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DUCKS STYMIE BLUE CRABS WITH THREE-RUN EIGHTH


(Waldorf, Md., June 23, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 3-1 on Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Dan Lyons' game-tying solo homer

GAME AUDIO: Bryant Nelson's game-winning two-run single


Southern Maryland struck first in the third inning with a RBI single by Jesse Gutierrez off Ducks starter Bob Zimmermann. Both teams would then exchange zeroes until the eighth when Dan Lyons hit a first pitch solo homer to left off Blue Crabs starter David Hunter Jones. Bryant Nelson made it 3-1 five batters later with a two-run single to center, putting the Flock on top for good.

Both starters pitched well, but neither factored into the decision. Zimmermann tossed six innings, allowing a run on six hits while striking out seven, and Jones fired seven innings, yielding one run on four hits with six strikeouts. Eric Niesen (1-1) got the win after pitching a scoreless seventh inning, and Charlie Manning (2-3) suffered the loss after giving up the eventual game-winning run in the eighth. Jon Hunton earned the save for the second consecutive night after pitching a perfect ninth, striking out two.

Lyons led the Ducks with two hits, while Nelson added two RBI.

The Ducks and Blue Crabs wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 2:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Fans can follow the action live on the radio at MyCountry 96.1 FM and online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon on the homepage. Righty Mike Loree gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs right-hander Dan Reichert.

Long Island returns home on Thursday, June 28 as they host the Sugar Land Skeeters for the very first time. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Quackers, courtesy of Newsday. Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, or visiting www.liducks.com.

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GAME DATE: 06/23/2012
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Binick RF         1  1  0  0  .288  P.Figueroa SS       5  0  0  0  .272
R.Gorecki CF        3  0  1  0  .250  M.Daniel RF         4  0  0  0  .265
R.Navarrete DH      4  0  0  0  .333  C.Benjamin 2B       3  1  1  0  .297
B.Sing 1B           4  1  1  0  .235  J.Gutierrez 1B      3  0  1  1  .292
B.Nelson 3B         4  0  1  2  .239  M.Padgett 3B        4  0  2  0  .266
S.Williams LF       4  0  0  0  .286  C.Hu DH             3  0  1  0  .301
 J.McOwen LF        0  0  0  0  .248  B.Barton LF         3  0  1  0  .286
W.Ortiz 2B          4  0  1  0  .253   R.Giannotti LF     1  0  0  0  .220
J.Johnson C         4  0  1  0  .230  C.Lopez C           3  0  1  0  .256
D.Lyons SS          3  1  2  1  .291  J.Owens CF          4  0  0  0  .236
                   31  3  7  3                           33  1  7  1

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 3 0 -  3  7  0
S Maryland           0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  7  1
2B--B.Sing (14), W.Ortiz (6), J.Johnson (9), C.Benjamin (10), M.Padgett
(12), B.Barton (8). HR--D.Lyons (3). RBI--B.Nelson  2 (37), D.Lyons (31),
J.Gutierrez (8). HP--K.Binick (15), C.Benjamin (2). CS--S.Williams (2).
E--J.Gutierrez (2). 
LOB--L Island 5, S Maryland 9. DP--C. Benjamin(2B) - P. Figueroa(SS) - J.
Gutierrez(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
B.Zimmermann                    6.0   6   1   1   3   7   0    3.63
E.Niesen (W,1-1)                1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.25
J.Hill                          1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.79
J.Hunton (S,2)                  1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.68
                                9     7   1   1   3   9   0
 S Maryland
D.Jones                         7.0   4   1   1   3   6   1    2.87
C.Manning (L,2-3)               0.1   0   1   1   0   1   0    2.08
C.Mobley                        1.2   3   1   1   0   1   0    3.86
                                9     7   3   3   3   8   1
WP--B.Zimmermann (4). HB--B.Zimmermann (8), C.Manning (2). SO--R.Gorecki,
R.Navarrete, B.Sing 2, W.Ortiz, J.Johnson 2, D.Lyons, P.Figueroa, M.Daniel
3, M.Padgett, C.Hu, C.Lopez, J.Owens 2. BB--K.Binick 2, R.Gorecki,
J.Gutierrez, C.Hu, C.Lopez. BF--B.Zimmermann 27 (314), E.Niesen 3 (113),
J.Hill 4 (119), J.Hunton 3 (31), D.Jones 27 (67), C.Manning 2 (113),
C.Mobley 6 (61). P-S--B.Zimmermann 102-60, E.Niesen 10-7, J.Hill 5-5,
J.Hunton 16-13, D.Jones 98-60, C.Manning 10-6, C.Mobley 22-14. 
T--2:40.  A--5882
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Hensel, Field Ump #1 - Bill Reuter, Field Ump #2 - Matt Beaver