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DUCKS OFFENSE STYMIED IN SUGAR LAND

Pair of Skeeters homers help hosts claim pitcher’s duel
 

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 14, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 3-1 on Friday night in the fourth game of a six-game series at Constellation Field.

Sugar Land opened up the scoring in the first inning when Derek Norris drew a two-out walk and Juan Silverio followed with a two-run home run to right-center field off Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady. It stayed that way until the sixth inning when Anthony Giansanti lifted a two-out solo homer to left-center, extending the Skeeters lead to three.

Long Island closed the gap to 3-1 in the seventh when Ramon Cabrera doubled down the right field line and then came home on a two-out throwing error by Silverio. However, the Ducks were unable to even the score.

Skeeters starter James Russell did not factor into the decision but threw three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two. Yasutomo Kubo (5-2) earned the win, pitching four innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out five. O’Grady (6-4) took the loss, conceding three runs on three hits and three walks over six innings with three strikeouts. Jean Machi collected his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Cabrera led the Flock offensively with two hits.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their six-game series on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 6:05 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 Brett Marshall (6-9, 4.68) takes the mound for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Michael Mariot (0-0, 0.00).

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: 09/14/2018
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Silva, R 2B         4  0  0  0  .255  Barnes, B LF        3  0  0  0  .250
Fields, D CF        4  0  1  0  .262  Giansanti, A CF     4  1  2  1  .295
Ford, L LF          4  0  1  0  .297  Norris, D C         0  1  0  0  .258
Ard, T 3B           3  0  0  0  .275   Dykstra, L 2B      2  0  0  0  .234
Washington, D 1B    4  0  0  0  .224  Silverio, J 3B      3  1  1  2  .319
Cabrera, R DH       4  1  2  0  .263  Chavez, M 1B        3  0  1  0  .321
Williams, M RF      4  0  0  0  .252  Cordero, A 2B,C     2  0  0  0  .291
Navarro, D C        3  0  0  0  .268  Phipps, D DH        3  0  0  0  .265
Puckett, C SS       2  0  0  0  .221  Thomas, T RF        3  0  0  0  .071
                                      Rondon, A SS        3  0  1  0  .276
                   32  1  4  0                           26  3  5  3

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   1 0 0 -  1  4  0
Sugar Land           2 0 0   0 0 1   0 0 x -  3  5  1
2B--Cabrera, R DH (20). HR--Giansanti, A CF (17), Silverio, J 3B (8).
RBI--Giansanti, A CF (56), Silverio, J 3B  2 (36), TOTALS  3 (0). HP--Ard,
T 3B (2). SB--Giansanti, A CF (35), Rondon, A SS (36). CS--Giansanti, A CF
(6), Thomas, T RF (1). E--Silverio, J 3B (1). 
LOB--L Island 6, Sugar Land 2. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
OGrady, D (L,6-4)               6.0   3   3   3   3   3   2    3.82
Cuas, J                         1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.46
Grover, T                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.25
                                8     5   3   3   3   4   2
 Sugar Land
Russell, J                      3.0   1   0   0   1   2   0    2.36
Kubo, Y (W,5-2)                 4.0   2   1   0   0   5   0    4.67
West, M                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.54
Machi, J (S,1)                  1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.84
                                9     4   1   0   1   8   0
WP--Cuas, J (4). HB--Kubo, Y (4). SO--Silva, R 2, Fields, D, Ford, L 2,
Washington, D, Williams, M, Puckett, C, Barnes, B, Silverio, J 2, Chavez,
M. BB--Puckett, C, Barnes, B, Norris, D, Cordero, A. BF--OGrady, D 21
(263), Cuas, J 4 (91), Grover, T 4 (17), Russell, J 11 (424), Kubo, Y 16
(244), West, M 3 (60), Machi, J 4 (85). P-S--OGrady, D 80-47, Cuas, J 14-9,
Grover, T 15-10, Russell, J 47-31, Kubo, Y 57-41, West, M 10-6, Machi, J
12-7. 
T--2:33.  A--6270

Weather: 80 Degrees; Partly Cloudy
Plate Umpire - Chris Cervantes, Field Umpire #1 - 1B: Andrew Larkin, Field Umpire #2 - 3B: Sal Loya