(Lancaster, Pa., July 22, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 5-1 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Long Island opened the scoring in the second inning on an RBI single to center field by Dan Lyons off of Barnstormers starter Rommie Lewis. Two more runs in the third on an opposite-field two-run home run by Jordan Pacheco extended the lead to 3-0.
Marc Krauss joined the homer party in the fifth with a towering solo blast that cleared the picnic tables in right. Lancaster got on the scoreboard in the sixth courtesy of a two-out RBI single to right by Cole Garner off of Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady. However, a two-out RBI single up the middle by Anthony Vega in the ninth put the game out of reach.
O’Grady (5-6) earned the victory, pitching six innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits while striking out two. Lewis (5-7) took the loss, yielding four runs on 11 hits and three walks in six innings with three strikeouts. Jake Dunning, Amalio Diaz and David Aardsma combined to pitch three scoreless innings of relief for the Ducks, allowing just one walk while striking out five batters.
Delta Cleary Jr. led the Flock with three hits, while Pacheco, Krauss, Lyons and Angelo Songco each added two. Pacheco also drove in two runs and scored one.
The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 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 LIDucks.com. Right-hander John Brownell (7-1, 2.95) takes the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Brad Bergesen (5-6, 4.22).
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 LIDucks.com 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 www.liducks.com.
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