(New Britain, Conn., Aug. 19, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 10-2 on Sunday evening in the finale of a three-game series at New Britain Stadium.
GAME VIDEO: Check out the highlights from the series finale.
The Bees struck first in the very first inning with a two-out two-run homer off the bat of Matt Tuiasosopo. An RBI single by James Skelton in the third inning, and a two-run homer from Joe Poletsky in the fourth put the Ducks in a 5-0 hole.
The Ducks cut into the lead in the top of the fifth, when David Washington sent a lead-off home run over the right-field wall. Jovan Rosa of the Bees matched Washington with a solo shot in the sixth to push the score to 6-1.
An RBI double by Taylor Ard in the eighth inning made the score 6-2, but that was as close as the Ducks would get. New Britain scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning. Jamar Walton’s two-run triple, and RBI singles by Jonathan Galvez and Vicente Conde did the damage.
Matt Larkins (6-4) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out five. Mark Hamburger (9-8) earned the win, pitching six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk, adding three punchouts. Jose Cuas struck out the side in order in an inning of relief.
Lew Ford paced the Flock with two hits.
The Ducks head down to Southern Maryland for a three-game series against the Blue Crabs Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Regency Furniture 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 LIDucks.com. Left-hander Jake Fisher (6-3, 3.93) gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs southpaw David Wayne Russo (2-4, 4.83).
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 www.liducks.com.
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