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LONGBALL LIFTS DUCKS OVER LANCASTER IN RAIN-SHORTENED GAME

Washington, Ford and Ard homer in 3-1 victory
 

(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

(Lancaster, Penn., July 25, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 3-1 on Wednesday evening in a rain-shortened game at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

GAME VIDEO: Check out the three solo blasts from tonight's victory!


Long Island opened the scoring in the second inning when David Washington drilled a solo shot over the center-field wall. Lancaster answered in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI single by Blake Gailen off the glove of Washington to tie the game at one.

Lew Ford pushed the lead to 2-1 with an opposite-field homer in the top of the fourth inning. The score remained the same until the top of the seventh inning, when Taylor Ard hit a solo home run to left field. The game was called due to inclement weather following the top half of the seventh inning.

John Brownell (6-8) earned the win with a complete game six-inning performance for the Ducks, yielding one run on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Jonathan Albaladejo (6-5) took the loss, surrendering three runs on seven hits, striking out six over six and one-third innings.

Game two of tonight's doubleheader was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up on a later date that has yet to be determined.

The Ducks continue their series against the Lancaster Barnstormers with a single-admission doubleheader tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium, with the second game starting approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. 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. Left-hander Jake Fisher (4-4, 3.95) gets the start for the Ducks in game one against Barnstormers lefty John Anderson (0-2, 3.72). Righty Tyler Badamo (3-6, 4.03) takes the mound for the Flock in game two against Lancaster right-hander Joe Gardner (3-6, 4.71).

Game two of tonight’s scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up at a later date that has yet to be determined. Long Island returns home on Monday, July 30 to open a three-game series against the Somerset 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’s Suffolk County Boy Scouts Night, presented by BNB Bank, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks T-Shirts. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, CLICKING HERE or downloading the Ducks mobile app.

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.

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Game Date: 07/25/2018
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Lancaster Barnstormers  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG
Valdespin, J 2B     4  0  1  0  .360  Sandford, D CF      3  1  2  0  .260
Bonifacio, E SS     3  0  1  0  .335  Bortnick, T 2B      3  0  0  0  .183
Snider, T RF        3  0  0  0  .286  Gailen, B RF        2  0  2  1  .290
Ford, L DH          3  1  1  1  .295  Casteel, R DH       2  0  1  0  .287
Ard, T 3B           3  1  1  1  .291  Paredes, J 1B,3B    3  0  1  0  .333
Washington, D 1B    3  1  1  1  .214  Hobson, K 1B        2  0  0  0  .164
Cabrera, R C        3  0  1  0  .236   Garcia, C 3B,PR    0  0  0  0  .250
Fields, D CF        3  0  1  0  .236  Robinson, T LF      3  0  0  0  .272
Vega, A LF          3  0  0  0  .195  De La Rosa, A C     3  0  0  0  .225
                                      Frias, V SS         2  0  0  0  .322
                   28  3  7  3                           23  1  6  1

L Island             0 1 0   1 0 0   1 -  3  7  0
Lancaster            0 0 1   0 0 0   x -  1  6  0
HR--Ford, L DH (8), Ard, T 3B (11), Washington, D 1B (11). RBI--Ford, L DH
(54), Ard, T 3B (33), Washington, D 1B (35), TOTALS  3 (0), Gailen, B RF
(58), TOTALS (0). HP--Hobson, K 1B (3). SB--Sandford, D CF 2 (45).
CS--Gailen, B RF (5). 
LOB--L Island 4, Lancaster 7. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Brownell, J (W,6-8)             6.0   6   1   1   2   6   0    4.07
                                6     6   1   1   2   6   0
 Lancaster
Albaladejo, J (L,6-5)           6.1   7   3   3   0   6   3    3.56
Marksberry, M                   0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.46
                                7     7   3   3   0   7   3
WP--Brownell, J (9). HB--Brownell, J (6). SO--Bonifacio, E, Ford, L, Ard, T
2, Fields, D, Vega, A 2, Bortnick, T, Paredes, J 2, Hobson, K, Robinson, T
2. BB--Gailen, B, Casteel, R. BF--Brownell, J 26 (397), Albaladejo, J 26
(344), Marksberry, M 2 (117). P-S--Brownell, J 98-58, Albaladejo, J 92-64,
Marksberry, M 7-5. 
T--1:59.  A--3067
Game ONE of DH called after 6.5 innings (rain).

Plate Umpire - Thomas Gandolfo, Field Umpire #1 - Carlos Deno, Field Umpire #3 - John Grasso