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2019 ALCS Game Two: Ducks vs. Skeeters

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Long Island plays final game at Bethpage Ballpark in 2019

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Sugar Land Skeeters meet in the second game of the 2019 Atlantic League Championship Series on Wednesday night at Bethpage Ballpark. This is a rematch of the 2018 ALCS in which the Skeeters defeated the Ducks in five games. The Ducks are coming off a sweep of the High Point Rockers in the Liberty Division Championship Series. After winning the LDCS, Long Island is the first team in Atlantic League history to reach the ALCS in four consecutive seasons. In the regular season the Flock won both the first and second halves of the season and also set the franchise record for wins in a season, finishing with 86 wins. The Ducks have posted a 41-39 all-time playoff record overall and a 27-15 record in the postseason at Bethpage Ballpark. Long Island claimed the season series with Sugar Land, taking 13 of 19 games. The Ducks also led 8-2 in games played on Long Island in 2019. This is the third time that Long Island and Sugar Land have met in the playoffs, with the Skeeters winning both the 2016 and 2018 championships.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

Long Island defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 7-5 Tuesday night in game one of the Atlantic League Championship Series.

The Ducks got off to a fast start, putting up five runs in the top of the first thanks to an RBI single from Lew Ford and back-to-back home runs by Deibinson Romero and David Washington, a three-run blast and a solo shot respectively.

A wild pitch and an RBI single by Zack Borenstein got the Skeeters on the board in the third. Another run for Sugar Land brought the score to 5-3 when Cody Stanley hit an RBI groundout in the top of the fourth. However, in the bottom of the inning the Ducks added two more runs to their lead after Washington hit his second home run of the evening, hitting a solo home run 440 feet to center field, and a Steve Lombardozzi sacrifice fly to center.

The Skeeters scored twice in the eighth on a throwing error and a solo home run, but that was all they could muster.

Ducks starter Vin Mazzaro (2-0) picked up the victory for Long Island, lasting six innings, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Mike Hauschild (0-2) was tagged with the loss for Sugar Land after tossing seven innings, yielding seven runs on 11 hits and two walks, while striking out six. Cody Mincey converted his third save of the postseason for the Ducks, throwing a perfect ninth inning.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Darin Downs takes the mound for Long Island tonight, making his second start of the 2019 postseason. This season the lefty put up a 3-3 record with a 2.53 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 109.2 innings. His last start was in game one of the LDCS at High Point, where he pitched six and one-third innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks, while striking out seven. This is the fourth time Downs has matched up with Sugar Land, against whom he has gathered a 1-0 record with a 2.12 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 17 innings of work.

Former Duck Carlos Pimentel makes his second start of the 2019 postseason for the Skeeters tonight. In the regular season the righty posted a 6-4 record with a 3.92 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 78 innings pitched. His last start was game two of the FDCS against York, lasting five innings, surrendering one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. In three starts against his former team, Pimentel is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched.

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
#15 Rey Fuentes- CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#11 L.J. Mazzilli – LF
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#29 Daniel Fields – RF

#23 Darin Downs – LHP

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

#18 Carlos Pimentel – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: An RBI double by Wynton Bernard and a two-run home run from Albert Cordero have the Skeeters out in front 3-0 early.

TOP 2: Two runs come home on a two-out throwing error. 5-0 Skeeters.
TOP 3: Zach Borenstein’s RBI single to right makes it 6-0.
TOP 6: Javier Betancourt adds an RBI single to left field, making it a 7-0 game.

2019 ALCS Game One: Ducks vs. Skeeters

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Ducks and Skeeters set to open rematch of last year’s ALCS

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Sugar Land Skeeters meet in the first game of the 2019 Atlantic League Championship Series on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark. This will be a rematch of the 2018 ALCS in which the Skeeters defeated the Ducks in five games. The Ducks are coming off a sweep of the High Point Rockers in the Liberty Division Championship Series. After winning the LDCS, Long Island is the first team in Atlantic League history to reach the ALCS in four consecutive seasons. In the regular season the Flock won both the first and second halves of the season and also set the franchise record for wins in a season, finishing with 86 wins. The Ducks have posted a 40-39 all-time playoff record overall and a 26-15 record in the postseason at Bethpage Ballpark. Long Island claimed the season series with Sugar Land, taking 13 of 19 games. The Ducks also led 8-2 in games played on Long Island in 2019. This is the third time that Long Island and Sugar Land have met in the playoffs, with the Skeeters winning both the 2016 and 2018 championships.

FRIDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks completed their sweep of the Liberty Division Championship Series against the High Point Rockers, winning 3-2 on Friday night.

Long Island got on the board early thanks to a two-run single by Hector Sanchez with two away in the bottom of the first inning. The Rockers got a run back in the fifth when Tyler Ladendorf brought in a run with a groundout to short.

Neither team scored until Steve Lombardozzi lifted a sacrifice fly to right in the home half of the eighth inning, giving Long Island a 3-1 lead. High Point tried to mount a comeback in the top of the ninth after Quincy Latimore launched a solo home run to center, however, their attempt fell short as Cody Mincey retired the next three batters to end the game.

Ducks starting pitcher Seth Simmons (1-0) picked up the win Long Island after yielding one run on two hits and two walks over seven innings, while striking out nine batters. Rockers starter Joe Van Meter (0-1) was tagged with the loss for High Point, tossing seven and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Mincey earned his second save of the postseason, surrendering just the home run in the ninth.

FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Vin Mazzaro toes the rubber for Long Island tonight, making his second start of the postseason. In the regular season the righty pitched in 39 games (10 starters), posting an 11-4 record with a 3.61 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 92.1 innings pitched. He was the starting pitcher for the Ducks in game two of the LDCS at High Point, throwing eight innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts. Mazzaro faced Sugar Land six times in 2019, amassing a 1-1 record with a 2.16 ERA and nine strikeouts over eight and one-third innings of work.

Mike Hauschild takes the mound for Sugar Land tonight, making his second start of the postseason. The righty started nine games for the Skeeters in the regular season, accumulating a 4-0 record with a 2.50 ERA and 40 strikeouts over 50.1 innings. He pitched for Sugar Land in game one of the Freedom Division Championship Series against York, going six and two-thirds innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on four hits and five walks, while striking out seven. This will be Hauschild’s first start against Long Island.

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
#15 Rey Fuentes- CF
#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
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#29 Daniel Fields – RF

#34 Vin Mazzaro – RHP

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

#10 Mike Hauschild – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

Vin Mazzaro delivers a first pitch called strike to Wynton Bernard and the Atlantic League Championship Series is underway at Bethpage Ballpark!
MID 1: Mazzaro is off to a hot start with a 1-2-3 inning including two strikeouts!
Fuentes-Lombardozzi-Ford due up for Long Island!
B1: The Ducks jump out in front in a big way thanks to an RBI single by Lew Ford, a three-run home run from Deibinson Romero and a solo homer by David Washington!
Ducks lead 5-0!
Here are the stats for Deibinson Romero’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first:
Distance: 370 ft
Exit Velocity: 94 mph
Launch Angle: 31 degrees
T3: The Skeeters get on the board after scoring on a wild pitch and an RBI single.
Ducks lead 5-2.
T4: Sugar Land brings in a run on an RBI groundout.
Ducks still in front, 5-3.
As David Washington leads off the bottom of the fourth we are glad to report that his first inning home run has finally landed!
His solo home run traveled 429 feet and left the bat at 105 mph!
B4: David Washington goes deep for the second time tonight and Steve Lombardozzi lifts a sacrifice fly to center!
 
Ducks lead 7-3!
David Washington’s second home run of the night went even further than his first, traveling 440 feet and coming off the bat at 104 mph!
T8: Sugar Land tacks on two thanks to a wild pitch and a solo home run.
Ducks ahead 7-5.
FINAL: DUCKS WIN!
Cody Mincey comes in and gets his third save of the postseason with a 1-2-3 ninth inning!
 
Long Island 7 – Sugar Land 5

2019 LDCS Game Three: Ducks vs. Rockers

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Long Island returns home with a chance to sweep LDCS

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks and Rockers meet in game three of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday night as the series shifts back to Long Island. The Flock enters with a 2-0 lead in the series and can punch their ticket to the Atlantic League Championship Series with a win tonight. With the victory, the Ducks would become the first team in Atlantic League history to reach the ALCS in four consecutive seasons. The Ducks have posted a 39-39 all-time playoff record overall and a 25-15 record in the postseason at Bethpage Ballpark. In their inaugural season the Rockers won the season series against Long Island 11-8 and also had the edge in games played at Bethpage Ballpark 6-3.

WEDNESDAY’S RECAP: 

Long Island took game two of the Liberty Division Championship Series from the High Point Rockers 8-1 on Wednesday night in North Carolina.

The Rockers got on the board first after Myles Schroder hit an RBI single to left off Ducks starter Vin Mazzaro in the second inning. That was the only run that High Point could muster, as Mazzaro was lights out for the rest of the evening.

It did not take long for the Ducks to score, as a two-run triple from Steve Lombardozzi and an RBI single by Lew Ford in the top of the third gave Long Island the 3-1 lead.

When Ford came up to the plate again in the sixth he lined an RBI double to left and L.J. Mazzilli followed with a two-run home run. In the seventh, Daniel Fields hit a home run of his own, a solo shot, and then Rey Fuentes rounded out the scoring in the ninth with an RBI single to center.

Mazzaro (1-0) picked up the win for Long Island, tossing eight innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits and four walks, while striking out 10 Rockers. High Point starting pitcher Craig Stem (0-1) took the loss, pitching five and two-thirds, surrendering six runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

WEDNESDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Seth Simmons takes the mound for Long Island, making his first postseason appearance of 2019. This season the righty posted an 8-8 record with a 3.86 ERA and 119 strikeouts over 140 innings split between High Point and Long Island. His last start was at York on September 17, where he threw five scoreless innings allowing just one hit and walk, while striking out six. Simmons started one game against his former team for the Ducks this season, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, yielding four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

The Rockers look to Joe Van Meter to start game three of the Liberty Division Championship Series. The righty started 24 games for High Point this season, accumulating a 10-6 record with a 2.30 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 144.2 innings pitched. His last start was at Bethpage Ballpark on September 21, where he pitched five and two-thirds innings, surrendering two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks, while striking out six. In 2019 Van Meter matched up with the Ducks four times, amassing a 2-1 record with a 3.09 ERA and 26 strikeouts over 23.1 innings of work.

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
#15 Rey Fuentes- CF

#31 Seth Simmons – RHP

High Point Rockers
#65 Stephen Cardullo – 1B
#29 Jared Mitchell – RF
#6   Hector Gomez – 3B
#22 Quincy Latimore – LF
#11 Myles Schroder – CF
#4   Michael Russell – 2B
#9   Tyler Ladendorf – DH
#1   Giovanny Alfonzo – SS
#17 Matthew Jones – C

#34 Joe Van Meter – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

MID 1: Seth Simmons gets game three of the LDCS underway with a 1-2-3 inning!
 
Frias-Lombardozzi-Ford due up for Long Island!
B1: SANCHEZ SLASHES!
Hector Sanchez laces a two-run single to center to give Long Island an early 2-0 lead!
MID 3: Simmons retires the side in order for the second time tonight!
He strikes out two in the inning, bringing his total to five thus far!
T5: The Rockers get on the board thanks to an RBI groundout to short.
Ducks lead 2-1.
MID 6: Simmons leaves runners stranded on second and third with a strikeout to end the inning!
He has eight Ks tonight!
MID 8: Joe Iorio comes into the game and retires the side in order!
Ducks still lead 2-1!
B8: Steve Lombardozzi lifts a sacrifice fly to right field!
Ducks lead 3-1!
FINAL: DUCKS WIN! DUCKS WIN!
After allowing a leadoff home run, Cody Mincey retires the next three batters, punctuating the inning with a strikeout!
 
Long Island sweeps the High Point Rockers!
 
Next stop the Atlantic League Championship Series!

2019 Game 140: Ducks vs. Rockers

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Ducks close out regular season

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Long Island and High Point clash in the rubber match of their three game series on Sunday. After the Rockers clinched the Atlantic League wild card last night, the Ducks now know that they will be traveling to North Carolina for the first two games of the LDCS, which will take place on September 24 and September 25. In the inaugural season of this match up the Flock has a 7-11 record against the Rockers, and Long Island has a 2-6 record at Bethpage Ballpark when playing High Point.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks fell to the High Point Rockers on Saturday night 8-2 in the middle game of a three game series.

Daniel Fields scored the first run of the game, reaching base on a single in the third and then eventually coming around on a wild pitch thrown by Rockers starting pitcher Joe Van Meter to give Long Island a 1-0 lead. High Point, though, had a quick response putting up five runs off Ducks starter Brian Matusz in the top of the fourth inning. The inning was highlighted by an RBI single by Michael Russell, a Quincy Latimore two-run single, a run-scoring double from Jared Mitchell and a Tyler Ladendorf RBI double.

The lead for High Point was stretched to 6-1 after a run-scoring balk in the fifth. The Flock scratched another run on the board in the sixth thanks to a David Washington RBI single with two away. However, solo home runs by Hector Gomez and Ladendorf in the seventh and eighth innings respectively put the game out of reach and rounded out the scoring.

Van Meter (10-6) picked up the win for High Point pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Matusz (2-3) was tagged with the loss, surrendering five runs on seven hits over three and two-thirds innings.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Brendan Feldmann gets the start for Long Island today, his first of the season.  He spent the year in the Frontier League, playing in 14 games (13 starts), posting a 7-1 record with a 1.97 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 86.2 innings pitched for River City.

Edwin Carl takes the mound for High Point today, making his 16th start of the season. In 20 games (15 starts) this season, the righty has accumulated a 5-5 record with a 3.30 ERA and 85 strikeouts over 90 innings of work. His last start was at New Britain on September 17, where he tossed five innings, yielding four runs on six hits and five walks with one strikeout. The last time he matched up with Long Island he allowed one unearned run on August 3 at Bethpage Ballpark over five innings on four hits and one walk, while striking out five.

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
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#11 L.J. Mazzilli – LF
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#30 David Washington – RF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C

#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B

#33 Brendan Feldmann – RHP

High Point Rockers
#65 Stephen Cardullo – 3B
#4   Michael Russell – SS
#11 Myles Schroder – CF
#3   Viosergy Rosa – 1B
#33 John Nester – DH
#9   Tyler Ladendorf – 2B
#29 Jared Mitchell – RF
#17 Matthew Jones – LF
#2   Frank Nigro – C

#36 Edwin Carl – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Brendan Feldmann works out of a first-and-second, no-out jam to keep the Rockers off the scoreboard in the opening inning!

BOT 1: Ducks respond with an RBI single to right from L.J. Mazzilli, putting Long Island in front 1-0!

TOP 2: Rockers respond with five runs in the second inning and jump in front 5-1.

TOP 3: A Jared Mitchell solo homer to right makes it a 6-1 game in favor of High Point.

BOT 3: Deibinson Romero dunks and RBI single into left field, scoring Deibinson Romero to close the gap to 6-2!

MID 6: Back-to-back scoreless innings out of the Ducks bullpen from Rob Rogers and Mariel Checo!

BOT 6: We’ve got a two-run ballgame! Clint Freeman launches a two-run home run over the right field fence! His second longball of the season, and first at Bethpage Ballpark, trims the Ducks deficit to 6-4!

MID 8: Back-to-back scoreless innings of relief from Ismael Cabrera and Joe Iorio!

BOT 8: TIE GAME! An RBI double to right-center by David Washington and a sac fly to center off the bat of Daniel Fields has evened the score at six!

MID 9: Myles Smith strikes out Viosergy Rosa to strand the go-ahead runs on base! Onto the bottom of the ninth we go, tied at six.

FINAL: David Washington beats the throw home on Daniel Fields’ grounder to first! Ducks storm back from a 6-1 deficit and defeat the Rockers 7-6! Playoffs begin on Tuesday night in North Carolina.

2019 Game 139: Ducks vs. Rockers

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Long Island hopes to extend winning streak to four

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks and Rockers butt heads in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark. In the inaugural season of this match up the Flock has a 7-10 record against the Rockers, and Long Island has a 2-5 record at Bethpage Ballpark when playing High Point. The team that the Ducks will face in the first round of the playoffs will either be the Rockers or the New Britain Bees, who currently sit two back in the Wild Card behind High Point. A win by the Rockers or a loss from the Bees tonight will clinch the Wild Card spot for the team from North Carolina.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks came out on top Friday night, winning their contest with the High Point Rockers 3-2 at Bethpage Ballpark.

Long Island wasted no time, scoring in the home half of the first with a three-run blast off the bat of Deibinson Romero. Both pitching staffs took control, as there were no more runs scored until the top of the eight when Stephen Cardullo launched a two-run home run, bringing the score to 3-2. However, the Rockers could not complete their comeback effort.

Starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (6-0) picked up the win for Long Island, tossing six shutout innings, scattering two hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Rockers starter, Matt Sergey (3-4), was tagged with the loss for High Point, surrendering three runs on four hits and four walks over six innings, while striking out nine. Cody Mincey earned his fifth save of the season, recording the final four outs of the game for the Flock.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Brian Matusz takes the hill for Long Island, making his ninth start of the season. The lefty has made eight starts for the Ducks, posting a 2-2 record with a 3.32 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched. His last start was on September 15 at Southern Maryland, where he pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out nine. He allowed three runs on three hits and five walks in his last start against High Point, throwing four innings and striking out three on August 16.

Joe Van Meter makes his 24th start of the season for High Point tonight. In 23 starts this year, the righty has amassed a 9-6 record with a 2.33 ERA and 125 strikeouts over 139 innings of work. His last start came against Somerset on September 16, where he allowed one unearned run on five hits and a walk in six innings with eight strikeouts. His last time matching up with Long Island, on August 18, he surrendered five runs on nine hits and eight strikeouts.

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
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#11 L.J. Mazzilli – LF
#37 Hector Sanchez – DH
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#57 Nick Garland – C

#28 Brian Matusz – LHP

High Point Rockers
#65 Stephen Cardullo – RF
#4   Michael Russell – 3B
#6   Hector Gomez – DH
#22 Quincy Latimore – LF
#8   Richie Shaffer – 1B
#29 Jared Mitchell – CF
#9   Tyler Ladendorf – 2B
#1   Giovanny Alfonzo – SS
#17 Matthew Jones – C

#34 Joe Van Meter – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

END 2: No score after two innings at Bethpage Ballpark, as Brian Matusz and Joe Van Meter have each faced the minimum through two innings.

BOT 3: Ducks take the lead, as Daniel Fields singles and eventually scores on a wild pitch by Joe Van Meter! 1-0 Ducks!

TOP 4: The Rockers put up a five-spot in the top of the fourth inning and now lead 5-1.

TOP 5: A balk allows Hector Gomez to score, increasing the Rockers lead to 6-1.

BOT 6: Ducks have trimmed their deficit to 6-2 following an RBI single to right field from David Washington!

TOP 7: A Hector Gomez solo homer to left-center pushes High Point’s lead back up to five at 7-2.

TOP 8: Tyler Ladendorf’s solo homer to left makes it an 8-2 game.

FINAL: High Point wins this one 8-2 and clinches a berth in the Atlantic League playoffs as the Wild Card. We’ll see you on Tuesday night in High Point for postseason baseball! (And tomorrow of course for the regular season finale).

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