10 strikeouts from pitching staff not enough on Tuesday night
(Central Islip, N.Y., May 22, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Road Warriors 2-0 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Alfredo Silverio put the Road Warriors in front with a solo home run to right field off Ducks starter Matt Larkins in the third inning. Silverio followed that up with a two-out RBI double in the fourth to double the lead.
Long Island threatened to tie the game in the ninth when Lew Ford singled and David Washington walked. However, the Ducks could not even the score.
Road Warriors starter Giovanni Soto (1-1) earned the win, pitching five scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out seven. Larkins (1-1) took the loss, giving up two runs on eight hits in six innings with six strikeouts. Andrew Johnston collected his first save of the year with a scoreless ninth.
Ford, Jordany Valdespin and Dan Lyons each had two hits to pace the Flock.
The Ducks and Road Warriors continue their three-game set on Wednesday 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). t's a Waddle In Wednesday! During the game, a special item in the Waddle In Shop will be available at an exclusive discount! The selected item for this week will be a hat table, featuring a variety of Ducks hats for just $20 each (originally $24-$26). Left-hander Bennett Parry (2-0, 3.18) takes the mound for the Ducks against Road Warriors southpaw Brandon Bargas (0-1, 13.50).
Tickets to the game, and all 2018 Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. 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.
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