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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 105: Ducks at Blue Crabs

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Anthony Vega and the Ducks are hoping to run their winning streak to nine games tonight.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, Maryland)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (19-15; 55-49) continue their week-long matchup with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-21; 51-52) tonight in the third game of a four-game series. Long Island has won the first five games of the seven-game home-and-home mega-series. The Ducks have an 11-7 edge in the season series thus far, and have a 5-4 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 won their eighth straight game on Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium, defeating the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 8-4 in a rain-shortened eight-inning affair.

The Ducks took an early lead, scoring twice in the top of the first inning against Blue Crabs starter Drew Hayes. Marc Krauss grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Quintin Berry with the first run of the game, and scored on an Angelo Songco double to give Long Island a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the second, the Ducks rallied for four runs on five hits against Hayes (6-6), including a two-run double from Krauss and another RBI double off the bat of Songco to extend a 6-0 advantage. Krauss finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.

Southern Maryland got on the board in the bottom of the second against Rafael Perez with a Tucker Nathans sacrifice fly making it 6-1 Ducks. Long Island tacked on runs in the fourth and sixth innings, while the Blue Crabs added runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh.

In the top of the ninth, Cody Hebner walked pinch hitter Derrick Pyles leading off. Heavy rains then began and the tarp was called for and the game was called after a 32-minute delay.

Perez (8-7) got the win, allowing four runs on nine hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out two. Rob Rogers added a scoreless inning of relief.

The Ducks set a new franchise record by pounding out nine doubles, surpassing the previous mark of eight set on May 31, 2013 at York. Songco and Audie Afenir had two two-baggers each, while five other Ducks had one. Eight out of the nine Long Island batters in the starting lineup had at least one hit.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Dunning takes the mound for the Ducks in Saturday’s matchup, making his first start of the season. In seven appearances as a reliever, the right-hander has no record and a 1.69 ERA, with eight strikeouts and five walks allowed in 10.2 innings pitched. Dunning spent time in the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, and is a former 33rd round pick out of Indiana University. Dunning celebrates his 29th birthday today, and will be facing the Blue Crabs for the first time this season.

Southern Maryland sends David Russo to the mound to try to put an end to the Ducks’ eight-game winning streak. In 22 appearances (three starts) this season, Russo is 0-1 with a 4.83 ERA. He has struck out 26 and walked an incredible 18 in 31.2 innings pitched this year. The lefty last pitched on August 8 at Bethpage Ballpark against the Ducks, allowing a run on one hit in two innings of relief. Russo faced the Ducks just one other time this year – in a 1.2 inning scoreless relief appearance on Opening Day.

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 – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 Ruben Gotay – 1B
#19 Derrick Pyles – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#45 Jake Dunning – RHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Jose Lozada – 2B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#10 L.J. Hoes – DH
#6   Patrick Palmeiro – 3B
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#35 Tucker Nathans – LF
#32 Luis Alen – C
#23 Zach Cone – RF

#13 David Russo – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 2: Jake Dunning looks sharp through two innings, setting the Crabs down 1-2-3. No score as we head to the third.

TOP 3: The Ducks score three times and take a 3-0 lead over the Blue Crabs!

BOT 5: Giovanny Alfonzo makes an acrobatic play at third base to retire the side. Ducks lead 3-0!

TOP 6: The Ducks break the game open by sending 11 to the plate and scoring six runs in the inning to take a 9-0 lead!

BOT 7: The Blue Crabs strike for five runs, but the Ducks still lead 9-5.

Tonight’s game has been called in the top of the ninth due to inclement weather.

FINAL/8: Ducks 9, Crabs 5
W: Dunning (1-0)
L: Russo (0-2)

Game 104: Ducks at Blue Crabs

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The Ducks shoot for their eighth win in a row tonight against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, Md.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (18-15; 54-49) continue their week-long matchup with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-20; 51-51) tonight in the second game of a four-game series. Long Island has won the first four games of the seven-game home-and-home mega-series. The Ducks have a 10-7 edge in the season series thus far, and have split the eight skirmishes 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 1-0 on Thursday night at Regency Furniture Stadium in the first game of a four-game series. The victory was Long Island’s seventh consecutive win, the club’s longest winning streak of the season.

Pitching ruled the day as Matt Larkins of the Ducks (18-15; 54-49) and Daryl Thompson of the Blue Crabs dominated hitters throughout the night. After a leadoff single in the first by Quintin Berry, Thompson retired 15 Ducks in a row before Giovanny Alfonzo singled in the sixth. In one stretch of his own, Larkins retired 11 straight Blue Crabs (13-20; 51-51) hitters.

Long Island broke through in the eighth against reliever Zack Thornton, who allowed a leadoff double to Alex Burg. Two batters later, the Ducks catcher scored when Jose Lozada fielded an Alfonzo groundball and threw wildly to first for an error.

Larkins (6-6) finished the complete game shutout by working around a leadoff single in the ninth. The right-hander allowed four hits and walked two while striking out four in a dominant performance. This was the second shutout thrown by Larkins this season, with the other coming on July 5 at Bethpage Ballpark against the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Thompson did not factor into the decision despite throwing seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out nine. Thornton (2-2) got the loss, allowing the unearned run in his lone stanza of work.

Berry, Burg and Alfonzo had the only three hits of the game for the Ducks.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Left-hander Rafael Perez takes the mound for the Ducks in the second game of the four-game series, looking to keep the ball rolling. In 19 starts this season, Perez is 7-7 with a 4.37 ERA, and has struck out 73 and walked only 23 in 94.2 innings pitched. The southpaw threw six shutout innings in his last start on Sunday against the Bridgeport Bluefish, allowing just one hit and walking two while getting the win in a 2-1 Long Island victory. The former Cleveland Indian has struggled against Southern Maryland in two starts this season, going 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA. However, he did strike out a season-high eight against the Blue Crabs at Regency Furniture Stadium when he last faced the team on July 8. Perez had a rough month of July, posting a 1-3 record with a 7.40 ERA (17 ER/ 20.2 IP). In all other months, the lefty is 6-4 with a 3.53 ERA (29 ER/74 IP).

Southern Maryland sends Drew Hayes to the mound to try to put an end to the Ducks’ winning streak. In 16 starts this year Hayes is 6-5 with a 3.76 ERA, and has struck out 62 while walking 32 in 86.0 innings. The former Cincinnati Reds hurler threw six innings of one-run ball in his last start against the Somerset Patriots. Hayes has lasted exactly six innings in his last three starts, registering two quality starts in the process. The righty is 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA (7 ER/9.0 IP) in two starts against the Ducks this season, coming back-to-back on July 2 at Long Island and July 8 at home.

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 – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#34 Marc Krauss – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#13 Elmer Reyes – SS
#11 Anthony Vega – LF
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#24 Audie Afenir – C

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Jose Lozada – 3B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#10 L.J. Hoes – DH
#16 Michael Snyder – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#23 Zach Cone – RF
#35 Tucker Nathans – LF
#25 Ryan Wiggins – C
#1   Brian Bistagne – 2B

#8   Drew Hayes – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Marc Krauss and Angelo Songco both drive in runs in the first as the Ducks take a 2-0 lead!

TOP 2: The Ducks chase home four runs on five hits and take a 6-0 lead!

BOT 2: The Blue Crabs get on the board with a sacrifice fly and cut the Ducks lead to 6-1.

TOP 4: Marc Krauss collects an RBI single and now has 4 RBIs on the night! Ducks lead 7-1!

BOT 4: Southern Maryland gets a run back on a walk and two infield hits. 7-2 Ducks lead.

TOP 6: The Ducks score again thanks to two doubles from Audie Afenir and Delta Cleary Jr, and take an 8-2 lead.

BOT 6: The Blue Crabs grab a run back and now trail 8-3.

Tonight’s game has been called in the top of the ninth due to inclement weather.

FINAL: Ducks 8, Bluecrabs 4.
W: Perez (8-7)
L: Hayes (6-6)

Games 3 & 4: Ducks at Blue Crabs

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 1:00 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, Md.) 

TODAY’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs look to avoid the rain drops as they play a single admission doubleheader, with both games scheduled for seven innings. Saturday night’s game was postponed due to inclement weather, the third game in three days to begin the season that has been affected by rain. Both sides split the first two games of the series on Thursday and Friday. Long Island leads in the all-time series is 90-89.

FRIDAY’S RECAP: Despite building an early 4-0 lead, the Ducks were unable to claim their second consecutive win to begin the season as Southern Maryland rallied for a 6-5 victory.

Long Island went to work immediately against six-year MLB veteran Pat Misch. Fehlandt Lentini single, moved to second on a sac bunt, stole third and scored on Nolan Reimold’s sac fly to right. Following a double by Marc Krauss, Nate Freiman positively crushed a two-run home run to left-center field for his first and Long Island’s first home run of the year.

The skies then opened, and the teams had to wait out a one-hour, seven-minute rain delay, the second time in as many nights that rain had stopped the game. Misch was unable to continue after the long wait, though seven-year Major League veteran Rafael Perez still started for the Ducks. After a scoreless bottom of the first, the Ducks added to their lead in the second when Alex Burg launched a solo blast to left off Austin Fleet.

Perez pitched two solid innings but lost his dominance in the third when Southern Maryland collected three runs on five hits off him. An RBI single by Danny Muno and a two-run single by Zach Wilson trimmed the lead to 4-3. Perez avoided further trouble, but the Blue Crabs were back in the ballgame.

A two-out RBI single by Alex Burg in the fourth gave the Ducks a two-run cushion, but the bullpen was unable to preserve it like they had on Thursday night. The normally dominant Zac Treece walked Zach Cone with one out in the sixth, and that was followed by a two-run homer to left of the bat of Patrick Palmeiro that tied the game at five. Treece walked the next two hitters before Tyler Wilson came on to escape the jam.

Chin-Hui Tsao then pitched the eighth for a second consecutive night and allowed a one-out solo homer to former Duck Mike Blanke. With the Blue Crabs now on top 6-5, ex-Yankee Cody Eppley came on and earned the save in the ninth, retiring the Ducks in order. Five Blue Crabs relievers kept the Ducks off the scoreboard over the final five innings.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island native Keith Couch will take the mound for the Ducks in game one. The right-hander was born in Mineola, attended Holy Diocesan High School in Hicksville, played collegiate baseball at Adelphi University in Garden City and now resides in Elmont. He spent the first seven seasons of his career in the Boston Red Sox organization and split time in 2016 with Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. In 22 appearances (20 starts), he combined for a 10-8 record with a 3.96 ERA, three complete games and 73 strikeouts in 127 and one-third innings. The 27-year-old was a member of the 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox squad that won the International League championship, and he started and won the decisive Game Five of the series.

Maryland native Daryl Thompson will oppose Couch for the Blue Crabs. The right-hander was born in La Plata, Md., just a short drive from Regency Furniture Stadium, and went to La Plata High School. In five seasons with Southern Maryland, he has compiled a 31-29 record with a 4.03 ERA over 95 games (89 starts). 2016 was a struggle for Thompson, as he went just 5-9 with a 4.69 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) and surrendered a career and league high 27 home runs. In three games (two starts) against the Flock, he was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA. The ex-Major Leaguer pitched in four games (three starts) with the Cincinnati Reds during the 2008 and 2011 seasons, going 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA.

Game two will feature the Ducks debut for Tim Melville. The right-hander made his Major League debut in April of 2016 for the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched four innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out five against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Melville would make three appearances (two starts) total for the Reds and also pitched in nine games (three starts) in the minors. The 27-year-old has also spent time in the Royals and Tigers organizations and made a career-high 27 starts in 2015 with Triple-A Toledo. He was originally drafted in the fourth round by Kansas City in 2008.

Brian Grening returns to Southern Maryland this season and gets the ball in the second game. The righty made 39 appearances (14 starts) for the Blue Crabs in 2016 and posted a 10-6 record with a 3.09 ERA, two complete games and 114 strikeouts to just 22 walks in 116 and two-thirds innings. It was a significant improvement for the California native, who went 4-9 with a 4.49 ERA in 2015 with the Blue Crabs and 3-8 with a 6.83 ERA in 2014 with Southern Maryland and Lancaster. Against Long Island, he compiled a 1-1 record with a 2.08 ERA in six games (two starts). Grening’s career began with three seasons in the Cleveland Indians organization, reaching as high as Triple-A for one start.

FOLLOW ALONGFans can follow all the action for both games, 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 twinbill via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For today’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS (GAME ONE):

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#35 Nate Freiman – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – SS

#25 Keith Couch – RHP

Blue Crabs
#7   Gary Brown – CF
#15 Danny Muno – 2B
#29 Zach Wilson  – 1B
#16 Michael Snyder – DH
#27 Cory Vaughn – LF
#23 Zach Cone – RF
#6   Patrick Palmeiro – 3B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#24 Mike Blanke – C

#20 Daryl Thompson – RHP

UPDATE (1:16): BOT 1: Long Island native Keith couch tosses a scoreless first inning, striking out Wilson and Snyder!

UPDATE (1:44): BOT 2: Blue Crabs put up four runs to take a 4-0 lead. Mike Blanke’s two-run single and a sac fly from Gary Brown highlight the inning.

UPDATE (2:04): TOP 4: Nate Freiman gets the Ducks on the scoreboard with another mammoth home run to left! The solo blast makes it a 4-1 game.

UPDATE (2:11): BOT 4: Gary Brown restores Southern Maryland’s four-run lead with a solo homer that just clears the wall in left. 5-1 Blue Crabs.

UPDATE (2:50): BOT 6: Strong Ducks debut for lefty reliever Jim Fuller, who strikes out two in a 1-2-3 sixth inning!

UPDATE (2:55): FINAL: Ducks drop game one of the twinbill to the Blue Crabs, 6-1. Game two coming up in approximately 30 minutes.

STARTING LINEUPS (GAME TWO):

Ducks
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#26 Angelo Songco – RF
#20 Nolan Reimold – LF
#34 Marc Krauss – DH
#35 Nate Freiman – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#15 Dominic Blanco – C

#33 Tim Melville – RHP

Blue Crabs
#7   Gary Brown – CF
#15 Danny Muno – 2B
#29 Zach Wilson  – 1B
#16 Michael Snyder – DH
#27 Cory Vaughn – LF
#4   Chad Hinshaw – RF
#6   Patrick Palmeiro – 3B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#25 Ryan Wiggins – C

#11 Brian Grening – RHP

UPDATE (3:34): Having some technical difficulties to start the broadcast. Should begin at about 3:40. Game two just got underway in Southern Maryland.

UPDATE (3:46): BOT 1: Zach Wilson’s RBI single and Cory Vaughn’s sac fly give the Blue Crabs an early 2-0 lead.

UPDATE (3:58): TOP 2: Ducks trim the deficit to one on a sacrifice fly to left by Dan Lyons! It’s his first RBI of the year.

UPDATE (4:35): MID 5: The afternoon is complete for Melville. Following the first, he allowed just one hit and one walk over three scoreless innings.

UPDATE (4:48): TOP 6: Nolan Reimold doubles, Marc Krauss singles, and we are all tied up at two apiece!

UPDATE (4:59): BOT 6: David Aardsma twirls a scoreless inning in his Ducks debut, striking out two! 2-2 heading to the seventh.

UPDATE (5:10): TOP 7: Delta Cleary Jr. delivers! His two-strike, two-out RBI single plates pinch-runner Fehlandt Lentini to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead!

UPDATE (5:22): FINAL: Amalio Diaz secures his first save of the season, and the Ducks win it, 3-2, to split the twinbill and the four-game series!

SATURDAY’S (4/22) GAME POSTPONED IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

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(Waldorf, Md., April 22, 2017) – Saturday’s (April 22) game between the Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at Regency Furniture Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Saturday’s (4/22) game will be made up as part of a single admission doubleheader on Sunday, April 23. Game one is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m., while game two will start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the opener. Both games are scheduled for seven innings.

Fans can follow all the action for both games of the twinbill on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live HD streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks’ official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com. Right-hander and Long Island native Keith Couch takes the mound for the Ducks in game one against Blue Crabs righty and Maryland native Daryl Thompson. Game two will see right-hander Tim Melville toe the rubber for Long Island against Southern Maryland righty Brian Grening.

Long Island will return home on Friday, April 28 for the 2017 home opener against the New Britain Bees. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Rich Hill Bobbleheads, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Fans are also encouraged to arrive early for player introductions along with traditional Opening Night pomp and circumstance. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

 

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