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Games 57 & 58: Ducks vs. Patriots

Larkins-Pitching-at-Somerset-4-26-17GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:00 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (28-28) host the Somerset Patriots (35-21) for a single admission doubleheader tonight to begin a four-game series. The twin bill is necessitated by Monday night’s inclement weather. 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.

SUNDAY’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 Henry Hirsch on the mound in the opener. Hirsch is making his second start and fourth overall appearance, and is 0-1 with a 2.89 ERA. Working in a long relief role, Hirsch threw 4.1 scoreless innings on the recent six-game road trip, including 2.1 frames of one-hit ball against Somerset.

The Patriots send right-hander Lucas Irvine to the bump in game one, making his 10th start of the season. Irvine is 3-1 with a 4.28 ERA, and threw six scoreless innings in his last start against the Ducks on June 15. However, Irvine got no decision as the Ducks won 3-1 behind Matt Larkins’ one-hit performance. The righty has struggled with control this season, and has walked three batters in five of his last six starts.

In game two, the Ducks will send Matt Larkins to the mound, looking to build off the positive momentum of four-straight quality starts. The highlight of the stretch was Larkins’ 8.1 innings of one-hit ball on June 15 at Somerset, when he took a perfect game into the seventh and a no-hitter into the ninth. In his last four outings, the Idaho native has a 2-1 record with a sterling 2.00 ERA (6 ER/27.0 IP) and sports a 23:8 K:BB ratio.

Somerset sends Will Oliver to the mound in game two, making his second start of the season and his eighth overall appearance. Oliver last threw a 1-2-3 inning on June 16 against York and got the win with a perfect 10th inning against the Ducks on June 14. Overall this season, the former Yankees draft pick is 2-0 with a 3.63 ERA. The right-hander went 7-2 with a 3.30 ERA in 16 starts with the Patriots in 2016.

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 (Game One):

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

#48 Henry Hirsch – RHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – SS
#1 Justin Pacchioli – CF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#7 Greg Golson – RF
#40 Kyle Roller – DH
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – C
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#8 Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#16 Lucas Irvine – RHP

UPDATE (6:15) – TOP 1: The Patriots take an early 1-0 lead in Game One of the twin bill.

UPDATE (6:28) – BOT 1: Angelo Songco ties the game at one with an RBI single to score Anthony Vega!

UPDATE (6:38) – TOP 2: The Patriots take the lead back on and RBI triple from Scott Kelly. 2-1 Somerset leads.

UPDATE (7:14) – BOT 3: RBIs from Lew Ford and Angelo Songco put the good guys back on top 3-2!

UPDATE (7:29) – TOP 4: Somerset ties the game with a run. All knotted up at 3-3 in Game One of the doubleheader.

UPDATE (7:45) – BOT 4: The Ducks score four runs in the inning to take a 7-3 lead!

UPDATE (8:14) – BOT 5: Fehlandt Lentini doubles home a run and the Ducks lead expands to 8-4.

UPDATE (8:46) – FINAL: Ducks 8, Patriots 4.

W: Lannan (1-0)
L: Darnell (3-2)

STARTING LINEUPS (Game Two):

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

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Patriots
#33 Chris Grayson – LF
#1 Justin Pacchioli – CF
#13 Carlos Guzman – DH
#21 Adam Donachie – C
#40 Kyle Roller – 1B
#32 Mark Minicozzi – 3B
#14 Christian Marrero – RF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#8 Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#26 Will Oliver – RHP

UPDATE (9:45) – TOP 2: The Patriots grab a 1-0 lead in Game Two.

UPDATE (10:37) – TOP 4: The Patriots score two more and take a 3-0 lead.

UPDATE (10:59) – TOP 5: The Patriots tack on another three runs and have a 6-0 lead.

UPDATE (11:15) – BOT 5: Anthony Vega hits a two-run home run to narrow the Patriots’ lead to 6-2.

UPDATE (11:57) – FINAL: Patriots 8, Ducks 2.

W: Below (4-1)
L: Larkins (2-6)

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 56: Ducks at Barnstormers

img_2033.jpgGAME TIME/LOCATION: 2:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (27-28) take on the Lancaster Barnstormers (30-25) to complete a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium this afternoon. The Barnstormers have won the first two games of this series, and have an impressive 5-1 lead in the overall season series. This is the last time that the Ducks and Barnstormers will meet in the first half, but the clubs have 13 scheduled contests in the second half of the season.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 10-0 on Saturday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

The Barnstormers got off to a fast start in the bottom of the first, taking the lead two batters in when Blake Gailen connected on a solo home run off Dennis O’Grady. Two batters later, K.C. Hobson cracked a two-run shot and a Garrett Weber RBI double later in the frame ran the Barnstormers lead to 4-0.

In the bottom of the second, Lancaster took a 5-0 lead when Rico Noel doubled and scored on a Gailen single. A fifth-inning solo homer from Hobson ran the advantage to 6-0.

The rout was on in the bottom of the sixth, when the Barnstormers sent 10 batters to the plate and scored four runs to extend a 10-0 advantage. O’Grady (2-3) faced three batters in the inning without recording an out, and ultimately got the loss in going five-plus innings and allowing nine runs on 12 hits.

The Ducks, meanwhile, loaded the bases against Rommie Lewis in the third but could not score, and loaded them again the eighth against reliever Kevin Munson, but again could not score.

After Eury De La Rosa allowed three inherited runners to score in the sixth as well as a run of his own, Tyler Levine threw a scoreless seventh, and Fehlandt Lentini pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, including striking out Hobson.

Lew Ford and Elmer Reyes had two hits each for Long Island, with Reyes’ eighth-inning double representing the only extra-base hit the club recorded.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island looks to salvage the final game of the series behind ace left-hander Rafael Perez. He makes his 10th start of the season this afternoon, and sports a 4-2 record with a 3.80 ERA. The former big-leaguer had a rough outing his last time out on June 13 against the Somerset Patriots, allowing seven runs (five earned) on nine hits in just 3.2 innings, but has been great this year. Removing the nine runs in eight innings that the southpaw has allowed to Somerset this season, his ERA drops down to 2.43. This will be Perez’ first start against Lancaster this season.

The Barnstormers look for the sweep behind lefty and former Duck Jarret Leverett, who makes his 10th start on the season. He is 4-1 with a 5.03 ERA, and earned a win over Long Island on May 27 in his only other start against the Ducks this season. In that outing Leverett allowed four runs on six hits in five innings, but got the win in a 6-4 Barnstormer triumph. Last time out on June 13, the lefty allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits in 6.2 innings at Bridgeport, but got hung with his first loss of the 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
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#23 Alex Burg – C
#15 Jordan Pacheco – 1B
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#29 Zach Goldstein – 2B

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

Barnstormers
#6 Rico Noel – CF
#15 Caleb Gindl – RF
#5 Lastings Milledge – DH
#18 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#19 Sean Halton – 3B
#4 Garrett Weber – 2B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – LF
#1 Vladimir Frias – SS
#7 Tyler Clark – C

#26 Jarret Leverett – LHP

UPDATE (2:34) – BOT 2: Rafael Perez has thrown two shutout innings, and we are still scoreless heading to the third.

UPDATE (3:02) – TOP 4: Jordan Pacheco rips a double down the line to highlight a 3-run inning for the Ducks. We lead 3-0!

UPDATE (3:36) – TOP 6: Angelo Songco crushes a three-run home run to put the Ducks on top 6-0!

UPDATE (4:02) – BOT 7: The Barnstormers get on the board with a home run from K.C. Hobson. Now 6-2 Ducks!

UPDATE (4:47) – FINAL: Ducks 6, Barnstormers 2.

W: Perez (5-2)
L: Leverett (4-2)

Game 55: Ducks at Barnstormers

IMG_2028GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:30 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (27-27) take on the Lancaster Barnstormers (29-25) in the middle game of a three-game series tonight at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The Barnstormers have won four out of the first five matchups with the Ducks this season, including taking three of four at Bethpage Ballpark last month.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks pounded out 10 hits, but fell to the Lancaster Barnstormers 7-3 on Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Long Island (27-27) starter Alfredo Simon was perfect through three innings in his Ducks debut, but ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing four runs on three hits. The big blow was a two-run home run from Garrett Weber.

The Ducks got on the board in the top of the fifth against Bryan Evans (4-2) of the Barnstormers (29-25) when Elmer Reyes drove home Delta Cleary Jr. with an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1.

Simon (0-1) lasted four innings in his first outing of the season, allowing four runs on three hits, walking one and striking out four. Henry Hirsch relieved him and threw two scoreless innings before Jim Fuller yielded a run in the bottom of the seventh to give Lancaster a 5-1 lead.

Marc Krauss hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth bringing the Ducks to within 5-2, but the Barnstormers answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to extend a 7-2 advantage.

In the top of the ninth, Anthony Vega scored on a Lew Ford single to narrow the gap to 7-3, and the Ducks eventually loaded the bases to bring the tying run to the plate. However, they couldn’t break through against Anthony Carter, who recorded his 12th save of the season.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island sends Dennis O’Grady to the mound to make his eighth start of the season and his 12th overall appearance. O’Grady is 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA on the season, and has struck out 45 batters in 45.0 innings this year. Last time out on June 11 against Bridgeport, the righty lasted five innings, allowing one run on four hits, walking three and striking out five. In his one previous outing against Lancaster this season, O’Grady was roughed up – allowing a season-high six runs on nine hits in four innings in game one of a May 27 doubleheader.

The Barnstormers will roll with southpaw Rommie Lewis, making his 10th start of the season and 11th overall appearance. Lewis is in his fifth year in the Atlantic League, having previously spent three years with York and one with Bridgeport. Lewis has been struggling lately for Lancaster, sporting a 9.64 ERA (15 ER/14.0 IP) over his last three starts. The lefty has lost his last four decisions, and is 2-5 overall on the season with a 6.94 ERA. Lewis has not faced Long Island yet in 2017.

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
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP

Barnstormers
#6 Rico Noel – CF
#2 Blake Gailen – DH
#15 Caleb Gindl – RF
#18 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#19 Sean Halton – 3B
#5 Lastings Milledge – LF
#4 Garrett Weber – 2B
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#1 Vladimir Frias – SS

#54 Rommie Lewis – LHP

UPDATE (7:05) – BOT 1: The Barnstormers hit two home runs in the first and take a 4-0 lead.

UPDATE (7:24) – BOT 2: The Barnstormers plate another run and takes a 5-0 lead.

UPDATE (8:18) – BOT 5: The Barnstormers pick up another run and stake a 6-0 lead.

UPDATE (8:51) – BOT 6: The Barnstormers score another four tallies and take a 10-0 lead.

UPDATE (9:34) – FINAL: Barnstormers 10, Ducks 0

W: Lewis (3-5)
L: O’Grady (2-3)

Game 38: Ducks vs. Skeeters

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Dan Lyons and the Ducks look to exact revenge on the Sugar Land Skeeters tonight at Bethpage Ballpark

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (18-19) welcome the Sugar Land Skeeters (19-19) to Bethpage Ballpark for the first time this season. The last time these two clubs squared off was in the 2016 Atlantic League Championship Series, won by the Skeeters. With the first matchup of the year against the Skeeters, the Ducks will have played each Atlantic League foe at least one time in 2017.

SUNDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks scored their third waddle-off win of the season Sunday afternoon, defeating the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-4 in 10 innings at Bethpage Ballpark.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Dan Lyons ripped a double to left-center off Barnstormers reliever Cody Hall to plate Jordan Pacheco with the game-winning run.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when Elmer Reyes stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and delivered a two-run single off Nate Reed to hand Long Island a 2-0 lead.

Lancaster answered back int he top of the sixth against John Brownell, cutting the deficit to 2-1 courtesy of a Sean Halton sacrifice fly.

Ducks catcher Alex Burg led off the bottom of the sixth with his first triple of the season, and scored two batters later on an RBI single from Cody Puckett, extending the lead to 3-1.

However, in the top of the seventh, Brownell allowed a two-run home run to Anderson De La Rosa to tie the game at three.

The Ducks starter got no decision while completing seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out three. Brownell registered his fifth quality start in seven outings to begin the year.

Long Island regained the lead with small ball tactics in the bottom of the eighth, when Lyons connected for a sacrifice fly to score Marc Krauss, who had walked and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Puckett. Puckett hurt his knee on the play and had to be removed from the game in favor of Pacheco.

The Barnstormers tied the game in the top of the ninth, when David Aardsma allowed a single to Trayvon Robinson, scoring Rico Noel to tie the game at four. Jim Fuller worked around an error by Pacheco in the top of the 10th, setting the stage for Lyons’ heroics.

After Pacheco singled with one out, Giovanny Alfonzo struck out for the second out in the frame. Lyons battled Hall and worked a 3-2 count before delivering the waddle-off hit. The hit capped one of the finest offensive games of the season for the Ducks shortstop, who went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks hand the ball to Matt Larkins in the opener of the series with Sugar Land. Larkins is looking for a reversal of fortunes, and has pitched far better than his 0-4 record with a 7.26 ERA would indicate. The right-hander has been plagued by poor luck and poor run support this season. In his last start on May 24, Larkins allowed two runs on five hits in five innings at Bridgeport, and was tagged with the loss. Against Sugar Land in the playoffs last year, Larkins allowed a run on two hits in 5.2 innings, and got the loss.

The Skeeters turn to Jake Hale to set the tone for the series. The 6-7 right-hander is 3-1 on the season with a 3.04 ERA and is in his second season with Sugar Land. He anchored the rotation for the club after joining the team midway through the 2016 season and has gotten off to an equally handsome start in 2017. In his last outing on May 21 against the York Revolution, Hale was touched up for five runs on nine hits in 6.1 innings, getting no decision in an eventual 6-5 win for the Skeeters. Hale has recorded five quality starts in his first seven starts of the 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
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Skeeters
#6 Derek Miller – CF
#4 Kevin Ahrens – 2B
#35 Andy Wilkins – 1B
#36 Hector Olivera – LF
#16 Travis Scott – DH
#14 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#3 Albert Cordero – C
#11 Ryan Jackson – SS
#5 Joe Benson – RF

#28 Jake Hale – RHP

UPDATE (6:49) – TOP 1: The Skeeters get on the board first and take a 1-0 lead.

UPDATE (7:20) – TOP 3: We’re settling in nicely into a pitcher’s duel tonight. 1-0 Skeeters heading into the bottom of the third.

UPDATE (8:17) – END 6: Matt Larkins is done after six strong innings, and Zac Treece comes in to replace him for the seventh. Still 1-0 Sugar Land.

UPDATE (8:50) – TOP 8: Amalio Diaz comes in and strikes out two in the frame. Skeeters lead 2-0.

UPDATE (9:15) – BOT 8: The Ducks get on the board on an RBI single from Giovanny Alfonzo, but still trail 2-1 to the Skeeters.

UPDATE (9:34) – BOT 9: It’s time for #FREEBASEBALL! Marc Krauss smashes a solo homer to knot the game at two!

UPDATE (10:12) – FINAL/11, It’s ANOTHER waddle-off for Giovanny Alfonzo:

Ducks 3, Skeeters 2.

W: Levine (2-0)
L: Gleason (1-2)

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