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Game 50: Ducks at Barnstormers

The Ducks open a four-game road series against the Lancaster Barnstormers Thursday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

7:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers kick off a four-game weekend series tonight. This will be the seventh of 17 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Barnstormers this season and the 261st all-time meeting between the two teams. The teams are tied at 130 wins apiece in the all-time series, with the 2018 series split at 3-3 thus far. The Ducks bring a 26-23 record to Thursday’s game, trailing the Somerset Patriots for the Liberty Division lead by three games. Lancaster holds a 31-17 record with a one-game lead on the Sugar Land Skeeters in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The series finale against the Sugar Land Skeeters was a back-and-forth battle that ended with a 4-3 Skeeters victory.

The first highlight of the ballgame came in the second inning when John Brownell struck out Kyle Kubitza to record his 700th punchout in a Ducks uniform, becoming the second player in Atlantic League history to reach that milestone. He is now 34 strikeouts away from the Atlantic League record, held by former Duck and 10-year Atlantic League veteran Tim Cain.

The Skeeters struck first in the third inning off an RBI double from Derek Norris. Kubitza followed in the next inning with an RBI single to make it 2-0 Skeeters. The Ducks were able to tie the game after RBI doubles from Lew Ford and Emilio Bonifacio in the fourth and fifth innings respectively.

The Skeeters jumped ahead in the sixth with a solo shot from Matt Chavez. However, Taylor Ard knotted things up with a home run of his own in the bottom half of the frame.

Alvaro Rondon hit an RBI single up the middle to push the Skeeters ahead 4-3 in the seventh inning, and Sugar Land was able to hold that lead for the remainder of the game.

Brownell took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits over seven innings of work, striking out four. Skeeters starter Konner Wade earned the win, going seven innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts. Felipe Paulino collected his league-leading 15th save to close out the ballgame.

WEDNESDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Matt Larkins will be called upon for the Thursday night game. The right-hander enters with a 5-1 record and a 2.75 ERA through eight starts in 2018. Larkins came away with the win in his last appearance on Saturday against the Barnstormers despite allowing five runs on 12 hits over six innings. In four career starts against the Barnstormers, Larkins owns a 3-0 record along with a 3.41 ERA, going 29 innings and striking out 22.

Brooks Hall will be on the mound for the Barnstormers. The righty owns a 4.22 ERA with a 3-2 record coming into tonight’s game. Hall’s last two starts have been against the Ducks, and in those games, Hall is 1-0, allowing seven runs (six earned) over 13 innings, striking out 12. The South Carolina native spent his first eight seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, reaching Triple-A in 2016 and 2017, and earning all-star honors at the Advanced-A and Double-A levels.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – SS
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 2B
#9   Anthony Vega – RF

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – CF
#2   Blake Gailen – RF
#3   Ryan Casteel – DH
#27 KC Hobson – 1B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – LF
#20 Nate Coronado – 3B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#16 Tyler Bortnick – 2B

#24 Brooks Hall – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: Barnstormers take a 2-0 lead after KC Hobson’s first homer of the season.

TOP 3: Anthony Vega hits his first home run of 2018 to cut the Barnstormers lead to one!

BOT 5: An RBI single by Trayvon Robinson makes it 5-1 Barnstormers.

TOP 6: A no-doubter from Travis Snider cuts the deficit to three! Snider crushed it!

TOP 7: Emilio Bonifacio drives in a run with an RBI single to right! 7-3 Lancaster.

FINAL: Ducks fall 7-3 in the series opener.

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Game 45: Ducks vs. Barnstormers

The Ducks and Barnstormers open up their series on Friday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers continue their weekend series on Saturday night. This will be the fifth of 17 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Barnstormers this season and the 258th all-time meeting between the two teams. Both teams have won 129 games against each other, while the Ducks hold a 69-58 record at home. The Ducks bring a 24-20 record to Saturday’s game, trailing the Somerset Patriots for the Liberty Division lead by just two games. Lancaster holds a 29-14 record with a three-game lead on the Skeeters in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The Barnstormers got the monkey off their back and snapped a three-game skid against the Ducks last night, winning 5-3.

The Barnstormers got aboard right away with a pair of run-scoring ground-outs in the first inning to put the Ducks in an early hole. Taylor Ard tallied the first Ducks run by sending Lew Ford home with a grounder to third.

Blake Gailen continued his success against the Ducks with a solo shot to right field to make it 3-1 in the third inning. Emilio Bonifacio helped pull the Ducks within one with an RBI double off the wall in the bottom half of the inning. Gailen struck again in the fourth with an RBI single, but Ramon Cabrera scored David Washington with a single in the bottom of the fourth to make it 4-3.

The Ducks never quite caught up, as the Barnstormers scored one more in the eighth inning with a bases-loaded walk.

Starter Brooks Hall earned the win for the Barnstormers, going seven innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out five. John Brownell took the loss for the Ducks, as he lasted four innings in which he gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits. Matt Reynolds got the save for Lancaster, his 11th of the season.

ON THE MOUND:

Matt Larkins will be called upon for the Saturday night game. The right-hander enters with a 4-1 record and a 2.09 ERA through seven starts in 2018. Larkins was brilliant in his last outing, pitching the Ducks’ first nine-inning complete game shutout on Sunday against York, allowing eight hits and striking out six. Larkins’ mark of a 2.09 ERA is good enough for second in the Atlantic League. In three career starts against the Barnstormers, Larkins owns a 2-0 record along with a 2.35 ERA, going 23 innings and striking out 21.

Joe Gardner will face the Ducks tonight. The fifth-year Barnstormer owns a 3-2 record with a 3.78 ERA over seven starts this season. The righty threw six innings of two-run ball on seven hits last Friday against the Road Warriors in what was his last appearance. The California native has spent time in the Indians, Rockies, Cubs and Braves organizations in his career, having his contract purchased by the latter two in 2014.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – SS
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#9   Anthony Vega – LF

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – CF
#11 Rico Noel – 2B
#2   Blake Gailen – RF
#3   Ryan Casteel – C
#27 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#10 Grant Desme – RF
#20 Nate Coronado – DH
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#6   Carlos Garcia – 3B

#18 Joe Gardner – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Matt Larkins sets down the side 1-2-3 after a brilliant double play turned after he caught a line drive!

BOT 1: Ducks lead 1-0 after Emilio Bonifacio drives in Jordany Valdespin with a sacrifice fly!

TOP 2: Barnstormers score three on six hits but Matt Larkins escapes a bases loaded, nobody out jam.

BOT 2: David Washington scores from first on an infield single after a throwing error to bring the Ducks within one! It’s 3-2 Barnstormers.

TOP 3: It’s now 5-2 after a pair of Barnstormer homers.

BOT 3: Travis Snider hits a two-run bomb to bring the Ducks within one! It’s 5-4!

BOT 6: David Washington crushes a two-run shot to put the Ducks in front 6-5!

FINAL: K-Rod strands the tying run at third to convert his ninth save as a Duck and secure the 6-5 victory!

Game 41: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

The Ducks open up a nine-game homestand with a matchup against the Blue Crabs

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs meet to open up their third series against each other. This will be the seventh of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Blue Crabs this season and the 204th all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island holds a 106-97 advantage all-time, with a 60-47 edge at home. The Ducks bring a 22-18 record to Tuesday’s game, winning three in a row and trailing the division-leading Somerset Patriots by just one and a half games. Southern Maryland is 15-24, sitting in last place in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks closed out a very successful four-game series against the York Revolution behind a complete game shutout from Matt Larkins. It was the second complete game of the series for the Ducks rotation, and the first nine-inning complete game shutout for the Flock in 2018.

Taylor Ard provided the only necessary offense for the Ducks with a first-inning home run to score Travis Snider and himself. The shot to left field was his third of the season, and all that was needed in the 2-0 victory.

Larkins earned the victory, going the distance while allowing eight hits (all singles), striking out six and not walking a batter. York’s starter Pat McCoy took the loss despite dealing five scoreless innings after allowing the two-run home run in the first inning.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Bennett Parry has been the shining star of the Ducks staff this season and gets the start tonight against the Blue Crabs. The 6-foot-6 lefty owns a 2-0 record with a 2.01 ERA over six starts thus far, allowing one run or less in his last five appearances. Parry allowed six hits over six innings and allowed one run in his previous start last Tuesday against the Barnstormers.

Drake Britton will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Crabs opposite Parry. Britton is 2-2 with a 6.55 ERA in six appearances (five starts) and is looking to recover from giving up five runs in four innings in his last start on May 30. The lefty reached the major leagues in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox, and has made 25 appearances in the bigs dating back to 2013 and 2014. Britton spent last season with the Bridgeport Bluefish, going 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 34 appearances, striking out 19. The Texas native has made five career appearances against the Ducks, going 2-0 and not allowing a run.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 David Washington – LF
#35 Taylor Ard – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#12  Dan Lyons – SS

#32 Bennett Parry – LHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Ryan Strausborger – LF
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#5   Teodoro Martinez – CF
#26 Angelo Songco – RF
#19 Frank Martinez – 3B
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#13 Jon Griffin – DH
#6   Ryan Wagner – C
#15 Angelys Nina – 2B

#50 Drake Britton – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Bennett Parry strikes out the first two batters while retiring the side to kick off the series opener!

BOT 2: David Washington hits one a long way to left center for his seventh home run of the season and a 1-0 Ducks lead!

BOT 3: It’s now 2-0 as Emilio Bonifacio scores Jordany Valdespin with a sacrifice fly to right!

TOP 4: Southern Maryland cuts the lead to 2-1 with a sacrifice fly.

TOP 5: The Blue Crabs have tied things up at two with a two-out single.

BOT 5: FIVE RUNS come across for the Flock after RBI singles from Jordany Valdespin and Travis Snider followed by a two-run bomb by Lew Ford! 7-2 Ducks!

TOP 6: 10 strikeouts now for Bennett Parry as he sets down two in the frame! His third double-digit strikeout game of the season!

TOP 7: Make it 12 Ks for Bennett Parry as he cruises through another inning!

FINAL: Ducks win 7-2 behind a pair of home runs and a great pitching performance!

Game 40: Ducks at Revolution

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Long Island goes for a series victory on Sunday afternoon (Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:00 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks look to take the series from the York Revolution with the finale of a four-game set on Sunday afternoon. The Ducks (21-18) have closed to within two and a half games of the Somerset Patriots for first place in the Liberty Division, while the Revolution (19-17) remain third in the Freedom Division and are now seven and a half games behind the Lancaster Barnstormers. Long Island holds a two-game lead in the all-time series with York, 108-106.

SATURDAY’S RECAP:

Long Island built a lead, lost it, then got it back for good on Saturday night, as the Ducks earned their second win in a row with a 4-3 triumph over the York Revolution.

Third innings have been kind to the Ducks in this series, and it was again on Saturday. After Cody Puckett reached on an error, Jordany Valdespin and Emilio Bonifacio collected back-to-back singles. Travis Snider followed with a two-run single through the right side off Revolution starter Robert Carson to put the Ducks ahead by two. Lew Ford then hustled to beat out a potential double play ball, driving in Bonifacio with the RBI fielder’s choice.

Ducks starter John Brownell worked into and out of trouble over four scoreless innings to begin the game, but the Revs loaded the bases on him in the fifth with a double, a walk and an error. However, the righty got out of them jam by inducing an RBI fielder’s choice from Jared Mitchell and a double play ball. Brownell then got into trouble again int he sixth when he surrendered back-to-back singles to open the frame. He recorded the next two outs though before Wander Perez came in to face Mitchell. The Revolution right fielder smacked a line drive to right, but Snider made an incredible diving catch to keep the Ducks in front.

York got to the Ducks bullpen though in the eighth. After a leadoff hit by pitch, Michael Burgess delivered an RBI single to drive in Alexi Casilla, trimming Long Island’s lead to 3-2. Following a single by Zach Wilson, Rubi Silva laced an RBI single to right that tied the game at three. Dennis O’Grady induced a double play though to keep the game tied.

Long Island got the lead right back in the ninth. After a single began the inning, Ford reached on a fielder’s choice and was replaced on the bases by Anthony Vega. The speedster stole both second and third base, the latter with two outs, setting the stage for Taylor Ard. The first baseman smacked an RBI single to left off hard-throwing Junior Rincon to put the Flock ahead 4-3. Francisco Rodriguez then sealed the deal in the ninth, striking out the first two hitters, allowing a double to Mitchell and responding by inducing a groundout from Casilla.

ON THE MOUND:

For the series finale, the Ducks will hand the ball to Matt Larkins. The right-hander enters with a 3-1 record and a 2.65 ERA through six starts in 2018. He last pitched on Monday against the Barnstormers and earned the win with a quality start. In seven innings of work, he gave up three earned runs (five runs) on seven hits and a walk while striking out three. Larkins left the game with the Ducks trailing 5-3, but a three-run bottom of the seventh gave the Flock, and Larkins, the win. Today is the third-year Duck’s first start of the season against York, but he did face the Revs five times in the 2017 season (four starts) and went 1-2 with an 8.70 ERA.

York will counter with Pat McCoy in hopes of salvaging a split of the series. The southpaw has pitched in two games thus far (one start), compiling a 2.45 ERA. After throwing two and one-third scoreless innings of relief on May 22 at Lancaster, he started against the Bees on the road this past Tuesday. In five innings of work, McCoy allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out two. The 29-year-old began the year with Durango in the Mexican League, going 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA in 15 games out of the bullpen. The 2014 Detroit Tiger spent part of 2017 with Southern Maryland in the Atlantic League, going 2-5 with a 4.76 ERA in 11 starts. His lone start against Long Island came on June 30 at Bethpage Ballpark, in which he took the loss and gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over seven and one-third innings.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#6   Alec Sole – 1B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#9   Anthony Vega – RF

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

York Revolution
#6   Rubi Silva – RF
#4   Alexi Casilla – 2B
#15 Welington Dotel – LF
#14 Zach Wilson – 1B
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#29 Melky Mesa – DH
#11 Jose Cuevas – 3B
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF
#30 Tyler Clark – C

#37 Pat McCoy – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

UPDATE (12:35): The tarp is on the field in York, and the start of today’s series finale will be delayed by rain. Stay tuned here and on Twitter for updates on the status of the game. Our game broadcast will also begin following the delay.

UPDATE (1:22): The rain continues to fall steadily, and the tarp remains on the field. No official timetable yet on when first pitch is expected.

UPDATE (2:05): The Revolution have just announced a tentative start time of 2:45 p.m. here at PeoplesBank Park. The grounds crew is currently removing the tarp from the field.

TOP 1: Taylor Ard does it again! His two-out, two-strike, two-run home run over the Arch Nemesis in left field gives the Ducks an early 2-0 lead!

END 3: Matt Larkins has allowed two singles but has faced the minimum nine batters through three scoreless innings thus far! 2-0 Ducks as we go to the fourth.

END 5: Back-to-back 1-2-3 innings for Larkins, who has faced the minimum 15 batters over the first five innings! Ducks remain in front by two.

END 6: Larkins works around back-to-back one-out singles, striking out Rubi Silva and inducing a groundout from Alexi Casilla to keep York off the scoreboard!

END 8: Larkins strikes out Tyler Clark to work around a two-out single, and the right-hander has now tossed eight shutout innings this afternoon!

FINAL: Larkins works around a pair of one-out singles to strand the tying runs on base! A complete game shutout for the righty gives the Ducks a 2-0 win over the Revolution, and they take three of four this weekend in York!

 

Game 35: Ducks vs. Barnstormers

The Ducks ride a three-game win streak into Tuesday’s game against the Barnstormers

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers continue their three-game series on Tuesday. This will be the second of 17 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Barnstormers this season and the 255th all-time meeting between the two teams. The Ducks hold a one-game lead over the Barnstormers in the all-time series, with a 128-127 record against Lancaster. Long Island owns a 68-56 record when welcoming the Barnstormers to Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks bring an 18-16 record to Tuesday’s game, riding a three-game win streak and trailing the Somerset Patriots for the Liberty Division lead by three games. Lancaster holds a 25-10 record with a two and a half game lead on the Skeeters in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The Ducks extended their win streak to three during the series opener against the first-place Barnstormers, winning 6-5.

Lancaster struck first with two runs in the second inning following productive outs: a run-scoring groundout, and a sacrifice fly. The Barnstormers’ lead was cut to one after Taylor Ard homered for the second consecutive game, sending a solo shot over the left-field wall.

Blake Gailen then matched Ard with a solo home run of his own in the next inning to push Lancaster ahead 3-1. The Ducks fired right back in the bottom half of the inning with RBI singles from Travis Snider and Lew Ford to knot things up at three.

Lancaster took the lead again in the fifth inning off a pair of sacrifice flies to make the score 5-3. The score remained the same until the seventh inning until a sacrifice fly by Snider, and a two-out single by Daniel Fields that plated two runs to make it 6-5.

Vinnie Pestano held the lead in the eighth, then Francisco Rodriguez shut the door in the ninth inning for his seventh save with the Ducks, striking out the side. Matt Larkins earned the win with a seven inning start, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk, striking out three. Jared Lakind took the loss for the Barnstormers, allowing three unearned runs in one and one-thirds innings of relief.

ON THE MOUND:

Bennett Parry has been the shining star of the Ducks staff this season and gets the start tonight against the Barnstormers. The 6-foot-6 lefty owns a 2-0 record with a 2.12 ERA over five starts thus far (including the only Ducks complete game in 2018), allowing one run or less in his last three appearances. While the Ducks lost in his last start, Parry tied a franchise record with 14 strikeouts (all swinging) in five and two-thirds innings against the Skeeters.

Tommy Shirley will start opposite the Ducks tonight. The lefty is 3-1 this season despite an ERA of 6.41 in five starts. The Pennsylvania native allowed five runs in four and two-thirds innings, but the Barnstormers rallied back with six runs in the final two innings to win 6-5, preventing Shirley from taking the loss. The former Astros prospect was a Double-A All-Star in 2014, collecting a 1.88 ERA in 17 appearances (13 starts). In two career starts against the Ducks, Shirley has gone eight total innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits, walking six and striking out seven.

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – LF
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#32 Bennett Parry – LHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – CF
#11 Rico Noel – 2B
#2   Blake Gailen – RF
#3   Ryan Casteel – DH
#14 Joey Terdoslavich – 1B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – LF
#20 Nate Coronado – 3B
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#54 Tommy Shirley – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A two-out home run makes it 1-0 Barnstormers.

BOT 3: An RBI double from Emilio and an RBI single from Lew Ford make it 2-1 Ducks!

BOT 6: Dan Lyons brings in a run with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1 Ducks!

TOP 8: Two runs score on one sac fly for the Barnstormers to tie the game at three.

TOP 9: Ashur Tolliver gets out of a jam with two men on and no outs after striking out the final batter with three straight fastballs! Tied at three going into the bottom of the ninth.

BOT 9: Bonus baseball as we’re all tied at three after nine.

FINAL: The Barnstormers win in the 10th inning, 4-3.

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