(New Britain, Conn., May 1, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks fell to the New Britain Bees 4-3 Thursday night at New Britain Stadium.
The Ducks (9-12) got on the board first, striking for a run on an Angelo Songco RBI single in the first inning off Bees starter Eric Fornataro. Long Island would add another tally in the top of the third when Songco crushed a double off the wall to score Elmer Reyes and give the Ducks a 2-0 lead.
New Britain (6-14) struck back in the bottom of the fourth with a three-run home run off the bat of Conor Bierfeldt to take a 3-2 lead.
It would stay that way until the top of the ninth when Giovanny Alfonzo scored on a play were the Bees committed two errors on a Dan Lyons ground ball to tie the game at three. However, Bierfeldt launched a solo home run off Patrick Crider in the bottom of the ninth to win the game for the Bees.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Crider (0-2) took the loss for the Ducks, while Joe Beimel (1-2) got the win for the Bees despite blowing the save. Angelo Songco and Alex Burg collected two hits each for the Flock. The Ducks continue their series with the Bees Friday night at 6:35 pm. Fans 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. Righty Matt Larkins (0-1, 7.61) takes the mound for Long Island, while New Britain counters with righty Jason Jarvis (0-2, 5.53).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, May 16 to open up another three-game series against the Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full-season ticket holders). Tuesday will be the annual “Bark in the Park” Night at the ballpark, and all fans wishing to bring their dog to the game must purchase a Pooch Pass in advance. Each pass is $13 and includes a game ticket in designated box seating sections as well as admission for one dog. Pooch Passes can be obtained by visiting the box office or going online to www.liducksgroups.com and typing in the password “pooch” when prompted. Individual 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.