(New Britain, Conn., June 6, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the New Britain Bees 7-0 on Thursday night in the finale of a four-game series at New Britain Stadium.
Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Kirk Nieuwenhuis scored on an error and Daniel Fields dunked an RBI single into left field. A sacrifice fly to right by L.J. Mazzilli in the third increased the advantage to three.
It stayed that way until the sixth with the Ducks doubled their lead to 6-0 thanks to four consecutive two-out hits. A two-run home run to right by David Washington and an RBI double to right by Rando Moreno did the damage. Matt den Dekker’s sac fly to center in the seventh rounded out the scoring.
Ducks starter Sean Nolin (6-0) earned the win, firing six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Bees starter Kyle Simon (0-3) took the loss, yielding six runs on seven hits in five and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts. Alex Katz tossed two scoreless innings of relief for the Ducks, while Tanner Scheppers added a scoreless ninth.
Nieuwenhuis led the Flock offensively with three hits and two runs scored, while Washington added two RBIs and two runs.
The Ducks return home on Friday night 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. Left-hander Jake Fisher (2-4, 5.68) gets the start for the Ducks against Rockers righty Stephen Johnson (3-1, 4.05).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game 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.
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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