Dunning Deals Ducks to Series-Opening Win

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 15, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Road Warriors 3-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

The Road Warriors opened the scoring in the first inning on an RBI single by Ryde Rodriguez off Ducks starter Jake Dunning. The Ducks answered in the third, as Emilio Bonifacio’s run-scoring groundout evened the score at one. A sacrifice fly off the bat of Dan Lyons one inning later put Long Island in front, 2-1.

David Washington increased the lead to two in the seventh with a two-out RBI single to right. Anthony Ray’s run-scoring single the eighth closed the gap to 3-2. The Road Warriors then put two runners on with one out in the ninth, but a double play grounder by Edwin Gomez ended the ballgame.

Dunning (1-1) earned the win, tossing five innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out two. Villa (0-1) took the loss, yielding two runs on nine hits and two walks in five and one-third innings with five strikeouts. Francisco Rodriguez earned his third save as a Duck with a scoreless ninth.

Cody Puckett and Daniel Fields each had three hits to lead the Flock.

The Ducks and Road Warriors continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. 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. It’s also a Waddle In Wednesday! During the game, a special item in the Waddle In Shop will be available at a 20% discount! This week’s selected item will be announced the morning of the game on LIDucks.com and during the game inside the ballpark. Right-hander Matt Larkins (0-0, 4.50) takes the mound for the Ducks against Road Warriors lefty Giovanni Soto (0-0, 4.72).

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.

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



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