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LATE HOMERS NOT ENOUGH FOR DUCKS IN COMEBACK BID

Vega and Fields go deep in final two innings, but Long Island falls just short
 

(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 12, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-3 on Wednesday night in the second game of a six-game series at Constellation Field.


Neither side plated a run over the first three innings of the game. Following a one-hour rain delay, Sugar Land took the lead in the fourth on a two-out, three-run home run to left-center field by Tony Thomas. A two-out RBI single by Denis Phipps in the sixth and a run-scoring error in the seventh extended the lead to five.

Long Island closed to within 5-2 in the eighth on a two-out, two-run home run to left by Anthony Vega. Daniel Fields led off the ninth with a leadoff solo homer to right, but the Ducks could inch no closer.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Matt Larkins pitched three innings for the Ducks, allowing a hit and two walks while striking out three. Dallas Beeler also tossed three innings for the Skeeters, yielding one hit while striking out one. Alex Wimmers (3-0) picked up the win after pitching a scoreless fourth inning, striking out two. Chris Pike (1-1) took the loss, conceding four runs on five hits over three innings of relief with one strikeout. Felipe Paulino collected his 33rd save despite allowing a run on one hit in the ninth.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their six-game series on Thursday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 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. Left-hander Jake Fisher (7-7, 4.03) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Konner Wade (8-5, 3.16).

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)

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For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.
 

 

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Game Date: 09/12/2018
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  5

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
Silva, R 2B         4  0  1  0  .262  Barnes, B LF        2  1  1  0  .254
Fields, D CF        4  1  1  1  .261  Giansanti, A CF     4  0  1  0  .294
Ford, L DH          4  0  1  0  .299  Norris, D C         4  0  0  0  .259
Ard, T 3B           4  0  0  0  .280  Silverio, J 3B      4  1  2  0  .320
Washington, D 1B    3  1  0  0  .229  Chavez, M 1B        3  1  1  0  .324
Cabrera, R C        3  0  0  0  .263  Cordero, A 2B       4  0  1  0  .292
Williams, M RF      3  0  0  0  .257  Phipps, D DH        3  1  1  1  .268
Vega, A LF          3  1  1  2  .172  Thomas, T RF        4  1  1  3  .143
Longo, S SS         3  0  1  0  .250  Rondon, A SS        4  0  0  0  .273
                   31  3  5  3                           32  5  8  4

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 2 1 -  3  5  1
Sugar Land           0 0 0   3 0 1   1 0 x -  5  8  0
2B--Giansanti, A CF (21), Chavez, M 1B (22), Cordero, A 2B (23).
HR--Fields, D CF (8), Vega, A LF (4), Thomas, T RF (1). RBI--Fields, D CF
(38), Vega, A LF  2 (10), TOTALS  3 (0), Phipps, D DH (37), Thomas, T RF  3
(3), TOTALS  4 (0). HP--Barnes, B LF (17), Phipps, D DH (6).
SB--Washington, D 1B (18), Barnes, B LF (22), Silverio, J 3B 2 (3). E--Ard,
T 3B (12). 
LOB--L Island 2, Sugar Land 7. DP--A. Cordero(2B) - A. Rondon(SS) - M.
Chavez(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Larkins, M                      3.0   1   0   0   2   3   0    4.56
Pike, C (L,1-1)                 3.0   5   4   4   0   1   1    7.62
Tolliver, A                     1.0   1   1   0   0   1   0    4.14
Murray, C                       1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    6.86
                                8     8   5   4   2   6   1
 Sugar Land
Beeler, D                       3.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.29
Wimmers, A (W,3-0)              1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.90
Sitton, K                       2.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    3.76
West, M                         1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.57
Loop, D                         1.0   2   2   2   1   1   1    6.00
Paulino, F (S,33)               1.0   1   1   1   0   1   1    1.18
                                9     5   3   3   1   8   2
HB--Pike, C (3), Tolliver, A (4). SO--Silva, R, Fields, D, Ard, T,
Washington, D 3, Cabrera, R, Longo, S, Norris, D, Silverio, J, Phipps, D 2,
Thomas, T 2. BB--Washington, D, Barnes, B, Chavez, M. BF--Larkins, M 12
(453), Pike, C 14 (125), Tolliver, A 6 (205), Murray, C 4 (100), Beeler, D
9 (348), Wimmers, A 4 (113), Sitton, K 6 (274), West, M 3 (57), Loop, D 6
(40), Paulino, F 4 (213). P-S--Larkins, M 55-38, Pike, C 47-28, Tolliver, A
17-11, Murray, C 15-10, Beeler, D 35-24, Wimmers, A 18-15, Sitton, K 23-17,
West, M 13-6, Loop, D 20-12, Paulino, F 12-7. 
T--2:41.  A--3510
Rain delay from 8:02-9:02.

Weather: Cloudy, 85 Degrees
Plate Umpire - Sal Loya, Field Umpire #1 - 1B Ken Levanthal, Field Umpire #2 - Andrew Larkin