Ducks Drop Series Opener in Lancaster

(Lancaster, Pa., July 21, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-1 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Lancaster plated three runs in the second inning against Ducks starter Rafael Perez. Cole Garner’s solo home run to center field, an RBI double by Anderson De La Rosa and an RBI single by Beau Amaral did the damage.

Long Island cracked the scoreboard in the fourth when Jordan Pacheco hit an opposite-field solo homer to right off Barnstormers starter Jarret Leverett. However, another RBI double by De La Rosa in the bottom of the inning made it a 4-1 game. Rico Noel rounded out the scoring with a solo homer to right in the seventh.

Leverett (6-5) earned the win with six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out two. Perez (6-6) took the loss, yielding four runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings with two strikeouts.

Pacheco led the Flock offensively with three hits.

The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their three-game set on Saturday night. 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 Right-hander Dennis O’Grady (4-6, 5.01) takes the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers southpaw Rommie Lewis (5-6, 5.63).

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

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) 

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