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LDCS Game 1: Ducks vs. Patriots

The Ducks attempt to win their third consecutive Liberty Division Championship against the Patriots

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

For the fourth year in a row, the Long Island Ducks will face the Somerset Patriots in the Liberty Division Championship Series. The Ducks have claimed the last two playoff series between the two teams, winning 3-1 in 2017 and 3-2 in 2016. This year, the rivals have been very evenly matched, splitting the season series at 9-9. However, the Ducks have won their six past meetings against Somerset. The road team has had the advantage throughout the year, with each team going 5-4 when visiting the other.

SEASON SERIES RECAP: 

The first six games between the Patriots and Ducks took place inside TD Bank Ballpark. The Ducks took the first game 6-4, but Somerset would go on to take four of the remaining five, with all of the victories being one-run wins for the Patriots. The Ducks dropped the three-game series that followed in Bethpage Ballpark, winning the final game 8-2. Both teams broke out the brooms, with all three sets of games ending in sweeps. The Patriots first swept the Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark, but the Flock responded by running through the Patriots in the next two series to split the 18 games this season.

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks send veteran Matt Larkins to the mound for the playoff opener. The right-hander ended the regular season with a 7-5 record and a 4.56 ERA in 19 starts this season. For the second straight time, rain cut Larkins’ start short. The Idaho native dealt three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit against the Skeeters last Wednesday. His last full outing was a rough one against the Revolution, in which he picked up the loss after giving up season highs in runs (nine) and hits (15). Larkins has made three starts against the Patriots this season, with one being on a limited pitch count. In those starts, he has allowed seven runs (six earned) in 13 innings for a 4.15 ERA. In eight career starts against the Patriots, Larkins is 2-1 with a 3.56 ERA including a complete game.

Vince Molesky will start against the Ducks after spending the first part of the season as a reliever, making 29 appearances and 11 starts with a 7-2 record paired with a 2.65 ERA. Molesky went four innings in his last start, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out two against the Blue Crabs last Tuesday. Molesky joins the Patriots after spending the first three seasons of his professional career in the Frontier League, where he led the league in strikeouts the past two seasons.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2018, 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 pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#23 Rubi Silva – LF
#5   Miles Williams – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS
#47 Endy Chavez – DH
#17 Jayce Boyd – 1B
#11 Ramon Flores – LF
#21 Nate Coronado – 3B
#1   Justin Trapp – RF
#5   Mike Fransoso – 2B
#14 John Nester – C

#26 Vince Molesky – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 3: Matt Larkins has dealt three scoreless frames so far in game one!

BOT 3: A two-run triple by Daniel Fields followed by a Lew Ford RBI single helps the Ducks jump out to a 3-0 lead!

BOT 4: Jordany Valdespin drives in a run with a triple then scores on a throwing error! 5-0 Ducks!

TOP 5: Patriots get one back after an RBI single by Craig Massey. Ducks lead 5-1.

TOP 6: Ramon Flores hits a solo homer to cut into the Ducks’ lead. It’s now 5-2 Long Island.

BOT 6: A Daniel Fields sac fly followed by a Lew Ford RBI single leads to a 7-2 advantage for the Flock!

BOT 7: More runs for the Flock! A run-scoring error and sacrifice fly push the lead to 9-2!

FINAL: Jose Cuas turns a slick 1-6-3 double play to close out a 9-2 victory in game one of the LDCS!

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2018 Divisional Playoff Preview – Ducks vs. Patriots

2018-Divisional-Playoffs-Preview-StoryFourth consecutive season that Long Island battles Somerset for Liberty Division crown

(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2018) – The Atlantic League playoffs are about to begin, and for the fourth consecutive season and 13th time in franchise history, the Long Island Ducks will be playing postseason baseball. The Ducks, who clinched a playoff berth as the Second Half Liberty Division champions this past Saturday, will face the First Half Liberty Division champion Somerset Patriots in the best-of-five Liberty Division Championship Series. The winner of the series will move on to the Atlantic League Championship Series, where they will meet the winner of the Freedom Division Championship Series that pits the first and second half champion Sugar Land Skeeters against the wild card winning Lancaster Barnstormers.

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game One Wed., September 19 Patriots at Ducks 6:35 p.m. Bethpage Ballpark
Game Two Thurs., September 20 Patriots at Ducks 6:35 p.m. Bethpage Ballpark
Game Three Fri., September 21 Ducks at Patriots 7:05 p.m. TD Bank Ballpark
Game Four* Sat., September 22 Ducks at Patriots 7:05 p.m. TD Bank Ballpark
Game Five* Sun., September 23 Ducks at Patriots 5:05 p.m. TD Bank Ballpark
*If Necessary        

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD HISTORY

2018 marks the fifth time the Ducks and Patriots will face off in the postseason. Their first-ever meeting came in the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series when Somerset was still a member of the Freedom Division. Long Island won the first two games at home before going on to win the series in five games, claiming their third Atlantic League championship and second in a row. The sides faced again in the 2015 Liberty Division Championship Series, with the teams splitting the first two games on Long Island before the Patriots overcame a 2-1 series deficit for a 3-2 series victory. In 2016, the two teams met in the Liberty Division Championship Series once again, with the Patriots hosting the first two games at TD Bank Ballpark. Somerset claimed both, but Long Island rallied back with three consecutive wins at home, outscoring Somerset 14-2 to win the Liberty Division championship. Last season, the Ducks claimed the Liberty Division crown for the second straight year after rallying back from a game one loss at home to win the next three games, the latter two of which were in Somerset. The Ducks have an 11-8 advantage in the all-time playoff series with the Patriots. They have won seven of nine meetings at Bethpage Ballpark, while the Patriots have taken six of 10 matchups at TD Bank Ballpark.
During the regular season, the Ducks and Patriots have met a total of 363 times since the Ducks entered the Atlantic League in 2000. The Ducks hold a 182-181 lead in the tightly-contested series, and they have a 96-88 edge on Long Island while the Patriots maintain an 93-86 advantage in New Jersey. The 2018 series was split at nine games apiece, with the Ducks winning the final six games between the two teams. Long Island went 4-5 in Central Islip and won five of the nine games played in Bridgewater. The two teams played nine games against each other in each half, with the Patriots going 6-3 in the first half, and the Ducks taking six of the nine games in the second half. This series will be the first meeting between the teams since the Ducks swept the Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark August 6-8.

ROSTERS

Below are the active Divisional Playoff rosters for the Long Island Ducks and Somerset Patriots (players listed alphabetically by position):

LONG ISLAND DUCKS SOMERSET PATRIOTS
PITCHERS PITCHERS
Fernando Abad (LHP) Dustin Antolin (RHP)
Lorenzo Barcelo (RHP) Mike Antonini (LHP)
Jose Cuas (RHP) Duane Below (LHP)
Jake Fisher (LHP) Chase Huchingson (LHP)
Taylor Grover (RHP) Ryan Kelly (RHP)
Matt Larkins (RHP) Logan Kensing (RHP)
Brett Marshall (RHP) David Kubiak (RHP)
Dennis O’Grady (RHP) Vince Molesky (RHP)
Logan Ondrusek (RHP) Dustin Molleken (RHP)
Carlos Pimentel (RHP) Stephen Perakslis (RHP)
Francisco Rodriguez (RHP) Rick Teasley (LHP)
Hector Silvestre (LHP) Ryan Webb (RHP)
Ashur Tolliver (LHP) Zech Zinicola (RHP)
CATCHERS CATCHERS
Ramon Cabrera Yovan Gonzalez
Dioner Navarro John Nester
INFIELDERS INFIELDERS
Taylor Ard Nate Coronado
Dan Lyons Mike Fransoso
Cody Puckett Craig Massey
Jordany Valdespin Alfredo Rodriguez
David Washington Jose Sermo
Justin Trapp
OUTFIELDERS OUTFIELDERS
Daniel Fields Jayce Boyd
Lew Ford Endy Chavez
Robert Garcia Ramon Flores
Rubi Silva Justin Pacchioli
Miles Williams
COACHES COACHES
Kevin Baez – Manager Brett Jodie – Manager
John Brownell – Pitching Coach Glen Barker – Hitting/Third Base Coach
Lew Ford – Hitting Coach Jon Hunton – Pitching Coach
Bud Harrelson – Coach Fox Beyer – First Base Coach
Alfonso Reda – Bullpen Coach

PITCHING MATCHUPS

The following are the probable pitching matchups for the Liberty Division Championship Series (statistics provided are 2018 records and ERA in Atlantic League play):

GAME ONE
Patriots: RHP Vince Molesky (7-2, 2.65 ERA) vs. Ducks: RHP Matt Larkins (7-5, 4.55 ERA)

GAME TWO

Patriots: RHP Stephen Perakslis (2-1, 3.35 ERA) vs. Ducks: LHP Jake Fisher (8-7, 3.91 ERA)

GAME THREE
Ducks: RHP Brett Marshall (6-9, 4.56 ERA) vs. Patriots: RHP David Kubiak (8-3, 3.40 ERA) or LHP Rick Teasley (4-5, 3.60 ERA)

GAME FOUR

Ducks: RHP Lorenzo Barcelo (2-1, 4.20 ERA) vs. Patriots: LHP Rick Teasley (4-5, 3.60 ERA) or RHP David Kubiak (8-3, 3.40 ERA)

GAME FIVE
Ducks: RHP Dennis O’Grady (6-4, 3.81 ERA) vs. Patriots: TBA

FOLLOW ALONG

Those unable to make it out to the ballpark can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks’ official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com. Fans can follow a pitch-by-pitch account of today’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

TICKET LINKS

Tickets to all Ducks home postseason games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.

Those wishing to attend Games Three, Four and Five at TD Bank Ballpark can purchase tickets by calling (908) 252-0700 or visiting www.somersetpatriots.com.

Game 121: Ducks at Skeeters

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The Ducks kick off their final series of the regular season in Texas

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

7:05 p.m. CDT/8:05 p.m. EDT at Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Tex.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Long Island comes into the final stretch of the season with a two-game lead on the Somerset Patriots in the second half with a record of 35-22. Sugar Land clinched a playoff spot with a 41-22 record in the first half, and has dominated in the second half as well, going 38-19 while nearly securing a second-half title in the Freedom Division. This will be the 13th of 18 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 132nd all-time meeting. The Skeeters have a one-game lead on the Ducks in the all-time series, going 66-65 against the Flock, but the 2018 series is tied at six games apiece after the Ducks swept Sugar Land to kick off the second half. The Ducks have a 24-37 all-time record when traveling to Texas. Last season’s series between the two teams ended in an even split, 10-10.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The Ducks were unable to close out Bethpage Ballpark for the 2018 regular season on a high note, falling to the Road Warriors 7-3 on Sunday.

The Road Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Edwin Gomez, a wild pitch by Ducks starter Brett Marshall and a run-scoring double play. The Ducks answered right back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at three. An RBI single by Miles Williams, a run-scoring wild by Road Warriors starter Julio DePaula and an RBI double by Ramon Cabrera highlighted the inning.

An RBI single by Melvin Rodriguez in the second restored the lead for the Road Warriors at 4-3. It stayed that way until the sixth when three two-out runs increased the visitor’s lead to four. Following a walk to Osvaldo Martinez, Rodriguez’ RBI single to left field and Gomez’ two-run double to right-center did the damage.

DePaula earned the win, tossing six innings of three-run ball, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Marshall took the loss, conceding four runs on five hits and four walks in one and one-third innings with one strikeout.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Lorenzo Barcelo takes the mound tonight, marking his 11th appearance and fourth start of the season. Thus far, the 40-year-old has gone 2-1 with a 5.14 ERA since joining the Ducks. Barcelo went six innings in his last appearance, allowing four runs (three in his final inning of work) on six hits, striking out five New Britain Bees in a losing effort. The Dominican Republic native has played professionally for 18 years, reaching the big leagues from 2000 to 2002 with the Chicago White Sox, tallying 66 innings with a 4.50 ERA.

Lucas Irvine starts for the Skeeters tonight, making his fifth appearance of the season after being acquired from the American Association on August 17th. The fourth-year Atlantic League veteran has been great since joining the Skeeters, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA through 20 and two-thirds innings. The righty took a no-decision in his last start on September 4th against the Blue Crabs, allowing just one run in six innings of work, giving up five hits. Irvine was originally drafted by the Rays and is a veteran of the American Association, Canadian-American Association, and the Mexican League.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2018, 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 pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#23 Rubi Silva – 2B
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#38 Ramon Cabrera – DH
#5   Miles Williams – RF
#27 Dioner Navarro – C
#2   Cody Puckett – SS

#34 Lorenzo Barcelo – RHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#27 Barrett Barnes – LF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#33 Derek Norris – C
#19 Juan Silverio – 3B
#16 Matt Chavez – 1B
#3   Albert Cordero – DH
#10 Tony Thomas – RF
#9   Luke Dykstra – 2B
#7   Alvaro Rondon – SS

#23 Lucas Irvine – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: Lorenzo Barcelo strikes out the side in the opening inning, as both teams trade zeroes to begin the ballgame.

TOP 3: Miles Williams with an oppo taco! He drives a deep blast over the right field wall for his fourth homer as a Duck, giving Long Island a 1-0 lead!

BOT 3: Two more strikeouts for Barcelo, who now has seven on the night over three innings!

TOP 5: Another leadoff homer, and another one the opposite way! David Washington launches a solo blast over the left field fence to make it a 2-0 ballgame!

BOT 5: Skeeters tie the game at two on a leadoff solo home run by Alberto Cordero and a sac fly from Barrett Barnes.

TOP 6: The Ducks regain the lead! An RBI double to right-center by Daniel Fields scores Cody Puckett with the go-ahead run! 3-2 Flock

BOT 7: Sugar Land ties the game at three on an RBI single by Alvaro Rondon. However, Jose Cuas enters and works out of a first-and-second, no-out jam to keep the game even!

BOT 8: An error, a balk and an RBI single by Albert Cordero have put the Skeeters in front 4-3.

TOP 9: RBI singles by Ramon Cabrera and Dioner Navarro, both with two outs off Felipe Paulino, have given the Ducks a 5-4 lead!

FINAL: Francisco Rodriguez nails down his 26th save of the season, stranding the tying run at second base! Ducks take the series opener, 5-4 over the Skeeters!

Game 120: Ducks vs. Road Warriors

The Ducks attempt to sweep the Road Warriors in their final home game of the season

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks look to defeat the Road Warriors for the ninth straight time today. Long Island comes in at 65-54 on the year, and 35-21 in the second half, two and a half games ahead of Somerset for first place in the Liberty Division, while the Road Warriors are 27-93, with a 10-47 second half record, seated at the bottom of the Liberty Division. This will be the final of 19 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 127th all-time meeting. The Ducks have dominated the series, winning 103 of 126 games, and have a 12-6 lead over the visitors this season. The Ducks put up a 17-1 record against the Road Warriors in their last year of action, 2011.

SATURDAY’S RECAP: 

A couple of big homers led the Ducks to a 9-4 victory over the Road Warriors.

The Road Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning against Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady. RBI singles by Anthony Ray and Ermindo Escobar, along with a run-scoring fielding error, did the damage. Long Island responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning off Road Warriors starter Kelvin Villa to tie the game. Following walks to David Washington and Dioner Navarro, Cody Puckett launched a two-out three-run home run to left field.

One inning later, the Ducks would take a 7-3 lead with a four-spot. After walks to Lew Ford and Washington as well as an infield single by Miles Williams, Navarro lifted a two-out grand slam over the left field fence. A solo home run to left by Geraldo Valentin in the sixth closed the gap to three, but a run-scoring balk and an RBI infield single by Daniel Fields in the eighth pushed Long Island’s lead to 9-4.

O’Grady picked up the win, tossing five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out two. Villa suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on six hits and five walks over seven innings with three strikeouts. Fernando Abad, Logan Ondrusek and Francisco Rodriguez each turned in a scoreless inning of relief for the Flock.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Brett Marshall will start in a Ducks uniform for the second time today. The righty was brilliant in his team debut, lasting six innings and allowing just one run on four hits, striking out seven in a 6-2 victory. Marshall started his season with the Sugar Land Skeeters and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, accumulating a 5-8 record with a 4.59 ERA with the two teams. The 28-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career in the New York Yankees organization, reaching the majors in 2013. Marshall collected a 4.50 ERA in three relief appearances with the Bronx Bombers, striking out seven batters.

Julio DePaula starts for the Road Warriors today, making his 21st appearance of the season and first start. The righty has struggled recently, giving up five runs in his last one and one-third innings pitched over two appearances. DePaula is a seven-year ALPB veteran, representing the Bluefish, Revolution, and Skeeters in years past. The Dominican Republic native reached the majors in 2007 with the Minnesota Twins, making 16 appearances.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s game, and every Ducks game in 2018, 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 pitch-by-pitch account of today’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#23 Rubi Silva – 2B
#5   Miles Williams – RF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#30 David Washington – 1B
#27 Dioner Navarro – DH
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#9   Anthony Vega – CF
#29 Steve Longo – SS

#18 Brett Marshall – RHP

Road Warriors
#2   Osvaldo Martinez – SS
#5   Melvin Rodriguez – 2B
#10 Edwin Gomez – 3B
#29 Jose Julio-Ruiz – DH
#24 Jorge Fernandez – RF
#23 Geraldo Valentin – 1B
#3   Anthony Ray – LF
#12 Robert De La Hoz – C
#15 Matt Hibbert – CF

#37 Julio DePaula – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Road Warriors strike first with three runs in the frame.

BOT 1: Ducks come right back with three runs of their own to tie the game up!

TOP 2: Road Warriors jump ahead with an RBI single to make it 4-3.

TOP 6: A two-run double extends the lead for the Road Warriors to 7-3.

FINAL: Ducks fall to the Road Warriors 7-3.

Game 119: Ducks vs. Road Warriors

The Ducks go for their third win in a row tonight

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks look to defeat the Road Warriors for the eighth straight time tonight. Long Island comes in at 64-54 on the year, and 34-21 in the second half, one and a half games ahead of Somerset for first place in the Liberty Division, while the Road Warriors are 27-92, with a 10-46 second half record, seated at the bottom of the Liberty Division. This will be the 18th of 19 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 126th all-time meeting. The Ducks have dominated the series, winning 102 of 123 games, and have an 11-6 lead over the visitors this season. The Ducks put up a 17-1 record against the Road Warriors in their last year of action, 2011.

FRIDAY’S RECAP: 

A brilliant pitching performance led the Ducks to a series-opening 4-1 victory over the Road Warriors.

Ducks starter Jake Fisher was masterful to earn the victory. The southpaw went all nine innings for Long Island, allowing just one run on five hits and no walks while striking out three batters. His only blemish came with two outs in the ninth when Jose Julio-Ruiz lifted a solo home run to right field. Fisher threw just 89 pitches over his nine innings of work, 61 of which were strikes.

Long Island gave Fisher a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-out, two-run home run to right field by Rubi Silva, his first longball as a Duck. A triple by Daniel Fields followed by an RBI groundout from Lew Ford in the sixth extended the lead to three. Steve Longo then rounded out the scoring in the seventh with a two-out RBI single to right field.

Road Warriors starter Felix Baez took the loss, pitching all eight innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out 11. He threw 127 pitches in the game, 70 for strikes.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Dennis O’Grady takes the mound for the Ducks on Saturday. The right-hander enters the game at 5-3 on the year with a 3.75 ERA in a team-leading 50 appearances (two starts). O’Grady looked great in the starting role once again on September 2nd against the Revolution, allowing one run in three and one-third innings of work, striking out three. Against the Road Warriors this season, O’Grady has allowed just two runs in eight and one-third innings of work, giving up just five hits.

Kelvin Villa starts for the Road Warriors today, bringing in a 6.08 ERA and a 6-10 record over 24 appearances (21 starts). The Dominican Republic native is coming off a tough outing against the Blue Crabs in which he gave up six runs (five earned) off of 10 hits, but the Road Warriors won 8-6 anyway. This is the lefty’s sixth season in the Atlantic League dating back to 2010. In his career against the Ducks, Villa owns a 3-8 record in 14 games (11 starts). Villa did not play professionally in both 2016 and 2017.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2018, 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 pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#23 Rubi Silva – 2B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#5   Miles Williams – RF
#27 Dioner Navarro – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#29 Steve Longo – SS

#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP

Road Warriors
#2   Osvaldo Martinez – SS
#5   Melvin Rodriguez – 2B
#10 Edwin Gomez – 3B
#29 Jose Julio-Ruiz – DH
#24 Jorge Fernandez – RF
#23 Geraldo Valentin – 1B
#3   Anthony Ray – LF
#7   Ermindo Escobar – C
#15 Matt Hibbert – CF

#18 Kelvin Villa – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Dennis O’Grady retires the first three batters he faces!

TOP 2: An error in the inning leads to three runs coming across for the Road Warriors.

BOT 2: Cody Puckett ties it with a three-run bomb to left field!

BOT 3: Dioner Navarro hits a GRAND SLAM to push the Ducks ahead 7-3!

TOP 6: A solo homer pulls the Road Warriors within three. Ducks lead 7-4.

BOT 8: A balk and a Daniel Fields single bring in a pair of insurance runs to make it 9-4!

FINAL: K-Rod strikes out Melvin Rodriguez to cap off a 9-4 Ducks win over the Road Warriors!

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