(Central Islip, N.Y., April 29, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 3-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run home run to right field by Angelo Songco off Bees starter Brian Dupra.
New Britain responded with three runs in the fourth off Ducks starter Tim Melville to jump in front 3-2. RBI singles by Jovan Rosa and Craig Maddox, along with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Conor Bierfeldt, did the damage.
The Ducks threatened to tie the game when they put two runners on in the fifth, a runner at second in the seventh and a runner at first in the ninth. However, they could not pull even.
Dupra (2-0) picked up the win, pitching five innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out two. Melville (0-1) took the loss, yielding three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over five innings while striking out three. Joe Beimel collected his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
Cody Puckett totaled three hits to lead the Flock, while Songco added two.
The Ducks and Bees wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home 2017 Ducks Magnet Schedules, courtesy of the QuackerJack Foundation. It’s also the first Sunday Family Funday of the season! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Matt Larkins toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bees lefty Anthony Marzi.
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. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action online on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks’ official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com.
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.