NY Sports Day

Lyons Claims Team Record as Ducks Complete 6-1 Homestand

Long Island Ducks

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Road Warriors 12-3 on Sunday evening in the finale of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark. Sunday also marked the 864th game played with the Ducks for shortstop Dan Lyons, moving him past Ray Navarrete for the most games played in franchise history.

The Road Warriors struck first, as Geraldo Valentin lifted a two-run home run to left field in the second inning off Ducks starter Jake Fisher. Long Island responded with a six-run third inning against Road Warriors starter Kelvin Villa to take a 6-2 lead. David Washington’s two-run single to right field, an RBI single to left-center by Cody Puckett and a two-out, three-run homer to left by Dan Lyons did the damage.

Dioner Navarro connected for a two-out RBI single in the fourth, extending the Ducks advantage to five. A sac fly off the bat of Daniel Aldrich in the fifth trimmed the Road Warriors deficit to 7-3. However, a five-run bottom of the eighth for the Flock put the game out of reach. A bases loaded walk to Travis Snider and a grand slam to left-center by Washington rounded out the scoring.

Fisher (6-5) earned the win, tossing eight innings of three-run ball, allowing eight hits and a walk while striking out six. Villa (3-9) took the loss, surrendering six runs on six hits and four walks in three innings with five strikeouts. Jose Cuas pitched a scoreless ninth inning to seal the victory.

Washington led the Flock with two hits, six RBIs and two runs scored. Lyons chipped in with two hits, three RBIs and a pair of runs.

The Ducks hit the road on Monday for a three-game series in Bridgewater, N.J. against the Somerset Patriots. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. 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 Chris Pike (0-0, 9.00) gets the start for the Ducks against Patriots southpaw Duane Below (6-3, 3.90).

Long Island returns home on Thursday, August 9, to open a four-game series with 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). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Can Koozies, courtesy of the YMCA of Long Island. It’s also a Thirsty Thursday! The Duck Club Restaurant/Bar, normally reserved for VIP/season ticket holders, will be open to all fans to enjoy. The bar will feature drink specials, including half price domestics, while the restaurant will offer special menu selections. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HERE or downloading the Ducks mobile app.

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 www.atlanticleague.com.

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