Early Lead Escapes Ducks Late in Series Finale

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 17, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

The Ducks opened up the scoring with a three-run third inning. Travis Snider’s RBI double and a two-run double by Ramon Cabrera highlighted the inning.

It stayed that way until the top of the eighth inning when four runs scored for the Barnstormers to put them in front. Blake Gailen’s RBI single, a run-scoring passed ball and a two-run double by Nate Coronado did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Bennett Parry tossed six shutout innings for Long Island, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out six. Jonathan Albaladejo pitched six innings for Lancaster, yielding three runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout. Matt Marksberry (1-1) collected the win after pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Ashur Tolliver (0-2) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning. Matt Reynolds picked up his 12th save with a scoreless ninth.

Snider, Jordany Valdespin and Daniel Fields each had two hits for the Flock.

The Ducks continue their homestand on Monday night when they open a three-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. 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 a Military Monday! As a thank you to the men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to keep us safe, active military members (with valid military ID) will receive a special $7 ticket offer when purchasing tickets to the game at the Bethpage Ballpark box office (subject to availability). Left-hander Jake Fisher (2-1, 3.80) gets the start for the Ducks against Skeeters southpaw Ben Griset.

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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