(High Point, N.C., May 22, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the High Point Rockers 7-0 on Wednesday morning in the middle game of a three-game series at BB&T Point.
The Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 lead with single runs in the second and third innings off Rockers starter Stephen Johnson. An RBI single to right field by David Washington and an RBI double down the left field line by L.J. Mazilli highlighted the scoring.
It stayed that way until the sixth inning when an RBI single up the middle from Rando Moreno increased Long Island’s lead to three. A four-run seventh for the Flock rounded out the scoring on the day at 7-0. Matt den Dekker’s RBI double to right, a sacrifice fly to left off the bat of Washington and a two-run home run to right by Ramon Cabrera did the damage.
Ducks starter Sean Nolin (4-0) was outstanding on the mound to earn the win, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The southpaw tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four batters. Johnson (2-1) took the loss, yielding three runs (two earned) on 10 hits over five and one-third innings with two strikeouts. Vin Mazzaro and George Kontos each pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the Ducks.
Washington led the Flock with three hits, two RBIs and a run. Cabrera added two hits, two RBIs and a run, while Mazzilli, Moreno and Lew Ford each added two hits.
The Ducks and Rockers wrap up their three-game set on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from BB&T Point. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com, Facebook Live and the Ducks official YouTube channel. Right-hander Alec Asher (1-0, 4.00 ERA) toes the rubber for the Ducks.
Long Island returns home on Friday, May 24, to open a three-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular. In addition, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a free regular sub (no purchase necessary) and $2 off any size sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs to fans as they exit the ballpark. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.
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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