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FERRY CUP RETURNS TO LONG ISLAND

Ducks claim season series against cross-sound rival Bluefish

(Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 5, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 6-2 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. With the victory, the Ducks clinched the 2016 Ferry Cup title, their fifth series win all-time since its inception in 2009.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the Ferry Cup clinching win

Bridgeport opened the scoring with two runs in the first inning against Ducks starter Eury De La Rosa. Endy Chavez’s RBI triple and a sacrifice fly on right off the bat of Jose Cuevas did the damage. Long Island closed to within one in the second on a sac fly to right from Ruben Gotay off Bluefish starter David Kubiak.

Two more runs in the third on RBI singles by Delta Cleary Jr. and Dan Lyons gave the Ducks their first lead of the night. Gotay extended the lead to 6-2 in the sixth with a towering three-run home run to right-center.

De La Rosa (3-3) earned the win, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out six. Kubiak (4-3) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings.

Lyons led the Flock with three hits, while Gotay drove in four runs.

The Ducks and Bluefish continue their three-game set on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:12 p.m. from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming audio will also be available online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Bobby Blevins takes the mound for the Ducks against Bluefish righty Blake Beaven.

Long Island returns home on Monday, August 8 to open up a four-game series against the Patriots. 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 LaVida Massage Monday at the ballpark! Free massages will be available on the concourse during the game, and one lucky fan will also go home with a special massage package, courtesy of LaVida Massage of Smithtown, the official massage therapy and skin care center of the Ducks. Tickets to the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark 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.

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 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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Game Date: 08/05/2016
Long Island Ducks  6 AT Bridgeport Bluefish  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  1  1  0  .274  Hernandez, L SS     4  1  2  0  .293
Lentini, F RF       4  1  1  0  .309  Chavez, E CF        2  1  1  1  .317
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  1  1  .320  Dotel, W RF         4  0  0  0  .326
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  0  0  .277  Cuevas, J DH        2  0  0  1  .280
Lyons, D SS         4  2  3  1  .295  Burroughs, S 1B     4  0  1  0  .282
Minicozzi, M DH     3  1  1  0  .351  Galvez, J LF        1  0  1  0  .307
Colvin, T 1B        3  0  0  0  .212   Giansanti, A LF    3  0  0  0  .241
Gotay, R 2B         3  1  1  4  .293  Nina, A 3B          4  0  0  0  .226
Dowd, M C           3  0  0  0  .300  Nunez, L 2B         4  0  1  0  .229
                                      David, C C          3  0  0  0  .233
                   32  6  8  6                           31  2  6  2

L Island             0 1 2   0 0 3   0 0 0 -  6  8  2
Bridgeport           2 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  6  0
2B--Vega, A LF (13). 3B--Chavez, E CF (1). HR--Gotay, R 2B (6). RBI--Cleary
Jr., D CF (33), Lyons, D SS (38), Gotay, R 2B  4 (36), TOTALS  6 (0),
Chavez, E CF (22), Cuevas, J DH (51), TOTALS  2 (0). HP--Vega, A LF (7).
SF--Gotay, R 2B (3), Cuevas, J DH (8). SB--Galvez, J LF (7). E--Cleary Jr.,
D CF (2), Lyons, D SS (8). 
LOB--L Island 4, Bridgeport 6. DP--T. Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
De La Rosa, E (W,3-3)           5.0   5   2   2   1   6   0    2.79
Burawa, D                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.13
Shuman, S                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.97
Diaz, A                         1.0   1   0   0   2   1   0    2.10
Struck, N                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.45
                                9     6   2   2   3   8   0
 Bridgeport
Kubiak, D (L,4-3)               5.2   8   6   6   3   6   1    3.12
Iannazzo, M                     1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    7.08
Church, J                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Gervacio, S                     1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
                                9     8   6   6   3   7   1
PB--David, C. HB--Kubiak, D (2). SO--Vega, A, Lentini, F, Cleary Jr., D,
Minicozzi, M 2, Colvin, T 2, Hernandez, L, Dotel, W 2, Giansanti, A 2,
Nina, A 2, David, C. BB--Minicozzi, M, Colvin, T, Dowd, M, Chavez, E 2,
Cuevas, J. BF--De La Rosa, E 21 (173), Burawa, D 3 (28), Shuman, S 3 (27),
Diaz, A 5 (146), Struck, N 3 (120), Kubiak, D 27 (215), Iannazzo, M 4 (98),
Church, J 3 (29), Gervacio, S 3 (42). P-S--De La Rosa, E 78-54, Burawa, D
12-8, Shuman, S 18-12, Diaz, A 20-12, Struck, N 13-7, Kubiak, D 108-66,
Iannazzo, M 10-6, Church, J 15-9, Gervacio, S 10-7. 
T--2:38.  A--4267
Roger Clemens Guest MGR For Bridgeport

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