(Central Islip, N.Y., July 25, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 6-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
An RBI single by Travis Scott in the first inning off Ducks starter Henderson Alvarez gave the Skeeters an early 1-0 lead. Alex Burg tied the game in the bottom of the second with a towering solo home run to left-center field off Sugar Land starter Brett Marshall.
Long Island took the lead in the fourth with a three-run, three-hit frame. A two-run homer to right by Marc Krauss and a sacrifice fly to right off the bat of Giovanny Alfonzo put the Flock ahead 4-1. Angelo Songco rounded out the scoring in the eighth with a two-run blast over the wall in right.
Alvarez did not factor into the decision. He pitched four innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits with a strikeout. Alfredo Simon (1-2) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief, giving up just one hit while striking out four. Marshall (6-6) took the loss, yielding four runs on five hits and four walks over six innings with four strikeouts. Amalio Diaz and David Aardsma each pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the Ducks.
Krauss, Burg and Jordan Pacheco each had two hits to pace the Flock offensively.
The Ducks and Skeeters continue their three-game set on Wednesday morning. Game time is slated for 11:05 a.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 10:05 (9:50 for full season ticket holders). It’s our annual Camp Day at the ballpark, with this mid-week matinee featuring a special early start time. It’s also a Waddle In Wednesday, and during the game, a special item in the Waddle In Shop will be available at a 20% discount all game long! Right-hander Matt Larkins (4-6, 4.27) takes the mound for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Bobby Blevins (4-6, 5.30).
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. Those unable to make the game 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.
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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