(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 8-2 on Monday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
New Britain took advantage of a first inning error and plated a run on a two-out RBI double by Jon Griffin. Three more runs in the second on a solo home run to left field by Conor Bierfeldt and a two-run homer to center by Michael Crouse off Ducks starter Jake Dunning extended the lead to four.
The Ducks got on the scoreboard in the second when Ruben Gotay crushed a solo homer to left off Bees starter Greg Nappo. However, a two-out, three-run home run to right by Jamar Walton in the fifth pushed their advantage to 7-1.
Angelo Songco gave Long Island its second homer of the day with a solo blast to right-center in the sixth. New Britain rounded out the scoring in the ninth on Nick Murphy’s RBI single to center.
Nappo (3-1) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out eight. Dunning (2-2) took the loss, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over five innings.
Songco and Alex Burg each had two hits to lead the Flock.
The Ducks hit the road on Tuesday to open a three-game series against the York Revolution. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. 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 (9-4, 3.52) gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution righty Victor Mateo (6-8, 4.26).
Long Island returns home on Friday, September 8 to begin a three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish, the final homestand of the regular season. 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 Back to School Night at the ballpark, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Notebooks, courtesy of Long Island Teachers. It’s also a Fowl Pole Friday, and if a select Ducks player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during the game, one lucky fan will win $50,000. In addition, a Bluefish player will be selected as the Pizza Hut K-Man of the game. If that player strikes out, fans will receive a special offer for a FREE 1-Topping Personal Pizza at a participating Pizza Hut location. 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.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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