Ducks Outslug Bees To Earn Series Victory

(Central Islip, N.Y., July 19, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 13-6 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

James Skelton put the Bees on top early with a solo home run to left-center field in the first inning off Ducks starter Matt Larkins. Marc Krauss responded in the bottom of the inning by launching a two-out, three-run homer to right field off Bees starter Brian Dupra.

New Britain closed to within 3-2 in the second on a solo homer to right-center off the bat of Jamar Walton. However, two-out RBI singles by Anthony Vega and Lew Ford in the bottom of the frame pushed Long Island’s advantage to three. Elmer Reyes followed with a two-run blast to left-center in the third that ballooned the lead to 7-2.

The offense continued for the Flock with four runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Vega’s two-run homer to center, a two-run single by Jordan Pacheco and an RBI double by Ford highlighted the scoring.

Larkins (4-6) picked up the win, pitching six innings, allowing six runs on 13 hits while striking out five. Dupra (3-7) suffered the loss, surrendering 11 runs (nine earned) on nine hits and three walks over three and one-third innings with one strikeout. Rob Rogers, Zac Treece and John Lannan each pitched a scoreless inning in relief for Long Island.

Vega led the Flock with four hits, finishing a triple shy of the cycle, and drove in three runs while scoring four times. Reyes and Fehlandt Lentini each had three hits, with Reyes collecting three RBI. Krauss finished with two hits, three RBI, three runs and two walks.

Following a day off, the Ducks will hit the road on Friday to kick off a three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. 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 Left-hander Rafael Perez (6-5, 3.98) gets the start for the Ducks against Barnstormers southpaw Jarret Leverett (5-5, 5.49).

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, July 25 to begin a three-game set against the Sugar Land Skeeters. 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). Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center. Tuesdays are also Two-Fer Tuesdays, and fans purchasing tickets to the game online at or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a special buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max. four total tickets per transaction). 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

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