Long Island Stymied By Bridgeport

(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 4-0 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Ozney Guillen opened the scoring in the second inning with a two-out, two-run single to left field off Ducks starter Bruce Kern. Bridgeport added a third run in the fourth when Andrew Lambo scored from third base on a double play ball.

It stayed 3-0 until to the top of the eighth when a two-out RBI single to center by Lambo plated Bridgeport’s fourth run.

Bluefish starter Dominic Severino (1-0) earned the win, pitching five scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out seven. Kern (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs on three hits with one strikeout in one and two-thirds innings. Five Ducks relievers combined to allow just two runs and strike out seven batters over seven and two-thirds innings of work.

The Ducks and Bluefish wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s Fan Appreciation Day at the ballpark, featuring the Great Gift Card Giveaway. Every inning, the Ducks will select a lucky seat throughout the ballpark. The fan holding the ticket to that seat will win a $100 gift card to a select Long Island restaurant, courtesy of Pepsi. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Jake Dunning (2-2, 3.92) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bluefish righty Charles Brewer (8-6, 4.23).

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.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 37 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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