(Central Islip, N.Y., May 23, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Road Warriors 6-3 in 12 innings on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Ducks opened the scoring in the third inning on a two-run single to center field by Travis Snider off Road Warriors starter Brandon Bargas. A wild pitch by Bargas in the fifth scored Jordany Valdespin, increasing the lead to three.
It stayed that way until the top of the ninth when the Road Warriors rallied, scoring three runs on two hits, a walk and a pair of Ducks errors. The teams then exchanged zeroes until the 12th when three more runs came across for the Road Warriors, highlighted by Alfredo Silverio’s go-ahead RBI single.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Ducks starter Bennett Parry fired seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out nine batters. Bargas lasted four and two-thirds innings, yielding three runs on six hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Andrew Johnston (1-1) collected the win after pitching a scoreless 11th inning. Wander Perez (1-1) took the loss, surrendering two runs on two hits in the 12th. William Gabay picked up his second save with a scoreless bottom of the 12th, striking out the side.
Snider, Cody Puckett and Wilkin Castillo each had two hits to pace the offense.
The Ducks and Road Warriors wrap up their three-game set on Thursday 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). It’s “Bark in the Park” Night at the ballpark, presented by Long Island Veterinary Specialists, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Insulate Tote Bags. CLICK HERE for information on how to purchase a Pooch Pass and bring your dog to the ballpark. In addition, the U.S. Open Championship Trophy Tour, powered by Lexus, will be making another visit to the ballpark. Fans can get their picture taken with the famous professional golf trophy inside the ballpark. Left-hander Jake Fisher (2-0, 2.42) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Road Warriors righty Felix Baez-Pool (1-3, 6.05).
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.
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