(Central Islip, N.Y., June 11, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-1 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Both teams exchanged zeroes until the top of the fifth inning when a wild pitch scored Andrew Lambo, giving Bridgeport a 1-0 lead. Long Island answered back with a five-run sixth inning to jump in front. A two-run single to right field by Jordan Pacheco, an RBI single to right by Elmer Reyes and a two-run double to right by Marc Krauss put the Flock ahead 5-1.
The Ducks tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to round out the scoring. A leadoff solo homer to center by Angelo Songco and a two-run blast to right-center by Krauss did the damage.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Dennis O’Grady pitched five innings of one-run ball for the Ducks, yielding four hits and three walks while striking out five. Chris Rearick threw five scoreless innings for the Bluefish, giving up three hits and a walk with five strikeouts as well. Eury De La Rosa (2-1) picked up the win after pitching a scoreless inning in the sixth. Danny Burawa (2-2) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs on three walks without record an out in the bottom of the sixth.
Songco, Reyes and Krauss each had two hits to pace the Flock, with Krauss driving in four runs. Pacheco added two RBI and two runs.
Following a day off, the Ducks hit the road on Tuesday to begin a three-game series against the Somerset Patriots. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Fans can follow all the action 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. Left-hander Rafael Perez (4-1, 3.04) gets the start for the Ducks against Patriots southpaw Rick Teasley (4-1, 2.21).
Long Island returns home on Monday, June 19 to open up a four-game set with the Patriots. 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). It’s Health Night at the ballpark, presented by Northwell Health, and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Purple T-Shirts. It’s also a Military Monday, and as a thank you to the men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to keep us safe, active military members (with valid military ID) will receive a special $7 ticket offer when purchasing tickets to Monday’s game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (subject to availability). 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.
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