(Sugar Land, Texas, May 31, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 1-0 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series at Constellation Field.
Neither side dented home plate until the bottom of the sixth inning. Matt Chavez’s two-out RBI single up the middle scored Derek Norris for the lone run of the ballgame.
Skeeters starter Casey Coleman did not factor into the decision but pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks with three strikeouts. James Russell (1-0) picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief, yielding two hits while striking out two. Ducks starter Jake Fisher (2-1) took the hard-luck loss, conceding just one run on six hits and two walks over six innings while striking out seven. Felipe Paulino collected his ninth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
The Ducks return home on Friday to begin a three-game series with the New Britain Bees. 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). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Black Duffel Bags, courtesy of Fairfield Properties. It’s also a Bowlero Friday! As fans exit the ballpark following the game, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a special “buy one game of bowling, get one free” offer, courtesy of Bowlero. In addition, the Red Robin K-Man promotion will be taking place! A Bees player will be designated as the K-Man for the game, and if he strikes out, all fans in a lucky section of the ballpark will win a “buy one entree, get one half off” discount, courtesy of Red Robin. Right-hander John Brownell (2-3, 4.55) gets the start for the Ducks against Bees righty Kyle Simon (2-2, 3.30).
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.