(Central Islip, N.Y., May 12, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 6-0 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Jake Fisher (2-0) was the story on the mound, as he earned his second win over the season. The left-hander fired eight scoreless innings, allowing just six hits, only one of which was an extra-base hit. He did not walk a batter and struck out 10, his most in a single game as a member of the Ducks (regular season or playoffs). He threw 103 pitches in the outing, 75 of which were strikes.
The Ducks gave Fisher an early 2-0 lead in the third inning on Jordany Valdespin’s RBI single and a double play ball that scored Alec Sole. It stayed that way until the seventh when four more runs came across for Long Island. A two-run single to center field by Emilio Bonifacio and a two-run single to left by Lew Ford did the damage.
Skeeters starter Tyler Badamo (1-2) took the loss, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over four and two-thirds innings while striking out three. Matt Marsh pitched the final inning for the Ducks, striking out the side.
Valdespin had two hits, an RBI and a run to lead the Flock, while Sole and Wilkin Castillo each scored twice.
The Ducks and Skeeters 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). Celebrate Mother’s Day with the entire family at the ballpark! The Ducks will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, and fans can purchase a special ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and access to the all-you-can-eat brunch in the picnic area. CLICK HERE for all the details. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with Ducks players and coaches. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander John Brownell (1-1, 5.90) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Skeeters southpaw Ben Griset (1-0, 0.93).
Tickets to the game, and all 2018 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 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 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.
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