2019 Game 106: Ducks vs. Patriots

Outfielder-High-Fives-8-15-19.jpgDucks look to extend their second half standings lead and current winning streak on Monday 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 begin their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Monday night.  Long Island possesses a 7-5 season lead on Somerset, including a 2-1 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 189-186 overall, which includes 98-89 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 at home.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

The Ducks defeated the High Point Rockers by a score of 11-4 on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Point in High Point, North Carolina.

Long Island took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run home run by Rey Fuentes, his tenth of the season.  In the top of the third inning, Hector Sanchez hit a solo home run that made the score 3-0.  In the bottom of the fourth inning, High Point answered with an RBI double by Quincy Latimore and a sacrifice fly by Richie Shaffer that made the score 3-2.  The Rockers took a 4-3 lead on a two-run double by Hector Gomez, but that would be all for High Point on Sunday.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Ducks regained the lead on a three-run double by Clint Freeman, making the score 6-4.  Long Island got some insurance runs with a two-run single by Vladimir Frias in the seventh inning and an RBI single by Sanchez in the eighth inning.  In the same inning, L.J. Mazzilli scored on a passed ball by Rockers pitcher Matt Jones, and Lew Ford hit an RBI double that made the Ducks’ lead seven runs.

Brandon Beachy (2-0) started for Long Island and picked up the win.  The right-hander pitched five innings and allowed four runs on six hits while recording eight strikeouts.  Zack Weiss and Brandon Sherman pitched four combined scoreless innings to preserve the win for the “Flock”.  Joe Van Meter (6-4) started for High Point and picked up the loss.  Van Meter tossed five and two-thirds innings and allowed five runs on nine hits while picking up eight strikeouts.

ON THE MOUND:

Vin Mazzaro gets the nod for Long Island, making his fifth start of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 5-4 record with a 4.29 ERA and 47 strikeouts across 56 and two-thirds innings thus far.  Mazzaro has made four relief appearances against Somerset this season (June 12, June 18, June 20, and June 28).  In those appearances, Mazzaro has given up no runs on four hits and struck out three batters across four innings pitched.  In his last start, which came on August 14 against the York Revolution, Mazzaro did not factor into the decision, tossing seven shutout innings and allowing four hits while striking out seven batters.

David Holmberg will start for Somerset, making his 14th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 1-3 record with a 4.25 ERA and 32 strikeouts across 53 innings pitched.  Holmberg has pitched once against the Ducks thus far.  On June 20 in Somerset, Holmberg picked up the loss, pitching five innings and allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits while striking out three.  In his last start, which came on August 14 against the Lancaster Barnstormers, Holmberg did not factor into the decision, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out two 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
#49 D’Arby Myers – RF
#15 Rey Fuentes – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   John Apostolo – 1B

#34 Vin Mazzaro – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#38 Jimmy Paredes – DH
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#4   Yovan Gonzalez – C
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#5   Teodoro Martinez – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#40 David Holmberg – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

Following a delay due to inclement weather, the start of tonight’s game against the Somerset Patriots is now scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thank you for your patience!

MID 1: We are underway at Bethpage Ballpark! Vin Mazzaro gets out of a jam with a double play!

T2: The Patriots strike first with an RBI single to center.
Ducks trail 1-0.
B2: The Deibinson Romero wastes no time and ties the game at one with an RBI double!
B3: The Ducks pull in front thanks a sacrifice fly from Deibinson Romero!
Long Island ahead 2-1!
T4: Patriots strike back thanks to a two-run home run and a wild pitch.
Somerset now leads 4-2.
B4: The Flock retake the lead with an eight-run inning!
Both Lew Ford and Ramon Cabrera went deep!
Ducks lead 10-4!
T5: The Patriots get one run back after Craig Massey lifted a sacrifice fly to center.
Ducks lead 10-5.
B5: Lew Ford collects his third hit today, a double to left, and is driven in by an RBI single from L.J. Mazzilli!
Long Islands leads 11-5!
T6: Somerset collects an RBI single and a two-run single to pull to within three.
Ducks ahead 11-8
T7: The Patriots scratch another run across the board with a run-scoring single.
Long Island leads 11-9.
B7: Ford slashes his fourth hit of the night and Mazzilli has himself another RBI single!
Ducks lead 12-9!
B8: The Flock tack on two insurance runs in the inning!
D’Arby Myers sliced an RBI single, his fourth hit of the evening, to center and Rey Fuentes skied a sacrifice fly to right!
Ducks lead 14-9!
FINAL: DUCKS WIN!
Long Island claims their third straight victory!
Ducks 14 – Patriots 9
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2019 Game 102: Ducks vs. Revolution

Backman-Mason-Lineup-Exchange-8-14-19Ducks look to sweep the series against the Revolution after a successful doubleheader

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the York Revolution conclude their three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday night.  Long Island leads the season series 8-3 thanks to two “waddle-off” wins last night. The Ducks hold the all-time series lead over the Revolution at Bethpage Ballpark with a record of 67-51, along with a 123-117 record in the overall series.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAPS: 

Game One

In game one of the single-admission doubleheader at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday night, the Ducks defeated the York Revolution by a score of 3-2 in eight innings.

Long Island took an early 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI single by Hector Sanchez that scored Cade Gotta in the bottom of the first inning.  In the top of the fourth inning, the Revolution would respond with a solo home run by Carlos Franco, his eighth of the season.  York would then take the lead in the top of the fifth inning on a bases loaded walk by Angelys Nina.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Ducks would tie the game at two runs apiece on a D’Arby Myers solo homer to left field, his second of the season.  In the bottom of the eighth, Deibinson Romero hit a waddle-off single to left field to win game one for the “Flock”.

Darin Downs started for the Ducks and did not factor into the decision.  The Ducks’ southpaw pitched five innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.  Zack Weiss pitched two scoreless innings of relief and recorded four strikeouts while allowing only one hit.  Cody Mincey (6-0) picked up the win for Long Island after pitching a scoreless eighth inning.  Julio Eusebio started for York and did not factor into the decision.  The right-hander pitched four and one-third innings and allowed two runs on five hits while recording one strikeout.  Philip Walby (0-1) took the loss after allowing the waddle-off single by Romero in the eighth inning.

Game Two

In game two of the doubleheader last night, Long Island would waddle-off again in eight innings, this time by a score of 1-0.  The game was a duel of starting pitchers as they combined to allow only nine baserunners.  With Daniel Fields on third base after a sacrifice bunt by Ramon Cabrera, Hector Sanchez hit a pinch hit sacrifice fly to left field that won the game for the Ducks in the eighth inning.

Vin Mazzaro got the nod for the Ducks in game two and did not factor into the decision.  The Ducks’ right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits while striking out seven batters.  Pedro Beato (2-2) picked up the win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning for Long Island.  Mitch Atkins started for York and did not factor into the decision.  Atkins pitched a very similar game to Mazzaro’s, allowing no runs on four hits while recording nine strikeouts.  Jameson McGrane (2-2) picked up the loss after allowing the waddle-off sacrifice fly by Sanchez.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Seth Simmons will start for Long Island on Thursday night, making his 20th start of the season and his seventh with the Ducks.  The right-hander possesses a 5-7 record with a 4.51 ERA and 79 strikeouts across 103 and two-thirds innings pitched thus far.  As a member of the High Point Rockers, Simmons has made two starts against the Revolution this season.  On June 6 in High Point, Simmons picked up the loss, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on six hits while recording three strikeouts.  On June 11 in York, Simmons picked up the loss, tossing three innings and allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits while striking out two.  In his last start, which came on August 8 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Simmons picked up the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits and recording three strikeouts across six and two-thirds innings.

Dan Minor will take the mound for York on Thursday, making his 18th start of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 7-6 record with a 4.24 ERA and 80 strikeouts across 85 innings pitched.  Minor has made two starts and one relief appearance against the Ducks thus far.  On April 28, Minor pitched one inning, allowing one run on two hits while recording one strikeouts.  On May 3, Minor did not factor into the decision, pitching three and two-thirds innings and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out six.  On June 1, Minor picked up the loss for the Revolution, pitching two and two-thirds innings and allowing eight runs on ten hits (including four home runs) and recording two strikeouts.  In his last start, which came on August 9 against the High Point Rockers, Minor picked up the loss, pitching five and two-thirds innings and allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out six.

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
#49 D’Arby Myers – RF
#15 Rey Fuentes – LF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – DH
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   John Apostolo – 1B
#57 Nick Garland – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#31 Seth Simmons – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Justin Trapp – CF
#15 Welington Dotel – RF
#23 Telvin Nash – DH
#13 Carlos Franco – 3B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – 1B
#29 Melky Mesa – LF
#12 Angelys Nina – 2B
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#33 James Skelton – C

#11 Dan Minor – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

MID 1: Seth Simmons gets things started with a 1-2-3 first inning! Myers-Fuentes-Mazzilli due up for the Flock!

B2: Deibinson Romero rockets a leadoff home run to left to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead!

B2: Rey Fuentes launches a grand slam to give Long Island a 6-0 lead!

B3: The Ducks slash five hits and drive in two runs to extend their advantage to 8-0!

T5: The Revolution get on the board with a home run to lead off the fifth.
Ducks still ahead 8-1.
T6: York tacks on another run thanks to an RBI single.
Ducks lead 8-2.
B7: Long Island adds two after a bases loaded walk to Nick Garland and an RBI single from Vladimir Frias!
Ducks lead 10-2!
FINAL: 🧹🧹🧹
Ducks complete the three-game sweep of the York Revolution!
Long Island 10 – York 2

2019 Games 100 and 101: Ducks vs. Revolution

Mazzilli-Batting-8-14-19.jpgDucks look to take the first two games from the Revolution

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

Single-admission doubleheader starting at 6:00 pm at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks and the York Revolution begin a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark with a doubleheader on Wednesday night.  Long Island leads the season series 6-3 after its last series against York, which came on June 1-3. The Ducks hold the all-time series lead over the Revolution at Bethpage Ballpark with a record of 65-51, along with a 119-116 record in the overall series. 

SUNDAY’S GAME RECAP: 

The Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers by a score of 6-5 on Sunday afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Long Island took an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning thanks to RBI singles by Lew Ford and Daniel Fields, as well as a two-run single by Ramon Cabrera.  In the top of the second, the Ducks would extend their lead to five with an RBI single by L.J. Mazzilli.

The Barnstormers would answer with an RBI double by Andrew Aplin in the bottom of the third inning, a sacrifice fly by Parker Morin in the bottom of the fourth, and a solo home run by Joe Terdoslavich in the bottom of the sixth, making the score 5-3.  However, the Ducks would get an insurance run on a bases loaded walk by Mazzilli in the top of the eighth inning.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Lancaster would score two runs on a double by Andrew Aplin off Ducks reliever Pedro Beato with two outs, but the Ducks would get the third out on a groundout by Caleb Gindl.

Brandon Beachy (1-0) made his first start for the Ducks and picked up the win in the process.  The former Atlanta Braves starter pitched five and one-third innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out four batters.  Cody Mincey pitched two and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief, striking out two and allowing only one hit.  Beato recorded his second save with the Ducks after a rocky ninth inning.  Jared Lakind (5-5) took the mound for Lancaster and picked up the loss on Sunday.  Lakind allowed five runs on 10 hits while striking out five batters across five innings pitched.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Darin Downs will get the nod for Game One of the doubleheader for the Ducks, making his 16th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 3-3 record with a 2.72 ERA and 98 strikeouts across 79 and one-third innings pitched.  Downs has faced the Revolution once this season.  On May 3 at Bethpage Ballpark, Downs did not factor into the decision, pitching three innings and allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits while recording three strikeouts.  In his last start, which came on August 6 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Downs picked up the loss, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on three hits while striking out nine.

Ricky Eusebio will take the mound for York in Game One, making his third start (sixth appearance) of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 0-1 record with a 2.19 ERA and 9 strikeouts across 12 and one-third innings pitched.  Eusebio has never faced the Long Island Ducks.  In his last start, which came on August 7 against the Somerset Patriots, Eusebio picked up the loss, pitching four and one-third innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits while recording six strikeouts.

For Game Two, Vin Mazzaro will start for Long Island, making his fourth start (33rd appearance) of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 5-4 record with a 4.89 ERA and 40 strikeouts across 49 and two-thirds innings pitched.  Mazzaro has made four relief appearances against York this season, totaling four and two-thirds scoreless innings and allowing four hits while recording one strikeout.  In his last start, which came on August 7 in Southern Maryland, Mazzaro picked up the win, pitching six scoreless innings and allowing three hits while striking out five.

Mitch Atkins will start Game Two for the Revolution, making his 18th start of the season.  Atkins possesses a 8-4 record with a 3.16 ERA and 87 strikeouts across 105 and one-third innings pitched.  The 2019 All-Star has not started against the Ducks this season.  In his last start, which came on August 8 against Somerset, Atkins picked up the win, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs on five 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 tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS (Game One):

Long Island Ducks
#49 D’Arby Myers – LF
#43 Cade Gotta – CF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#9   John Apostolo – DH
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#23 Darin Downs – LHP

York Revolution
#2   Justin Trapp – CF
#12 Angelys Nina – 2B
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – C
#13 Carlos Franco – DH
#15 Welington Dotel – RF
#29 Melky Mesa – LF
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#6   Henry Castillo – 3B

#19 Ricky Eusebio – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

B1: The Ducks take an early lead thanks to Hector Sanchez slashing an RBI single to center!
Long Island leads 1-0!
T4: The Revolution tie the game at one with a solo home run from Carlos Franco.
T5: The Revolution take the lead on a bases loaded walk, but Darin Downs retires the next two batters to get out of the inning.
Ducks trail 2-1.
B5: D’ARBY GOES DEEP!
Myers ties the game at two with a solo jack to leadoff the inning!
MID 8: Cody Mincey gets out of a jam, retiring the third out with two runners in scoring position!
Gotta-Mazzilli-Sanchez due up for the Ducks with Myers starting the inning on second!
Ducks 2 – Revolution 2
FINAL (8): DUCKS WADDLE OFF!
Deibinson Romero hits an RBI single off the wall to drive in the winning run!
Ducks win 3-2!

STARTING LINEUPS (Game Two):

Long Island Ducks
#49 D’Arby Myers – DH
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#43 Cade Gotta – LF
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#34 Vin Mazzaro – RHP

York Revolution
#33 James Skelton – C
#6   Henry Castillo – 2B
#23 Telvin Nash – DH
#16 Isaias Tejeda – 1B
#13 Carlos Franco – 3B
#2   Justin Trapp – CF
#29 Melky Mesa – LF
#7   Zach Sullivan – RF
#10 Alvaro Rondon – SS

#30 Mitch Atkins – RHP

 

LIVE GAME UPDATES:

MID 1: We are underway with game two!
Vin Mazzaro starts things off with a 1-2-3 inning!
MID 3: Mazzaro gets out of a jam and strands two in the inning!
Cabrera-Freeman-Frias due up for Long Island.
Still scoreless here in Central Islip.
MID 5: Mazzaro strikes out the side and now has a season high six strikeouts tonight!
Still scoreless at Bethpage Ballpark.
MID 7: Mazzaro strands a runner in scoring position with his seventh strikeout of the game!
Still scoreless going into the bottom of the inning.
Romero-Gotta-Fields due up for the Ducks.
FINAL (8): DUCKS WADDLE OFF AGAIN!
Hector Sanchez drives in the winning run with a sacrifice fly!
Ducks win 1-0!

2019 Game 99: Ducks at Barnstormers

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Ducks battle Barnstormers in rubber game of three-game series

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks and Barnstormers meet for the final game of a three-game series in Lancaster. Long Island is 13-15 in the second half, trailing High Point by three games in the Liberty Division, and 56-42 overall. Lancaster enters at 11-17 in the second half, seven and a half games behind York in the Freedom Division, and 35-63 overall. The Ducks have controlled this year’s season series, going 12-4 against the Barnstormers overall and 4-2 at Clipper Magazine Stadium. All-time, the Ducks have a 145-141 lead in the series between the teams, but the Barnstormers hold a 77-66 edge in Lancaster.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

Long Island dropped the middle game of their three-game series in Lancaster, as they were shut out 4-0 by the Barnstormers.

Barnstormers starter Nate Reed was the story of the game. The left-hander allowed a walk in the first inning to L.J. Mazzilli, who then reached base again in the fourth on a fielding error. Besides that, no Ducks batter reached base over the first six innings. Reed then recorded the first two outs of the seventh before Deibinson Romero singled to left field, ending the sotuhpaw’s bid for a no-hitter and concluding his start. Reed (2-2) struck out seven batters over his six and two-thirds innings to earn the win.

All of Lancaster’s offense came early on against Ducks starter Joe Iorio. Gift Ngoepe hit an opposite-field two-run home run to right field in the second inning that opened the scoring. A two-out single by Joe Terdoslavich, followed by an RBI double by Destin Hood, increased the lead to three. Then in the fourth following a single and a walk, Darian Sandford reached on a fielder’s choice, and Anderson De La Rosa scored on the play when Vladimir Frias‘ throw to first went past John Apostolo and into the dugout.

Iorio (5-2) took the loss, conceding four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings. Ismael Cabrera made his Ducks debut in relief and pitched two perfect innings of relief in the sixth and seventh, striking out three. Clint Freeman then struck out the side in a scoreless eighth inning, working around a leadoff walk to Caleb Gindl.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

The series finale will feature Brandon Beachy on the mound for the Ducks. The right-hander makes his first start in a Ducks uniform and second appearance overall. He pitched three perfect innings of relief in his Ducks debut on Monday during the team’s 8-5 win at Southern Maryland, striking out four batters. Prior to joining the Flock, the five-year MLB veteran with the Braves and Dodgers made 12 appearances (11 starts) in the San Francisco Giants organization combined between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento. He went 3-7 with a 6.22 ERA and 51 strikeouts to 20 walks in 51 innings. Despite making 12 appearances (two starts) last year under Wally Backman with the New Britain Bees, Beachy never faced the Barnstormers.

Lancaster will send Jared Lakind to the rubber in the final game of the series. The southpaw has made 20 appearances (16 starts) this season for the Barnstormers and is 5-4 with a 5.30 ERA and 61 strikeouts to 46 walks over 90 innings of work. His most recent outing came on Tuesday against New Britain at home. He picked up the win, tossing five and two-thirds innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out two. Lakind has not taken a loss in each of his past four starts. This season, he has stymied the Ducks in three starts, yielding just four runs (three earned) over 18 innings, good for a 1.50 ERA. Lakind had given up nine hits and five walks while striking out 15.

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
#49 D’Arby Myers – LF
#43 Cade Gotta – CF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#47 Brandon Beachy – RHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#14 Andrew Aplin – RF
#15 Caleb Gindl – DH
#10 Joe Terdoslavich – LF
#18 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#19 Gift Ngoepe – SS
#8   Parker Morin – C
#5   Zach Shank – 3B
#4   Devon Torrence – CF
#7   Darian Sandford – 2B

#25 Jared Lakind – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: What a start! The Ducks plate four runs on five hits in the opening inning to take a 4-0 lead! Lew Ford and Daniel Fields had RBI singles, while Ramon Cabrera picked up a two-run single!

TOP 2: L.J. Mazzilli laces an RBI single to left field, increasing the Ducks lead to 5-0!

BOT 3: Barnstormers get on the scoreboard with a two-out double down the right field line by Andrew Aplin. 5-1 Long Island.

BOT 4: Parker Morin’s sac fly to right scores Joe Terdoslavich, cutting the Ducks lead to 5-2.

BOT 6: Joe Terdoslavich lifts a home run just over the wall in right, trimming Long Island’s advantage to two. However, Cody Mincey takes over with the tying runs on and induces an inning-ending double play! 5-3 Ducks.

TOP 8: The Ducks grab their sixth run of the day with two single and two walks, including a bases loaded walk to L.J. Mazzilli! 6-3 Long Island!

FINAL: Andrew Aplin hits a two-run double to right, but Pedro Beato gets Caleb Gindl to ground out to second base, ending the game! Ducks win the game 6-5, take the series 2-1 and finish the road trip 4-3! See you at Bethpage Ballpark on Tuesday night!

2019 Game 98: Ducks at Barnstormers

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ong Island looks to guarantee themselves winning road trip

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks meet the Lancaster Barnstormers in game two of a three-game series. Long Island has a 12-3 record this season against Lancaster and a 4-1 mark at Clipper Magazine Stadium in 2019. The Ducks also hold the lead in the all-time series, 145-140, but Lancaster has a 76-66 edge in their home ballpark. The Ducks enter the day two games behind High Point in the Liberty Division for the second half, while the Barnstormers are eight and a half games behind York.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks used a late rally to stun the Lancaster Barnstormers and earn a 4-2 win in the opener of a three-game set.

Hector Sanchez put the Ducks on top in the first with a two-out RBI double down the right field line. Long Island maintained a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the third when Devon Torrence singled with two outs, and Caleb Gindl followed with a two-run homer to right.

Following the home run, Ducks starter Brian Matusz settled in and retired the final 10 batters he faced through the sixth inning, yielding just three hits total while striking out five. Lancaster starter Connor Overton also pitched well, yielding just one run on four hits and a walk over six innings in his Barnstormers debut while striking out three.

After a perfect seventh inning by Ducks reliever Zack Weiss, Sanchez evened the game at two in the eighth with a one-out solo homer to right off Scott Shuman that cleared the picnic tables. Weiss pitched another 1-2-3 inning in the eighth, and Cody Eppley came on to pitch for the Barnstormers in the ninth. Clint Freeman stepped to the plate with one out and lined a solo homer to right, his first as a Duck, giving Long Island a 3-2 lead. D’Arby Myers would then reach on a two-out error, steal two bases and score on a throwing error to run the score to 4-2.

Pedro Beato, now in the Ducks bullpen, came on to pitch a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth to earn his first save of the season. Long Island’s pitching staff retired the final 19 Barnstormers batters that came up to bat following Gindl’s homer in the third. Weiss (3-1) earned the win for the Ducks, while Eppley (1-5) took the loss for the ‘Stormers.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks hand the baseball to Joe Iorio for game two of the three-game series. The right-hander has accrued a 5-1 record with a 2.73 ERA in 23 games (13 starts) this season. His last outing came on August 3 against the High Point Rockers at Bethpage Ballpark. Though he took a no-decision, the Florida resident tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out five batters, earning his third consecutive quality start. Iorio has made three appearances (two starts) against the Barnstormers this season. He has a 1-0 record with a 2.77 ERA and six strikeouts over 13 innings. His only outing in Lancaster was a relief appearance on May 2 when he surrendered a run on three hits in two innings.

Lancaster will counter with Nate Reed as they try to even the series. The southpaw has gone 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in four starts after rejoining the Barnstormers in July. He was terrific in his most recent outing, tossing six and one-third scoreless innings at Sugar Land on August 3, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out five to earn a win. Prior to that outing, he combined to give up 18 runs (17 earned) on 19 hits and six walks over 10.2 innings in his first three starts. Reed has not faced the Ducks this season, but last year, he made one starts against the Flock on June 24 at Bethpage Ballpark. He allowed three hits and five walks over five scoreless innings while striking out five, taking a no-decision.

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
#43 Cade Gotta – CF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – RF
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#9   John Apostolo – 1B
#38 Ramon Cabrera – DH
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#5   Joe Iorio – RHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – 2B
#4   Devon Torrence – CF
#15 Caleb Gindl – RF
#10 Joe Terdoslavich – LF
#41 Destin Hood – DH
#18 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#19 Gift Ngoepe – SS
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#5   Zach Shank – 3B

#33 Nate Reed – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

END 1: No score after one inning at Clipper Magazine Stadium. L.J. Mazzilli drew a walk for the Ducks, while Caleb Gindl collected a single for the Barnstormers.

BOT 2: Barnstormers take an early 2-0 lead on an opposite-field two-run home run by Gift Ngoepe.

BOT 3: A two-out RBI double by Destin Hood increases Lancaster’s lead to three.

BOT 4: Anderson De La Rosa scores on a fielder’s choice and a throwing error. 4-0 Lancaster.

END 6: Ismael Cabrera takes over on the mound and tosses a 1-2-3 inning as he makes his Ducks debut.

MID 7: Deibinson Romero ends Nate Reed’s no-hit bid with a single to left. Ducks still trailing by four.

TOP 8: D’Arby Myers officially becomes the first player in Ducks history to steal first base, doing so with two outs in the eighth against Barnstormers righty Logan Sawyer.

BOT 8: Clint Freeman strikes out the side in a scoreless eighth inning! The Ducks bullpen has tossed three scoreless and hitless innings thus far.

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