Missed Opportunities Haunt Ducks in Loss

(Lancaster, Pa., June 23, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 3-1 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Game Video: Highlights from Saturday’s ballgame.

The Ducks scored first in the top of the second inning when Emilio Bonifacio drove in Dan Lyons with a base hit. The Barnstormers were able to match in the bottom half of the inning when Vladimir Frias brought home a run with a double to left field.

The score remained the same until the eighth inning when Trayvon Robinson broke the tie with a two-out base hit up the middle. Nate Coronado followed with a triple in the next at-bat to drive in Lancaster’s third run. The Ducks were unable to tie the ballgame late, leaving the tying run at first in the top of the ninth inning.

Scott Shuman (2-0) earned the win in relief, striking out the side in the eighth inning. Jake Fisher (3-2) suffered the loss, yielding three runs on eight hits and a walk over seven and two-thirds innings with eight strikeouts. Matt Reynolds earned his 13th save of the season stranding two runners on base in the ninth inning.

Jordany Valdespin paced the Flock with four hits in the ballgame, reaching base safely in all five plate appearances.

The Ducks and Barnstormers cap off their four-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans 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. Right-hander Jair Jurrjens (3-3, 3.67 ERA) takes the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers lefty Nate Reed (6-1, 3.73 ERA).

Long Island returns home on Monday, June 25 to kick off a four-game series against the York Revolution. 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 Heart Health Night at the ballpark, presented by Northwell Health, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Red T-Shirts. In addition, there will be tables set up along the main concourse behind home plate with information from the hospital about ways to maintain a healthy heart and other services offered. 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.

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 atlanticleague.com.


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