(Lancaster, Pa., June 24, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Both teams were held off the scoreboard until the eighth inning. Anderson De La Rosa reached on a fielding error, stole second base, then scored on an RBI double off the bat of Tyler Bortnick. The Ducks were unable to tie the ballgame in the top of the ninth, going down in order.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Jair Jurrjens left the game with two outs in the second inning with an apparent injury after retiring the first five batters in order. Nate Reed went five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and walking five while striking out five.
Kevin Munson (3-1) earned the win, retiring the side in order in the ninth inning. Colton Murray (0-1) suffered the loss, pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing an unearned run. Matt Reynolds converted his 14th save of the season with a one-two-three ninth inning.
Cody Puckett paced the flock with a pair of hits in the ballgame.
Long Island returns home tomorrow night 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. Right-hander John Brownell (3-6, 4.66 ERA) takes the mound for the Ducks against Revolution righty Mitch Atkins (6-1, 5.64 ERA).
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. Fans unable to make it to 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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