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EARLY OFFENSE HOLDS UP AS DUCKS SWAT SKEETERS

Three-run first inning proves to be enough for Long Island in Sugar Land
 

(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 13, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-2 on Thursday night in the third game of a six-game series at Constellation Field.


The Ducks erupted for three runs in the first inning off Skeeters starter Konner Wade, sending eight men to the plate. Run-scoring errors off the bats of Daniel Fields and Ramon Cabrera, along with an RBI single by Miles Williams, did the damage. Sugar Land closed to within 3-1 in the bottom of the first when Derek Norris walked and came home on a single by Juan Silverio coupled with a fielding error.

Long Island got the run right back in the second inning, as a solo home run to right-center by Fields made it a 4-1 ballgame. Albert Cordero went deep to left field in the fourth off Ducks starter Jake Fisher, trimming the Ducks lead to two. Sugar Land brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh and eighth innings and put the tying runs in scoring position in the ninth. However, the Skeeters were unable to even the score.

Fisher (8-7) earned the win, tossing six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out five. Wade (8-6) took the loss, giving up four runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk over six innings with five strikeouts. Francisco Rodriguez collected his 27th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two, including Anthony Giansanti to end the game.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their six-game series on Friday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. CDT at Constellation Field. Fans 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. Right-hander Dennis O’Grady (6-3, 3.75) gets the start for the Ducks against Skeeters southpaw James Russell (8-4, 2.43).

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 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 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.

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

 

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Game Date: 09/13/2018
Long Island Ducks  4 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Silva, R 2B         4  1  1  0  .262  Barnes, B LF        3  0  0  0  .252
Fields, D CF        3  2  1  1  .262  Giansanti, A CF     5  0  1  0  .293
Ford, L DH          3  1  0  0  .297  Norris, D 1B        2  1  0  0  .258
Ard, T 3B           4  0  0  0  .277  Silverio, J 3B      4  0  1  0  .319
Washington, D 1B    4  0  0  0  .227  Chavez, M DH        4  0  0  0  .321
Cabrera, R C        4  0  0  0  .260  Cordero, A C        3  1  1  1  .292
Williams, M RF      2  0  1  1  .262  Phipps, D RF        4  0  1  0  .267
Vega, A LF          3  0  0  0  .169  Thomas, T 2B        4  0  0  0  .091
Puckett, C SS       3  0  0  0  .223  Rondon, A SS        4  0  2  0  .276
                   30  4  3  2                           33  2  6  1

L Island             3 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  4  3  1
Sugar Land           1 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  6  2
HR--Fields, D CF (9), Cordero, A C (12). RBI--Fields, D CF (39), Williams,
M RF (13), TOTALS  2 (0), Cordero, A C (63), TOTALS (0). HP--Ford, L DH
(6). SB--Barnes, B LF 2 (24), Rondon, A SS 2 (35). E--Norris, D 1B (6),
Rondon, A SS (25). 
LOB--L Island 2, Sugar Land 9. DP--A. Rondon(SS) - T. Thomas(2B) - D.
Norris(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Fisher, J (W,8-7)               6.0   4   2   1   3   5   1    3.92
Abad, F                         1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    0.51
Ondrusek, L                     1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    1.27
Rodriguez, F (S,27)             1.0   1   0   0   1   2   0    2.59
                                9     6   2   1   5  11   1
 Sugar Land
Wade, K (L,8-6)                 6.0   3   4   1   1   5   1    3.10
Haynes, M                       1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    2.08
De Leon, J                      1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
Machi, J                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.89
                                9     3   4   1   2   8   1
HB--Wade, K (4). SO--Silva, R, Ford, L, Ard, T 2, Washington, D 3, Puckett,
C, Giansanti, A 2, Silverio, J 2, Chavez, M 2, Cordero, A, Thomas, T 4.
BB--Fields, D, Williams, M, Barnes, B 2, Norris, D 2, Cordero, A.
BF--Fisher, J 25 (565), Abad, F 4 (74), Ondrusek, L 4 (88), Rodriguez, F 5
(175), Wade, K 24 (551), Haynes, M 3 (85), De Leon, J 3 (3), Machi, J 3
(81). P-S--Fisher, J 105-61, Abad, F 12-9, Ondrusek, L 14-10, Rodriguez, F
18-11, Wade, K 80-51, Haynes, M 15-8, De Leon, J 13-9, Machi, J 5-4. 
T--2:53.  A--3725

Weather: 85 Degrees; Mostly Cloudy
Plate Umpire - Ken Leventhal, Field Umpire #1 - 1B: Andrew Larkin, Field Umpire #2 - 3B: Sal Loya