Ducks Stymied by Blue Crabs in Series Finale

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 9-1 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

The Ducks opened the scoring in the second inning on Dioner Navarro’s sacrifice fly to left field off Blue Crabs starter David Wayne Russo. Southern Maryland responded with two runs in the third on Angelys Nina’s RBI double and Ryan Strausborger’s sac fly to right.

Three more runs in the fourth inning off Ducks starter Jake Fisher extended the Blue Crabs lead to 5-1. A two-run home run to left field by Frank Martinez and an RBI single to right field by Strausborger did the damage. Southern Maryland rounded out their scoring with two more runs in the sixth and a pair of runs in the eighth.

Russo (2-4) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing one hit and four walks while striking out five. Fisher (6-6) took the loss, giving up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over five innings with four strikeouts. Carlos Pimentel struck out the side in a 1-2-3 seventh inning for Long Island, while Fernando Abad pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Flock.

Following a day off on Thursday, the Ducks hit the road on Friday for a three-game series against the New Britain Bees. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from New Britain 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

The Ducks return home on Friday, August 24th to kick off a three-game series against the Road Warriors. 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 Quackers, courtesy of Newsday. 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

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