(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the Road Warriors 10-0 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game series before a past-capacity crowd of 6,307 at Bethpage Ballpark. In the win, John Brownell recorded the 738th strikeout of his Ducks career, moving him into sole possession of first place on the Atlantic League’s all-time strikeouts list.
After Brownell stranded five men on base over the first two innings, David Washington gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead on an RBI single up the middle. One inning later, Jordany Valdespin launched a solo home run to right-center field, and Travis Snider clubbed a two-run homer to right, increasing the advantage to four.
It stayed that way until the sixth inning when an RBI single to right by Ramon Cabrera and a run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Anthony Vega extended the Ducks lead to 6-0. Four more runs in the seventh rounded out the offense for the night. Cabrera’s two-run double to right and Vega’s RBI triple to right center did the damage.
Brownell (8-8) was superb on the mound to earn the win, tossing seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out four. Road Warriors starter Raul Rivera-Alicea (3-11) suffered the loss, conceding six runs on nine hits and a walk over five and one-third innings with four strikeouts. Fernando Abad and Chris Pike each turned in a scoreless inning of relief for Long Island.
Cabrera led the Flock offensively with three hits and three RBIs. Snider chipped in with two hits, two RBIs and two runs.
The Ducks and Road Warriors wrap up their four-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). It’s Jewish Heritage Night at the ballpark, presented by the Chabad of Islip. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Stadium Cups, and there will be Jewish-themed music and promotions throughout the course of the game. Bring out the whole family as well for our Sunday Family Funday activities! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field 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. Left-hander Jake Fisher (5-5, 3.94) gets the ball for the Ducks against Road Warriors southpaw Kelvin Villa (3-8, 5.78).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HEREor downloading the Ducks mobile app. 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.
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