Late Offense Falls Short for Long Island

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 30, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Road Warriors 5-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Both teams exchanged zeroes until the third inning when the Road Warriors plated three runs off Ducks starter John Brownell. An RBI double by Edwin Gomez and a two-run error off the bat of Jose Julio-Ruiz did the damage.

Long Island trimmed the deficit to 3-1 in the sixth on a two-out RBI single up the middle by Travis Snider off Road Warriors starter Mike Lee. However, Alfredo Silverio’s RBI triple and Osvaldo Martinez’s RBI single in the seventh pushed the visitor’s lead to four.

Snider closed the gap to 5-2 in the ninth with a leadoff solo homer to right-center. However, the Ducks could not pull even.

Lee (1-3) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits while striking out 11. Brownell (3-7) took the loss, conceding three runs (two earned) on three hits over three and two-thirds innings while striking out six.

Snider and Lew Ford led the Flock with two hits apiece. Jordany Valdespin earned a single and a walk to extend his on-base streak to 24 consecutive games, tying him with Lancaster’s Blake Gailen for the longest on-base streak in the Atlantic League this season.

The Ducks and Road Warriors wrap up their three-game set on Sunday evening. Game time is slated for 5:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 4:05 (3:50 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Action Posters, courtesy of Strength Heals. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 4:20 to 4:35. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Lee Sosa (0-0, 3.97) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Road Warriors righty Brandon Bargas (0-4, 6.61).

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 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

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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