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DUCKS BLANK BEES TO EVEN SERIES

Matt Larkins turns in fourth complete game, third shutout of season

(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 2, 2017) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 2-0 in a rain-shortened contest on Saturday night, the second game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Highlights from the Ducks victory on Saturday night

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Matt Larkins and Angelo Songco talk about the game

Long Island opened the scoring in the first inning against Bees starter Jonathan Pettibone. Following a walk by Delta Cleary Jr. and a single by Marc Krauss, Angelo Songco delivered a two-out RBI single up the middle for the game’s first run.

The Ducks doubled their lead in the fourth. After Giovanny Alfonzo reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on a wild pitch, Dan Lyons drove him home with a two-out RBI single to left field. Both sides were retired in order in the fifth inning before inclement weather forced the game to be called following a 38-minute rain delay.

Ducks starter Matt Larkins (9-6) earned the win, tossing five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Pettibone (2-7) took the loss, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks over four innings with two strikeouts.

Lyons led the Flock with his RBI single and a walk.

The Ducks and Bees continue their four-game series on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s Veterans Appreciation Day at the ballpark, and veteran groups in attendance will be lining up along the first and third base lines during the National Anthem, as the Ducks recognize their service to our country. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home Team Photos, courtesy of the Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association. It's also a Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Matt Marsh (0-0, 0.00) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bees righty Nate Roe (5-6, 3.92).

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. 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 37 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: 09/02/2017
New Britain Bees  0 AT Long Island Ducks  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
N Britain          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Skelton, J C        2  0  0  0  .264  Hinshaw, J RF       3  0  0  0  .335
Crouse, M CF        3  0  0  0  .265  Cleary Jr., D CF    2  1  0  0  .275
Rosa, J 3B          2  0  1  0  .309  Ford, L LF          3  0  0  0  .282
Maddox, C DH        2  0  1  0  .265  Krauss, M 1B        3  0  1  0  .290
Griffin, J 1B       2  0  0  0  .265  Songco, A DH        2  0  1  1  .258
Walton, J RF        2  0  0  0  .288  Gotay, R 3B         2  0  1  0  .270
Bierfeldt, C LF     1  0  1  0  .229  Burg, A C           2  0  1  0  .218
McGuiggan, J 2B     2  0  0  0  .178  Alfonzo, G 2B       2  1  1  0  .297
Baca, M SS          2  0  0  0  .198  Lyons, D SS         1  0  1  1  .261
                   18  0  3  0                           20  2  6  2

N Britain            0 0 0   0 0 -  0  3  0
L Island             1 0 0   1 0 -  2  6  0
2B--Maddox, C DH (31). RBI--Songco, A DH (70), Lyons, D SS (36), TOTALS  2
(0). SB--Alfonzo, G 2B (6). 
LOB--N Britain 5, L Island 5. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 N Britain
Pettibone, J (L,2-7)            4.0   6   2   2   2   2   0    4.75
Shimo, B                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.43
                                5     6   2   2   2   2   0
 L Island
Larkins, M (W,9-6)              5.0   3   0   0   2   6   0    3.56
                                5     3   0   0   2   6   0
WP--Pettibone, J (6). SO--Crouse, M 2, Maddox, C, Walton, J, McGuiggan, J,
Baca, M, Hinshaw, J, Songco, A. BB--Skelton, J, Bierfeldt, C, Cleary Jr.,
D, Lyons, D. BF--Pettibone, J 19 (422), Shimo, B 3 (274), Larkins, M 20
(601). P-S--Pettibone, J 91-54, Shimo, B 11-7, Larkins, M 83-54. 
T--1:49.  A--5748
Rain delay of 38 minutes between the fifth and sixth inning before the game
was called due to inclement weather

Plate Umpire - Silvio Martinez, Field Umpire #1 - Fred DeJesus, Field Umpire #2 - Jorge Teran