(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 5, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 4-3 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
New Britain opened the scoring in the second inning on a sacrifice fly to center field by Jonathan Galvez. Long Island answered in the fourth, as Taylor Ard’s solo home run to left field and Ramon Cabrera’s solo homer to right-center off Bees starter Devin Burke put the Ducks in front 2-1.
The Bees took the lead back for good with a three-run sixth against Ducks starter Lorenzo Barcelo. Jason Rogers’ RBI single to left and Angelo Songco’s two-run homer to right did the damage. Another solo home run, this time by David Washington in the bottom of the sixth, closed the gap to 4-3.
Long Island put the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the eighth and ninth innings but could not pull even.
Burke (4-2) picked up the win, tossing six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five. Barcelo (2-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings while striking out five. Evan Scribner collected his 22nd save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.
Washington led the Flock offensively with a pair of hits.
The Ducks and Bees wrap up their three-game set on Thursday night. 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). It’s a Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark. The Duck Club restaurant/bar, normally reserved for VIP/season ticket holders, will be open for all fans to enjoy. There will be both food and drink specials available, including half price domestics. Right-hander Matt Larkins (7-5, 4.72) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bees righty Brandon Beachy (0-1, 4.66).
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. 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.
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.