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DUCKS STYMIED BY WADE IN GAME TWO

Ramon Cabrera’s three-hit night not enough to even Championship Series
 

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 26, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 10-0 on Wednesday night in Game Two of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Constellation Field. The Skeeters now lead the best-of-five series two games to none.

Sugar Land opened up the scoring with a four-run third inning (one earned) against Ducks starter Matt Larkins. A sacrifice fly off the bat of Juan Silverio, an RBI single by Matt Chavez and a two-run double by Tony Thomas did the damage.

Barrett Barnes extended the lead to six with solo home runs to left in the fourth and sixth innings. A two-run homer to left by Tony Thomas in the seventh and a pair of runs in the eighth rounded out the scoring.

Skeeters starter Konner Wade (1-1) earned the win with a complete game shutout. He allowed just seven hits and no walks while striking out 11 batters. Larkins (1-1) took the loss, yielding six runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks over five and two-thirds innings with two strikeouts.

Ramon Cabrera led the Flock offensively with three hits in three at-bats.

The Atlantic League Championship Series now shifts to Bethpage Ballpark for Game Three on Friday night. 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). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Thundersticks, and fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:15 to enjoy pre-game team introductions. Right-hander Lorenzo Barcelo (2-1, 4.20; 0-1, 7.50) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Lucas Irvine (1-1, 2.56; 1-0, 3.38).

Tickets for the game, and all Ducks home playoff games, are on sale now! Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HERE or visiting the Ducks mobile app. 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 40 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 70 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: 09/26/2018
Long Island Ducks  0 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  10

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Valdespin, J 2B     4  0  1  0  .429  Giansanti, A CF     4  2  1  0  .400
Fields, D CF        4  0  1  0  .267  Silverio, J SS      4  1  1  1  .367
Ford, L DH          3  0  0  0  .290  Chavez, M 1B        5  1  3  2  .276
 Garcia, R PH       1  0  0  0  .000  Cordero, A 3B       4  2  2  1  .259
Cabrera, R C        3  0  3  0  .360  Thomas, T RF        5  1  2  4  .333
 Longo, S PH        1  0  0  0  .000  Norris, D C         4  0  0  0  .333
Washington, D 1B    4  0  0  0  .192  Phipps, D DH        5  0  1  0  .269
Williams, M RF      3  0  0  0  .241  Barnes, B LF        3  3  3  2  .238
Silva, R LF         3  0  1  0  .167   Dykstra, L LF      0  0  0  0  .200
Puckett, C 3B       3  0  1  0  .286  Rondon, A 2B        4  0  1  0  .217
Lyons, D SS         3  0  0  0  .200       
                   32  0  7  0                           38 10 14 10

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  7  2
Sugar Land           0 0 4   1 0 1   2 2 x - 10 14  0
2B--Cabrera, R C (1), Puckett, C 3B (1), Chavez, M 1B (1), Thomas, T RF
(2), Phipps, D DH (2). HR--Thomas, T RF (2), Barnes, B LF 2 (2).
RBI--Silverio, J SS (5), Chavez, M 1B  2 (6), Cordero, A 3B (2), Thomas, T
RF  4 (10), Barnes, B LF  2 (2), TOTALS 10 (0). SF--Silverio, J SS (2).
E--Washington, D 1B (2), Silva, R LF (1). 
LOB--L Island 5, Sugar Land 9. DP--A. Rondon(2B) - J. Silverio(SS) - M.
Chavez(1B), C. Puckett(3B) - J. Valdespin(2B) - D. Washington(1B), A.
Rondon(2B) - J. Silverio(SS) - M. Chavez(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Larkins, M (L,1-1)              5.2   8   6   3   3   2   2    3.55
Nicoll, T                       1.1   3   2   2   1   3   1   13.50
Pike, C                         1.0   3   2   1   0   1   0    9.00
                                8    14  10   6   4   6   3
 Sugar Land
Wade, K (W,1-1)                 9.0   7   0   0   0  11   0    4.91
                                9     7   0   0   0  11   0
PB--Cabrera, R. SO--Garcia, R, Longo, S, Washington, D 4, Silva, R 2,
Puckett, C, Lyons, D 2, Giansanti, A, Silverio, J, Chavez, M, Phipps, D,
Rondon, A 2. BB--Giansanti, A, Cordero, A, Norris, D, Barnes, B.
BF--Larkins, M 28 (58), Nicoll, T 8 (8), Pike, C 7 (7), Wade, K 32 (48).
P-S--Larkins, M 90-57, Nicoll, T 34-22, Pike, C 30-23, Wade, K 115-83. 
T--2:46.  A--3899
Start of the game delayed until 7:50.

Weather: Cloudy, Rainy Again
Plate Umpire - Matt Herrera, Field Umpire #1 - 1B Ken Levanthal, Field Umpire #2 - 2B Chris Cervantes, Field Umpire #3 - 3B John Sevier