saves and 204 strikeouts over 200.1 innings pitched. The Manhasset native split the 2018 season with Single-A Delmarva and Advanced-A Frederick in the Orioles organization. He went 3-2 with a 4.31 ERA, one save and 56 strikeouts over 33 games. The St. John’s (N.Y.) alum also pitched with the White Sox during spring training this year.

The Ducks will officially kick off the 2019 season on Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park. Left-hander Bennett Parry gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution southpaw Ross Detwiler. The following are the pitching matchups for the opening series of the season:

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 – DUCKS AT REVOLUTION – 6:30 P.M.
Ducks: LHP Bennett Parry vs. Revolution: LHP Ross Detwiler

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – DUCKS AT REVOLUTION – 6:30 P.M.
Ducks: RHP Tim Melville vs. Revolution: RHP Matthew Grimes

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 – DUCKS AT REVOLUTION – 1:000 P.M.
Ducks: LHP Darin Downs vs. Revolution: LHP Dustin Richardson

Fans can follow all the action during every game during the 20th Anniversary Season on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks official Facebook page (Facebook.com/LIDucks), YouTube channel (YouTube.com/DucksBaseball) and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage.

Microsoft Word - Roster Finalized and Broadcast Info 4-25-19

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