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Game 63: Ducks at Skeeters

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:05 p.m. CDT at Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Texas)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (32-30) look to make it three consecutive victories in Texas when they battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (26-36) in game three of a seven-game series. Long Island has won four of their past six games, while Sugar Land has lost five consecutive games. Both teams are in third place in their respective division, with the Ducks sitting six games in back of first in the Liberty Division and the Skeeters trailing the Blue Crabs by 10 and a half games in the Freedom Division. The Ducks now lead the season series three games to two over Sugar Land.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Ducks racked up 12 consecutive hits for a second consecutive night and combined that with a quality start from John Brownell to earn a 6-3 win over the Skeeters on Saturday night.

Facing former Duck Bobby Blevins (4-4), the Ducks erupted for three runs in the third inning to take an early lead. Fehlandt Lentini drove in the first run with an RBI double, and two batter later, Lew Ford drove in a pair with a two-run double. Blevins settled in to toss three scoreless innings after that, but the Ducks rallied for a run in the seventh inning. Lentini doubled with two outs, and Anthony Vega followed with a grounder up the third base line. The ball kicked off of Bryan Pounds’ glove for an infield single, and Lentini scored on Pounds’ error to increase Long Island’s lead to 4-0.

Brownell (5-1) dazzled over the first six innings, yielding just two hits and a walk without giving up a run. Sugar Land scratched across a run against him in the seventh when Joel Guzman’s sac fly drove in Pounds. One inning later, Brownell allowed a two-out single to Kevin Ahrens, and Kevin Baez summoned John Lannan to face lefty Travis Scott. Scott drew a walk, setting the stage for Pounds, who drove a two-run triple to right-center field. With the lead now just 4-3, Henry Hirsch came in from the bullpen and struck out Anthony Giansanti to end the threat.

Long Island got their two-run lead back in the ninth against Julio DePaula. Dan Lyons scored from third on a passed ball, and Ford connected for his second double and third RBI of the night, scoring Vega from third. Amalio Diaz came on for the bottom of the ninth and yielded a walk and a single with one out in the frame. However, he induced a ground ball from pinch hitter Lance Zawadzki for a game-ending double play, which was started by an incredible diving stop up the middle from Elmer Reyes.

ON THE MOUND: Matt Larkins (2-6, 5.12 ERA5-) takes the mound in the third game of the series for the Flock. The right-hander is coming off of a tough outing against the Somerset Patriots in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader. He allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings, walking one while striking out six. Prior to that, the second-year Duck had given up just eight runs over 32 innings in his previous five starts, good for a 2.25 ERA. Larkins has also been terrific on the road this year, compiling a 3.38 ERA in his six games and an even better 2.54 ERA in just his five road starts. The Idaho resident took a no-decision against the Skeeters on May 30 at Bethpage Ballpark, but he pitched well, giving up only one run on four hits and four walks over six innings while striking out six. Long Island won the game in extra innings, 3-2.

The Skeeters will counter with Brett Marshall (5-3, 5.11 ERA) on Sunday evening. The right-hander enters the outing after suffering the loss on Tuesday night in New Britain. He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks over five and one-third innings and struck out four batters in the 7-4 defeat. Sugar Land has lost each of Marshall’s last two starts, though he turned in a quality start in the first of those two. Tonight will be the third-year Skeeters’ first start of the season against Long Island. In 2016, he went 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts against the Ducks, yielding eight runs on 10 hits and 11 walks in eight innings of work.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#15 Jordan Pacheco – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Skeeters
#7   Josh Prince – 2B
#4   Kevin Ahrens – SS
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#21 Anthony Giansanti – RF
#38 Joel Guzman – DH
#36 Hector Olivera – LF
#3   Albert Cordero – C
#6   Derek Miller – CF

#2   Brett Marshall – RHP

UPDATE (6:15): TOP 1: Fehlandt Lentini leads off the game with a triple and scores on a groundout by Lew Ford! Ducks take an early 1-0 lead!

UPDATE (6:26): BOT 1: Skeeters put the first two on, but Matt Larkins retires three straight to keep Sugar Land off the scoreboard!

UPDATE (7:01): BOT 3: After a two-out walk by Kevin Ahrens on a close pitch, Travis Scott drives an RBI double to right-center, tying the game at one.

UPDATE (7:33): END 5: Larkins retires the side in order for the second consecutive inning and has set down seven in a row! Still 1-1 as we go to the sixth.

UPDATE (7:47): BOT 6: Larkins continues dealing, as he strikes out the side! The righty has struck out five tonight!

UPDATE (8:07): BOT 7: Skeeters put runners at the corners with two outs, but Larkins gets Derek Miller to ground out to short! 1-1 as we head to the eighth.

UPDATE (8:28): BOT 8: Patrick Crider and Zac Treece combine for a scoreless eighth inning! We head to the ninth, all tied at one.

UPDATE (8:46): TOP 9: Ducks take the lead! RBI singles from Jordan Pacheco, Giovanny Alfonzo & Lentini put the Flock in front 4-1!

UPDATE (9:04): FINAL: Long Island native Rob Rogers earns his first save of the year, & the Ducks earn their third win in a row, 4-1 over the Skeeters!

Game 62: Ducks at Skeeters

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:05 p.m. CDT at Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Texas)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (31-30) take on the Sugar Land Skeeters (26-35) in game two of a seven-game series. Long Island has now won two of their past three games after taking the opener on Friday, and Sugar Land has now lost four consecutive games dating back to game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Both teams are in third place in their respective division, with the Ducks sitting six games in back of first in the Liberty Division and the Skeeters trailing the Blue Crabs by nine and a half games in the Freedom Division. The season series between the teams is tied at two.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: A pair of multi-run innings and a strong start from Rafael Perez led the Ducks to a 5-1 win on Friday night in Texas.

Long Island got their night started in the second inning against Sugar Land starter Jake Hale (4-2). After retiring the first five batters he faced, Hale allowed back-to-back two-out singles to Elmer Reyes and Ruben Gotay. That set the stage for Giovanny Alfonzo, who connected on a two-run double down the right field line.

It remained 2-0 until the top of the sixth inning when the first four Ducks batters picked up hits off of Hale to knock him out of the game. After back-to-back singles by Lew Ford and Angelo Songco, Alex Burg grounded an RBI double down the left field line and Reyes drove a two-run single to left-center. Hale finished with five runs and nine hits allowed in five innings of work.

Meanwhile, Perez (5-2) cruised over the first five innings of the ballgame, retiring 15 of the first 16 batters he faced. His only blemish in that time was a single by Derek Miller in the third. However, he seemed to run out of gas on a hot and humid night in the sixth. Perez allowed back-to-back singles to open the frame and nearly surrendered home runs to both Josh Prince and Anthony Giansanti. However, both balls went just foul down the left field line. Perez retired both but walked Travis Scott with two outs, and that was followed by a passed ball that scored Hector Olivera.

After a walk to Kevin Ahrens that brought the tying run to the plate, Kevin Baez summoned Rob Rogers from the bullpen. The Long Island native got Bryan Pounds to hit into a force out at third on the first pitch he threw to end the threat. Rogers would then pitch back-to-back scoreless innings in the seventh and eighth to keep the 5-1 lead intact. Amalio Diaz got into some trouble in the ninth, allowing a walk and a single to begin the frame. However, he rebounded to strike out the side and seal the win.

ON THE MOUND: Saturday night will feature a pair of former teammates and two-time Atlantic League champions on the mound. John Brownell (4-1, 3.15 ERA) will take the baseball for the Ducks. The right-hander got off to a rough start on Monday night, surrendering six runs in three and two-thirds innings against the Patriots before rain postponed the game and erased the stats. Prior to Monday, he allowed four earned runs in back-to-back starts on June 9 against Bridgeport and June 14 at Somerset, with the Ducks dropping both games. Brownell will be making his first start against the Skeeters this season but has faced them 16 times in his career, compiling an 11-3 record and a 2.48 ERA.

On the other side will be Bobby Blevins (4-3, 4.63 ERA), who spent time with the Ducks from 2012-16 and won championships with Brownell in the first two seasons. The righty took a no-decision his last time out, surrendering three unearned runs on five hits and a walk. He also struck out three in Sugar Land’s 7-6 loss at Bridgeport on Sunday, June 18. Blevins lost his two outings prior to that as well and has compiled a 5.29 ERA in his last three outings (10 ER in 17 innings). The Briarcliff, N.Y. native defeated the Flock in his first matchup with his former team on June 1 at Bethpage Ballpark, tossing six scoreless innings and yielding five hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#11 Anthony Vega – LF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Skeeters
#7   Josh Prince – 2B
#4   Kevin Ahrens – SS
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#21 Anthony Giansanti – RF
#38 Joel Guzman – DH
#36 Hector Olivera – LF
#9   Wilfredo Rodriguez – C
#6   Derek Miller – CF

#19 Bobby Blevins – RHP

UPDATE (6:22): We are underway in Sugar Land, as both sides trade zeroes in the opening inning.

UPDATE (6:56): TOP 3: Ducks strike first! An RBI double by Fehlandt Lentini and a two-run double by Lew Ford give the Flock an early 3-0 lead!

UPDATE (7:27): END 5: John Brownell tosses his third consecutive 1-2-3 inning and has now retired 10 straight Skeeters! Onto the sixth inning we go.

UPDATE (7:54): TOP 7: A two-out double by Lentini and a single by Anthony Vega, along with an error, give the Ducks a 4-0 lead!

UPDATE (8:06): BOT 7: Sugar Land scratches out a run on a sacrifice fly to right from Joel Guzman. Long Island’s lead is now 4-1.

UPDATE (8:38): BOT 8: A two-out, two-run triple by Bryan Pounds makes it a 4-3 game. However, Henry Hirsch comes on to strike out Anthony Giansanti!

UPDATE (8:52): TOP 9: Ducks get their three-run lead back! Ford’s RBI double and a passed ball give the Flock a 6-3 advantage!

UPDATE (9:07): FINAL: Tremendous diving stop by Elmer Reyes to start a game-ending 4-6-3 double play!! Ducks win again in Texas, 6-3!

Game 57: Ducks vs. Patriots

Alex Burg (4)GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (28-28) host the Somerset Patriots (35-21) in a pivotal four-game series in the Liberty Division first-half race. The Ducks and Patriots are meeting for their second series in a week’s time, with Somerset taking two of three at TD Bank Ballpark. However, Long Island swept a three-game series in May at Bethpage Ballpark. Entering this series, the Patriots lead the Ducks by seven games in the standings with 14 games remaining in the half.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-2 in the finale of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Ducks got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Lew Ford beat out an infield single and scored on a double from Angelo Songco. Two batters later, Jordan Pacheco drilled a double down the left field line to score two more and give Long Island a 3-0 lead.

In the top of the sixth the Ducks tacked on three more and took a 6-0 lead against Barnstormers starter Jarret Leverett thanks to a three-run home run from Songco. The blast was Songco’s team-leading 14th round tripper of the season.

Lancaster got on the board in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run home run from K.C. Hobson. Other than that blip, Rafael Perez was terrific for Long Island earning the win to improve to 5-2 with seven innings of six-hit ball. The former Duck Leverett (4-2) got the loss for the Barnstormers after allowing six runs on 10 hits in six innings.

Eight of the nine Ducks batters in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit, with Ford, Songco and Pacheco each totaling two hits.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island looks to get started on the right foot with ace righty John Brownell on the mound tonight. Brownell is 4-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 11 starts this season. In his last outing on June 14 at Somerset, the right-hander allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings, getting no decision in a 7-6 10-inning loss at TD Bank Ballpark. In his last two starts Brownell has struggled some, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on 18 hits in 12.0 innings.

The Patriots send right-hander Dave Kubiak to the bump in the series opener, who is 2-5, 3.59 ERA. In his last start on June 14 against Long Island, Kubiak allowed two runs in 6.1 innings, getting no decision in the same 7-6 10-inning contest as Brownell’s last start. This season Kubiak has been a strong strikeout pitcher, fanning 56 and walking only 15 in 52.2 innings, but owes his poor record to bad run support.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#11 Anthony Vega – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7 John Brownell – RHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – SS
#7 Greg Golson – LF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#32 Mark Minicozzi – 3B
#40 Kyle Roller – DH
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – C
#14 Christian Marrero – RF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#1 Justin Pacchioli – CF

#5 Dave Kubiak – RHP

UPDATE (6:42): TOP 1: Somerset takes an early 2-0 lead on a two-run home run from Carlos Guzman.

UPDATE (7:00): TOP 2: Nice work from John Brownell, as he escapes a first-and-second, no-out jam!

UPDATE (7:12): TOP 3: Another RBI for Guzman on a groundout to first increases Somerset’s lead to 3-0.

UPDATE (7:21): BOT 3: LEWWWWWW!! Lew Ford delivers a two-out, two-run single to bring the Ducks to within a run!

UPDATE (7:33): TOP 4: Three runs have come home, and with two outs, the skies have opened. We’re currently in a rain delay. Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE (8:27): Tonight’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a single admission doubleheader Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for tonight’s game may be exchanged at the box office for any remaining 2017 regular season home game, subject to availability.

Game 53: Ducks at Patriots

DE6I0525GAME TIME/LOCATION: 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark (Bridgewater, N.J.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (26-26) continue their three-game series with the Liberty Division-leading Somerset Patriots (32-20) tonight. The Ducks and Patriots are separated by six games in the standings and will play each other five times in the final 18 games of the first half.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks fell to the Somerset Patriots 7-6 in a walk off Wednesday night at TD Bank Ballpark in the middle game of a three-game series.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third, when the Patriots sent nine batters to the plate and scored three runs against John Brownell. The big blow in the frame was a two-run home run by Somerset catcher Adam Donachie.

The Ducks would get on the board against Patriots starter Dave Kubiak in the top of the fifth when Marc Krauss launched a solo home run to right field. The blast was Krauss’ fifth of the season and second in his last two games played.

In the bottom of the fifth, Somerset pulled back ahead by three when Greg Golson walked, stole second base, and scored on an Aharon Eggleston double. Brownell was done after the fifth, allowing four runs on seven hits, walking four and striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.

Long Island broke out the bats and took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh against four Somerset pitchers, with the highlight coming on an Alex Burg three-run, opposite-field home run. However, the Patriots answered back with two runs off Eury De La Rosa in the bottom of the frame to claim a 6-5 advantage.

Dan Lyons drove a double off the wall to lead off the top of the ninth against Jon Hunton, and he scored two batters later on an Anthony Vega sacrifice fly to tie the game at six.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Carlos Guzman and Alfredo Rodriguez collected back-to-back singles against Patrick Crider, and pinch hitter Yovan Gonzalez won the game with another base hit to left, scoring Guzman.

Crider (0-3) was tagged with the loss for the Ducks, while Will Oliver (2-0) got the win after a scoreless inning of relief for the Patriots.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island looks to salvage the final game of this three-game series with Matt Larkins on the mound. The right-hander sports a deceptive 1-5 record and 5.26 ERA heading into tonight’s outing, as he has thrown three straight quality starts. In those three combined starts, Larkins has a 1-1 record with a 2.41 ERA (5 ER/18.2 IP), and has struck out 16 and walked six. The UC-Riverside product has faced the Somerset Patriots just once this year, allowing one unearned run on three hits in four innings in his first start of the year on April 26.

The Patriots counter with right-hander Lucas Irvine, who enters the matchup with a 3-1 record and a 4.88 ERA. However, that number is skewed by a few bad starts in May, as Irvine is 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA (5 ER/18.0 IP) in his last three outings. Last time out, the Kansas City, Missouri native allowed three runs on six hits in six innings at the New Britain Bees on June 9, getting the win in a 12-7 Somerset triumph. Irvine has not faced the Ducks this season.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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:

Ducks
#11 Anthony Vega – RF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – 3B
#7 Greg Golson – RF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#32 Mark Minicozzi – DH
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – C
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#33 Chris Grayson – CF
#8 Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#16 Lucas Irvine – RHP

UPDATE (7:39) – BOT 2: Matt Larkins looks sharp tonight. No score as we head to the third.

UPDATE (8:10) – BOT 4: Matt Larkins is still cruising. We go to the fifth, still scoreless.

UPDATE (8:41) – BOT 6: We are still scoreless as Matt Larkins has been really good tonight. #Understatement

UPDATE (8:52) – TOP 7: The Ducks take a 1-0 lead on a Giovanny Alfonzo double!

UPDATE (9:16) – TOP 8: The Ducks tack on another as Angelo Songco makes it 2-0 with an RBI single.

UPDATE (9:26) – BOT 8: Matt Larkins has only allowed one baserunner. The Ducks lead 2-0.

UPDATE (9:36) – TOP 9: Dan Lyons comes through with an RBI single and the Ducks lead it 3-0!

UPDATE (9:53) – FINAL: Ducks 3, Patriots 1

W: Larkins (2-5)
L: Below (3-1)
SV: Tsao (7)

Game 52: Ducks at Patriots

IMG_8516GAME TIME/LOCATION: 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark (Bridgewater, N.J.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (26-25) continue their three-game series with the Liberty Division-leading Somerset Patriots (31-20) tonight. The Ducks and Patriots are separated by five games in the standings and will play each other six times in the final 19 games of the first half.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: Despite a two home run performance from Angelo Songco, the Long Island Ducks fell to the Somerset Patriots 7-2 Tuesday night at TD Bank Ballpark in the opener of a three-game series.

The Ducks got on the board first in the top of the second, taking a 1-0 lead on a Songco solo home run off Patriots starter Rick Teasley.

Long Island’s advantage was erased in the bottom of the second, when Tyler Bortnick connected for a two-run single off Rafael Perez to put Somerset ahead 2-1. The Patriots would tack on an unearned run in the bottom of the third, and erupted for four runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-1 lead, ignited by five hits and a catcher’s interference call.

Perez lasted 3.2 innings, allowing seven runs (five earned) on nine hits, striking out two and not issuing a walk. He gave way to Henry Hirsch, who threw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit.

With two outs in the top of the seventh, Songco launched a mammoth home run over the wall in right field for his second round-tripper of the game. The Ducks outfielder now has two multi-homer games this season and leads the club with 13 long balls. Teasley allowed two home runs in his seven innings of work, striking out two and not walking a batter.

Tyler Levine allowed one hit in two innings and kept the Patriots off the scoreboard, but the Ducks were unable to muster a comeback against the Patriots bullpen.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks look to get back on the winning track behind ace righy John Brownell in the middle game of the series. Brownie makes his team-leading 11th start of the season in tonight’s contest, and sports a 4-1 record with a 2.81 ERA, the best mark among Ducks starting pitchers. While his strikeout rate has slid from 7.8 K/9 last year to 5.3 K/9 so far this season, Brownell has maintained success by limiting hits and walks. The Omaha, Nebraska resident struggled in his last start on June 9 against Bridgeport, allowing five runs (four earned) on 11 hits in seven innings. However, most of the damage was done in only two innings, as he was his usual self for most of the outing.

Somerset sends right-hander David Kubiak to the mound, making his eighth start of the season and his 11th overall appearance. The 6-7 hurler has been a hard-luck pitcher for the Patriots this season, sporting just a 2-5 record but a 3.69 ERA. Kubiak has struck out 50 batters in 46.1 innings pitched this season and has issued just 13 walks while sporting a very strong 1.12 WHIP. In his last two starts, Kubiak has struck out 15 batters and walked just three in 13.1 innings, but has gone 0-1. Against Long Island on May 21, the Riverhead, New York native gave up five runs on five hits in six innings, getting the loss in an 8-1 Ducks win.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#11 Anthony Vega – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7 John Brownell – RHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – SS
#1 Justin Pacchioli – CF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#85 Mark Minicozzi – 3B
#40 Kyle Roller – DH
#7 Greg Golson – RF
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#21 Adam Donachie – C

#5 David Kubiak – RHP

UPDATE (7:20) – BOT 1: John Brownell makes an #SCTop10 worthy snag on a line drive back to the mound to throw a 1-2-3 inning! 0-0 as we head to the second!

UPDATE (7:56) – BOT 3: The Patriots plate three runs off John Brownell to take a 3-0 lead.

UPDATE (8:22) – TOP 5: The Ducks get on the board as Marc Krauss smacks his fifth home run of the season. The Patriots still lead 3-1.

UPDATE (8:34) – BOT 5: The Patriots grab a run on a two-out double and expand their lead to 4-1.

UPDATE (9:17) – TOP 7: Alex Burg hits a 3-run bomb to highlight a 4-run outburst and the Ducks take a 5-4 lead!

UPDATE (9:39) – BOT 7: Somerset plates two runs on a Greg Golson single and takes a 6-5 lead.

UPDATE (10:12) – TOP 9: Dan Lyons doubles and Anthony Vega brings him home with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 6!

UPDATE (11:07) – FINAL: Somerset 7, Ducks 6.

W: Oliver (2-0)
L: Crider (0-3)

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