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Game 120: Ducks at Bees

Lew Ford (5)

OF/Bench Coach Lew Ford has reached base in 11 straight games for the Long Island Ducks, who look for their seventh-straight series win on Sunday at New Britain.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:35 p.m. at New Britain Stadium (New Britain, Connecticut)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (30-19; 66-53) take on the New Britain Bees (19-27, 45-71) in the rubber game of a three-game series at New Britain Stadium. The Ducks have won 19 of their last 23 games, including three this week in waddle-off fashion. Long Island has also won six straight series, and will look to continue that streak with a win today. This afternoon marks the 16th meeting of the season between the Bees and the Ducks, with the season series favoring Long Island 8-7. Today is the final game of the season series at New Britain, with a four-game series set for Bethpage Ballpark from August 31-September 3.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

Three Long Island Ducks pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout of the New Britain Bees on Saturday night, as the Ducks won the middle game of a three-game series 3-0 at New Britain Stadium.

Long Island struck first in the top of the fourth inning against New Britain starter Kyle Simon. The Ducks strung together four consecutive two-out singles to take a 2-0 advantage, with Ruben Gotay and Elmer Reyes picking up RBIs.

The Bees had runners in scoring position in each of the first three innings against John Brownell (9-3), but could not score. The right-hander threw seven shutout innings, allowing two hits while walking four and striking out three. Brownell earned his first win in his last four starts, dating back to July 29 at Bridgeport.

In the top of the ninth, the Ducks added an insurance run against Simon (9-11) when Reyes’ sacrifice fly scored Marc Krauss from third to put the Ducks up 3-0. Despite the loss, Simon threw his Atlantic League-leading fifth complete game of the season, surrendering three runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out three.

Patrick Crider worked around a two-out double in the eighth to twirl a scoreless frame, and Amalio Diaz recorded his 13th save of the season by setting the Bees down 1-2-3 in the ninth.

The shutout was the seventh of the season recorded by the Long Island pitching staff, and the third in the month of August. Krauss led the Ducks offensively, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Reyes was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

For the first time in 10 days, LHP Rafael Perez takes the mound for the Long Island Ducks. In 21 starts, Perez is 8-7 with a 4.34 ERA and has struck out 81 and walked 25 in 103.2 innings. In his last start on August 17 at Somerset, Perez lasted just 2.0 innings, allowing no runs on one hit before being lifted. In his two starts against New Britain this season, the southpaw is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA (1 ER/9.0 IP) and has fanned 10 batters. Both of his starts against the Bees came in the first half at New Britain Stadium.

New Britain sends RHP Jonathan Pettibone to the hill in the rubber game of the series with Long Island. In 19 starts the ex-Philadelphia Phillie is 2-6 with a 4.48 ERA, and has struck out 54 and walked 27 in 86.1 innings while allowing 100 hits. In his last start on August 22 at Bridgeport, Pettibone surrendered two runs (one earned) on four hits in 7.0 innings, walking three and striking out two. The righty has faced the Ducks twice and has no record despite throwing 9.0 shutout innings.

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:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#34 Marc Krauss – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#23 Alex Burg – 2B
#19 Derrick Pyles – LF
#24 Audie Afenir – C

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

New Britain Bees
#8   Yusuke Kajimoto – 2B
#10 Michael Crouse – CF
#35 Jovan Rosa – 3B
#24 Craig Maddox – DH
#33 Jon Griffin – 1B
#6   Jamar Walton – RF
#28 Conor Bierfeldt – LF
#5   Michael Baca – SS
#7   Ivan Villaescusa – C

#32 Jonathan Pettibone – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: The Ducks capitalize on two Bees errors and take an early 1-0 lead!

TOP 2: Audie Afenir crushes an opposite-field double to drive in Elmer Reyes and collect his first Ducks RBI! Ducks lead the Bees 2-0.

TOP 3: @MarcKrauss25 smacks a two-run home run over the wall in right to put the Ducks ahead 4-0!

BOT 4: The Bees strike for five runs and take a 5-4 lead heading to the fifth.

TOP 5: RBI singles from Elmer Reyes and Derrick Pyles and the Ducks regain a 6-5 lead!

TOP 6: A wild pitch scores Jordan Hinshaw from third base and the Ducks have tied the Bees at 7 all!

BOT 8: The Bees take an 8-7 lead as pinch runner Jake McGuiggan scores on a wild pitch.

FINAL: Bees 8, Ducks 7

W: League (2-2)
L: Rogers (4-1)
SV: Gilblair (16)

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Game 114: Ducks vs. Skeeters

John Brownell (7)

All-time Long Island Ducks wins leader RHP John Brownell takes the mound to begin a four-game series with the Sugar Land Skeeters.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Coming off of a waddle-off win last night, the Long Island Ducks (26-17; 62-51) welcome the Sugar Land Skeeters (20-21; 50-61) to Bethpage Ballpark to begin a four-game series. The Ducks have won 15 of their last 17 games, and have a 5.5 game lead in the Liberty Division Second Half Standings. The Skeeters enter tonight’s contest in third place in the Freedom Division, three games behind the Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution. Tonight marks the 14th matchup of the season between the two clubs, with Sugar Land owning a 7-6 advantage in the season series. This series marks the final trip of the  2017 regular season for the Skeeters.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-5 in walk-off fashion on Sunday evening in the rubber game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

The Barnstormers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Nate Coronado off Ducks starter Henderson Alvarez. Josh Bell’s two-out, two-run double in the third stretched the lead to 3-0, and a passed ball that plated Sean Halton in the fourth extended the advantage to four.

Long Island closed to within 4-2 in the sixth on an RBI double by Marc Krauss and an RBI single by Ruben Gotay off Barnstormers starter Brad Bergesen. Angelo Songco tied the game at four in the eighth with a two-out, two-run homer to right on the first pitch he saw.

Lancaster took the lead back in the ninth on an RBI single up the middle by Anderson De La Rosa that scored Lastings Milledge. However, the Ducks answered back in the bottom of the frame to earn the win. Following back-to-back hits by Derrick Pyles and Audie Afenir, Delta Cleary Jr. laced an RBI single to right-center to tie the game at five. Dan Lyons followed with a sac fly to center that plated the winning run.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Alvarez pitched seven innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout. Bergesen lasted six and two-thirds innings, yielding two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Patrick Crider (1-5) collected the win after striking out Beau Amaral for the final out of the ninth inning. Anthony Carter (4-3) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in one-third of an inning.

Five different Ducks collected two hits to lead the way. Songco finished with two hits, two RBI and a run, while Krauss totaled two hits, and RBI and two runs.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Staff ace John Brownell takes the mound for Long Island in the series opener. In 19 starts this season, Brownell is 8-3 with a 3.53 ERA, and has struck out 75 while walking 35 and allowing 120 hits in 114.2 innings. Last time out at Somerset in game two of a doubleheader on August 16, the right-hander allowed four runs on five hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, striking out a season-high seven. The sixth-year Duck has seen limited action in August, throwing a total of 10.2 innings across two starts. He is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (8 ER/10.2 IP) and has allowed 15 hits, nine runs, and has a 9:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Against the Skeeters this year, Brownell is 1-0 with a 1.15 ERA (2 ER/15.2 IP) in two starts, striking out seven, walking three and yielding just nine hits.

Right-hander Brett Marshall answers the call for Sugar Land, making his 23rd start of the season and 24th overall appearance. On the year, Marshall is 7-7 with a 4.30 ERA, and has struck out 75 and walked an incredible 71 while allowing 124 hits in 129.1 innings. Last time out, Marshall allowed one run on five hits in five innings on August 16 against York, getting no decision in a 4-3 Revolution victory. The former New York Yankees prospect has vaced Long Island twice this season, posting a 0-1 record with a 3.00 ERA (4 ER/12 IP). True to form, he has struck out eight and walked six in those outings, while allowing seven hits.

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:

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

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#5   Joe Benson – RF
#7   Josh Prince – 2B
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#4   Kevin Ahrens – SS
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#9   Wilfredo Rodriguez – DH
#33 Caleb Ramsey – LF
#3   Albert Cordero – C

#2   Brett Marshall – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 3: We’ve got a good pitcher’s duel brewing tonight. No score between the Ducks and Skeeters.

TOP 4: The Skeeters get on the board with a two-run homer from Travis Scott. 2-0 Sugar Land.

BOT 5: The Ducks string together four straight hits to plate three runs and take a 3-2 lead!

BOT 8: The birthday boy @TheDannyLyons smacks a solo home run and the Ducks take a 4-3 lead!

FINAL: Ducks 4, Skeeters 3.

W: Wilson (1-2)
L: Johnston (1-3)
SV: Diaz (13)

Game 106: Ducks at Blue Crabs

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Alfredo Simon gets the ball again coming off his best start of the season as the Ducks look for their 10th win in a row.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

2:05 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, Maryland)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (20-15; 56-49) complete their week-long matchup with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-22; 51-53) tonight in the final game of a four-game series. Long Island has won the first six games of the seven-game home-and-home mega-series. The Ducks have an 12-7 edge in the season series thus far, and have a 6-4 advantage in Waldorf. This series will wrap up the season series between the two teams, and the Blue Crabs are the first team that the Ducks will finish their slate of games with in the 2017 season.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 9-5 on Saturday night in a rain-shortened eight-inning contest at Regency Furniture Stadium. The win was extended the Ducks’ season-long winning streak to nine games.

The Ducks loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the third against Blue Crabs starter David Russo, and Ruben Gotay delivered a two-run single to open the scoring. Elmer Reyes added an RBI double in the frame to push the Ducks lead to 3-0.

In the top of the sixth, Long Island broke the game open with a six run outburst against three Southern Maryland pitchers. Quintin Berry highlighted the frame with a two-run single, while Giovanny Alfonzo, Delta Cleary Jr. and Derrick Pyles all had run-scoring hits to give the Ducks a 9-0 lead.

The Blue Crabs fought back in the bottom of the seventh, scoring five runs against John Lannan to narrow the gap to 9-5. In the bottom of the eighth, the Blue Crabs threatened against Patrick Crider, but he was able to escape the two-on, two-out jam.

Right as the top of the ninth was about to get underway, heavy rains began and the tarp was brought on to the field. After a 30-minute delay, the game was called due to inclement weather.

Jake Dunning got the win for Long Island after throwing five shutout innings to improve to 1-0 on the season. David Russo got tagged with the loss to fall to 0-2 after yielding six runs in 5.1 innings.

Gotay led the offense by going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Berry went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, two walks and two runs scored.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Alfredo Simon takes the mound for the Ducks this afternoon, looking to build on the momentum of his last start against the Blue Crabs. In game one of a doubleheader Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark, Simon took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, eventually finishing off a three-hit shutout. Overall, Simon is 2-3 with a 4.68 ERA on the season in 10 appearances (seven starts). In his last four appearances (two starts) the righty sports a stellar 1.96 ERA (4 ER/18.1 IP).

The Blue Crabs send right-hander Eric Fornataro to the bump, a familiar face for the Ducks who faced him in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Long Island scored six runs on nine hits against him in a 10-0 victory. Fornataro began the year with the New Britain Bees before being traded to Southern Maryland on July 24 as the player to be named later to complete an earlier trade. Overall in 18 games (12 starts) the former big leaguer is 0-4 with a 6.28 ERA.

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:

Long Island Ducks
#47 Quintin Berry – CF
#11 Anthony Vega – RF
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#23 Angelo Songco – 1B
#19 Derrick Pyles – DH
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#24 Audie Afenir – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#18 Tyler Levine – RHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Jose Lozada – 2B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#10 L.J. Hoes – DH
#6   Patrick Palmeiro – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#35 Tucker Nathans – RF
#32 Luis Alen – C
#1   Brian Bistagne – 2B
#7   Alex Glenn – LF

#15 Eric Fornataro – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 3: A two-run single form Angelo Songco gives the Ducks a 2-0 lead!

BOT 4: The Blue Crabs grab a run to narrow our lead to 2-1.

TOP 6: The Ducks add another run on a Quintin Berry RBI double and lead 3-1!

TOP 8: Dan Lyons crushes a two-run homer and the Ducks take a 5-1 lead!

FINAL: Ducks 5, Blue Crabs 2.

W: Levine (3-0)
L: Fornataro (0-5)
SV: Diaz (9)

10 wins in a row for the Ducks!

Game 87: Ducks vs. Skeeters

Henderson Alvarez (30)GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (7-9, 43-43) return home to face the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-9, 37-49) to begin a quick, three-game homestand. The Ducks enter in a tie for third place in the Liberty Division Second Half standings with the New Britain Bees, and just 2.5 games behind the Bridgeport Bluefish. The Skeeters are also 2.5 games away from their division leader, currently sitting in fourth place behind the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Freedom Division.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 7-2 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

The Barnstormers took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Nate Coronado and an RBI single by Steve Clevenger off Ducks starter John Brownell. Long Island closed to within 2-1 in the fifth inning when Marc Krauss unloaded a solo home run to right-center field off Barnstormers starter Brad Bergesen.

Lancaster responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to extend their lead to four. An RBI single by Rico Noel and a two-out, two-run homer to right by Cole Garner did the damage.

Two more runs in the sixth on Clevenger’s RBI single and Sean Halton’s sacrifice fly made it a 7-1 ballgame. Angelo Songco rounded out the scoring with a mammoth solo blast to right-center field in the ninth inning.

Bergesen (6-6) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits while striking out three. Brownell (7-2) suffered the loss, surrendering five runs on eight hits and three walks in four and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts. Zac Treece and Patrick Crider each pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Ducks.

Krauss led the Flock with three hits in the game, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.

ON THE MOUND: Henderson Alvarez climbs the hill for Long Island in the series opener, making his second start of the season. In his Ducks debut on July 18 against the Bees, the right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in two innings of work, walking three and not recording a strikeout. The five-year MLB veteran is known for his good command and heavy sinker, posting a superb career walk percentage of 5.5% (league average ~7.7%) and a stellar groundball rate of 55.0% (league average ~44%). Alvarez made 11 starts across three levels of the Oakland organization in 2016 and was a National League All-Star in 2014 while with the Miami Marlins.

Sugar Land calls upon righty Brett Marshall to start the series opener, making his 18th start of the season and 19th overall appearance. The former New York Yankee is 6-5 with a 4.33 ERA on the season for the Skeeters, and has allowed 97 hits and walked an eye-popping 52 batters while striking out just 62 in 99.2 innings. He has made one previous outing against the Ducks, allowing just one run on three hits in six innings on June 25 at Constellation Field. Last time out, he allowed three runs (none earned) in six innings against Lancaster, walking four and striking out two while getting the loss.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for today’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 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:

Ducks
#47 Quintin Berry – CF
#11 Anthony Vega – RF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – 1B
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#37 Henderson Alvarez – RHP

Skeeters
#5 Joe Benson – RF
#7 Josh Prince – 2B
#21 Anthony Giansanti – SS
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#9 Wilfredo Rodriguez – DH
#11 Cole Gillespie – CF
#3 Albert Cordero – C
#6 Derek Miller – LF

#2 Brett Marshall – RHP

UPDATE (6:48)  – BOT 1: The Skeeters get a run on a Travis Scott single and lead 1-0 at Bethpage Ballpark.

UPDATE (7:08) – BOT 2: The Ducks get on the board as Alex Burg clobbers his eighth home run of the season!

UPDATE (7:47) – BOT 4: Marc Krauss crushes a two-run home run to highlight a three-run inning for the Ducks and we take a 4-1 lead!

UPDATE (8:43) – BOT 7: The Ducks maintain their 4-1 lead over the Skeeters as Amalio Diaz comes in from the bullpen to make his 35 appearance of the year.

UPDATE (8:59) – BOT 8: Angelo Songco hits a two-run homer, the Ducks’ third of the night, and we take a 6-1 lead!

UPDATE (9:07) – FINAL: Ducks 6, Skeeters 1.

W: Simon (1-2)
L: Marshall (6-6)

Game 76: Ducks at Blue Crabs

IMG_2079GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, Md.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (38-37, 2-3) continue their three-game series tonight against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (41-32, 3-1). The Ducks look to rebound from a tough loss Friday night, a tight contest which resulted in a last at-bat win for the Blue Crabs. Including tonight’s game, there are only two games remaining before the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks fell to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 5-4 Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium in the opener of a three-game series.

Angelo Songco started the scoring for the Ducks in the top of the first by lifting a sacrifice fly to the warning track in right field to score Fehlandt Lentini. Long Island loaded the bases later in the frame, but Southern Maryland starter Daryl Thompson was able to limit the damage.

In the bottom of the first the Blue Crabs got even against Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady, plating a run on a sacrifice fly by Zach Wilson.

The Ducks broke the tie in the top of the sixth, erupting for three runs against Thompson. With two outs, Giovanny Alfonzo lined a single into centerfield to score Marc Krauss, and then Dan Lyons doubled to left to score two more to hand Long Island a 4-1 lead.

Southern Maryland evened the ledger in the bottom of the sixth, responding for three runs against O’Grady, highlighted by a two-run single from Zach Cone.

After a 43-minute rain delay to start the top of the eighth inning the Blue Crabs took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth, plating an unearned run against Patrick Crider (0-5) to take a 5-4 lead. Cody Eppley worked around a two-out single from Quintin Berry in the top of the ninth to seal his 22nd save of the year and make a winner of Craig Stem (1-1).

Neither starter factored into the decision. O’Grady allowed four runs on six hits in 5.1 innings, walking two and striking out one. Thompson yielded four runs (one earned) on nine hits in six frames, walking one and striking out four.

Berry went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and Krauss added a 2-for-3 day with a walk and a run scored to lead the Ducks on offense.

ON THE MOUND: Left-handed pitcher Rafael Perez takes the mound for the Ducks in the middle game of the three-game series, making his 14th start of the season. Perez is 5-4 with a 3.84 ERA on the season, and has a 49:13 K:BB ratio in 68.0 innings. The southpaw has lost his last two starts as the Ducks have been shutout in both of them, including in his last outing on July 3 against Lancaster. Perez allowed four runs on six hits in five innings in a 5-0 Barnstormers triumph. The lefty has made one start against Southern Maryland this year, resulting in no decision on April 21, where Perez allowed three runs in three innings in his first appearance of the year.

Righty Drew Hayes gets the call for the Blue Crabs to make his 11th start of the season. The former Cincinnati Reds hurler is 3-3 with a 4.70 ERA on the season, and has struck out 39 and walked 21 in 51.2 innings this season. The former Vanderbilt Commodore spent seven years in the Reds system and is in his first year in the Atlantic League with Southern Maryland in 2017. In his last start against Long Island on July 2, Hayes was beat up for six runs on five hits in three innings and got the loss in a 10-5 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
#11 Anthony Vega – RF
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

Blue Crabs
#4 Jose Lozada – 2B
#9 Edwin Garcia – SS
#29 Zach Wilson – DH
#16 Michael Snyder – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#10 L.J. Hoes – LF
#23 Zach Cone – RF
#32 Luis Alen – C
#6 Patrick Palmeiro – 3B

#8 Drew Hayes – RHP

UPDATE (7:03) – BOT 1: The Blue Crabs jump out to a 2-0 lead against Rafael Perez.

UPDATE (7:40) – TOP 3: Delta Cleary Jr comes home to score on a wild pitch to cut the Blue Crabs lead to 2-1.

UPDATE (8:01) – BOT 3: A two-run homer from Michael Snyder gives the Blue Crabs a 4-1 advantage.

UPDATE (9:04) – BOT 7: The Blue Crabs strike for three runs to take a 7-1 lead.

UPDATE (9:16) – TOP 8: Anthony Vega triples and scores on a Delta Cleary Jr. sac fly. Southern Maryland leads 7-2.

UPDATE (9:30) – FINAL: Blue Crabs 7, Ducks 2

W: Hayes (4-3)
L: Perez (5-5)

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