(New Britain, Conn., June 5, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 5-2 on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series at New Britain Stadium.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on Daniel Fields’ leadoff solo home run to right-center field off Bees starter Rainy Lara. David Washington’s two-out, two-run blast to center in the fourth increased the advantage to three.
The longballs kept coming in the sixth, as L.J. Mazzilli swatted a one-out solo homer to left-center to make it a 4-0 ballgame. New Britain plated two in the bottom of the frame on a two-out, two-run single to right by Alejandro De Aza off Ducks starter Joe Iorio. However, Washington’s second homer of the night, a leadoff solo blast to right in the seventh, rounded out the scoring.
Iorio (2-0) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out three. Lara (4-2) suffered the loss, surrendering five runs on five hits and two walks over six and one-third innings with one strikeout. Enrique Burgos pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out two, to earn his fourth save of the season.
Washington led the Flock offensively with two homers, three RBIs and two runs, while Fields added two hits and a walk.
The Ducks and Bees wrap up their four-game set on Thursday night. 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 video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com, Facebook Live and the Ducks official YouTube channel. Left-hander Sean Nolin (5-0, 1.29) gets the ball for the Ducks against Bees righty Kyle Simon (0-2, 6.94).
Long Island returns home on Friday, June 7, to begin a three-game weekend series against the High Point Rockers. 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 will be a Flashback Friday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to enjoy 2000 season pricing ($8/$9) on select Ducks individual game tickets purchased via the team’s in-game vendors (restrictions apply). 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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