Ducks Silence Bees to Even Up Series

(New Britain, Conn., Aug. 18, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 3-0 on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series at New Britain Stadium.

GAME VIDEO: Check out the highlights from tonight’s shutout!

Miles Williams opened the scoring in the second inning with his second home run in as many games. He was quickly followed by Dioner Navarro, who hit his first home run as a Duck in the third inning to give Long Island a 2-0 lead.

The Ducks finalized their scoring in the sixth inning when Daniel Fields doubled and later scored on a passed ball. Fernando Abad and Logan Ondrusek each pitched scoreless innings of relief to keep the Ducks ahead. Francisco Rodriguez shut the door with a scoreless ninth.

Hector Silvestre (1-0) picked up the win, dealing six shutout frames, allowing just five hits and two walks, striking out two. Chris Reed (0-2) took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits over three innings of work, striking out four. Rodriguez earned his 23rd save with a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two.

Navarro paced the Flock with two hits, including his solo home run.

The Ducks conclude their three-game series against the New Britain Bees Sunday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 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 Right-hander Matt Larkins (6-3, 3.93) gets the start for the Ducks against Bees righty Mark Hamburger (8-8, 4.65).

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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