Fisher, Five-Run Frame Lead Flock Past Skeeters

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 18, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-0 on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

All of Long Island’s offense came in the bottom of the third inning against Skeeters starter Ben Griset. Following an inning-opening error, Emilio Bonifacio drove a two-run triple to right field, Lew Ford brought in a run with a groundout and Taylor Ard capped the inning with a two-run home run to left-center field.

Meanwhile, Ducks starter Jake Fisher (3-1) was superb on the mound to earn the win. The lefty tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four singles and two walks while striking out seven batters. He threw 103 pitches in the outing, 68 of which were strikes (66%).

Griset (2-2) took the loss, allowing five runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk in three innings with two strikeouts. Colton Murray pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the Ducks, striking out the side, and Carlos Pimentel ended the game with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Bonifacio led the Flock offensively with three hits, two RBIs and a run. Ard added two hits, two RBIs and a run.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their three-game set on Tuesday 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 another Two-Fer Tuesday! Fans purchasing tickets to the game online at or via the Ducks mobile app can receive a special buy one, get one free offer by entering the promo code “BOGO” at checkout (max. four total tickets per transaction). Right-hander Jair Jurrjens (3-2, 3.34) takes the mound for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Dallas Beeler (3-1, 1.89).

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

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

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