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DUCKS DROP SERIES OPENER AGAINST BLUEFISH


(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-5 on Friday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

POSTGAME VIDEO: Josh Johnson and Kevin Baez talk about the game

Both teams traded zeroes until the top of the fourth when Bridgeport’s Luis Rodriguez hit a grand slam to left off Ducks starter Chris Flinn. Three more runs in following inning on a run-scoring wild pitch and a two-run single by Rodriguez increased the lead to 7-0.

The Ducks would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI single by Ray Navarrete off Bluefish starter Paul Oseguera. Long Island tacked on three more runs in the sixth on RBI singles by Josh Johnson and Reid Gorecki and a run-scoring wild pitch to cut the deficit to 7-4. Brandon Sing’s solo homer to center in the seventh made it a two-run game, but the Flock could not inch closer.

Oseguera (7-2) picked up the win, allowing only one run on five hits while striking out five in five innings of work. Flinn (0-2) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs (five earned) on six hits with and three walks in four and one-third innings. Juan Rincon earned his sixth save with a scoreless ninth.

Shawn Williams, Gorecki and Johnson paced the Ducks with two hits each at the plate.

The Ducks continue their nine-game homestand with the middle game of a three-game series against the Bluefish on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. It’s Military Appreciation Night at the ballpark, and following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Northrop Grumman. In addition, it will be the final day to bid in the Ducks Patriotic Jersey Auction. Fans can place their bids on the game-worn jerseys showcased by the Flock through the seventh inning stretch of Saturday’s game on the main concourse outside the Waddle In Shop.

Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, or going online to www.liducks.com. Fans unable to make the game can follow all the action live on the radio at MyCountry 96.1 FM and online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Watch Live icon on the homepage. Streaming video and audio will be provided by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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Duck Tales: Brandon Sing homered for the third consecutive game and fourth time in five games. The first-year Duck now has 17 home runs on the season and has picked up multi-hit games in three of his last five contests…With two perfect innings in tonight’s contest, Chris Hayes has allowed only one run in eight innings pitched as a Duck. Hayes was acquired on July 27th from the Bridgeport Bluefish and made his first start on Tuesday at Southern Maryland tossing six innings of one-run baseball…With two hits in the game, Shawn Williams earned his 17th two-hit game of the year, while Reid Gorecki picked up his 10th and Josh Johnson collected his seventh. Ray Navarrete leads the Flock with 22 two-hit games and 31 multi-hit contests.



GAME DATE: 08/03/2012
Bridgeport Bluefish  8 AT Long Island Ducks  5

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Jones LF          2  0  1  0  .283  R.Gorecki CF        4  1  2  1  .279
 J.Simmons CF       2  1  0  0  .262  J.Brodin RF         5  0  1  0  .216
E.Rogers SS         4  1  1  1  .274  R.Navarrete DH      5  0  1  1  .309
P.Redman RF         5  2  2  0  .258  B.Sing 1B           4  1  1  1  .280
B.Peterson 1B       4  2  1  0  .302  B.Nelson 3B         5  0  0  0  .269
L.Lopez 3B          3  1  0  0  .273  S.Williams 2B       5  1  2  0  .293
L.Rodriguez C       5  1  2  6  .266  K.Binick LF         3  1  0  0  .254
S.Hillenbrand DH    3  0  1  0  .148  D.Lyons SS          3  0  0  0  .265
J.Gathright CF,LF   4  0  2  0  .256  J.Johnson C         4  1  2  1  .195
L.Figueroa 2B       3  0  0  0  .288       
                   35  8 10  7                           38  5  9  4

Bridgeport           0 0 0   4 3 0   0 0 1 -  8 10  2
L Island             0 0 0   0 1 3   1 0 0 -  5  9  2
2B--S.Hillenbrand (2), J.Gathright (5), R.Gorecki (14), S.Williams (11).
HR--L.Rodriguez (5), B.Sing (17). RBI--E.Rogers (44), L.Rodriguez  6 (25),
R.Gorecki (33), R.Navarrete (62), B.Sing (53), J.Johnson (18). HP--E.Rogers
(7), L.Figueroa (1), B.Sing (2), D.Lyons (9). SB--J.Simmons (8), P.Redman
(3). CS--K.Jones (9). E--E.Rogers 2 (20), D.Lyons (12), J.Johnson (9). 
LOB--Bridgeport 7, L Island 10. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
P.Oseguera (W,7-2)              5.0   5   1   1   1   5   0    2.69
M.Pike                          1.0   3   3   2   1   1   0    5.89
J.DePaula                       1.0   1   1   1   0   2   1    2.57
R.Lewis                         1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.47
J.Rincon (S,6)                  1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.93
                                9     9   5   4   2   8   1
 L Island
C.Flinn (L,0-2)                 4.1   6   6   5   3   1   1   10.64
J.Lansford                      0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0    7.54
C.Hayes                         2.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    6.91
C.Graham                        2.0   2   1   1   1   3   0    3.59
                                9    10   8   7   5   6   1
WP--M.Pike (3), J.Lansford (2). HB--R.Lewis (3), J.Rincon (1), C.Flinn (1),
C.Graham (5). SO--J.Simmons, E.Rogers, B.Peterson, L.Rodriguez,
S.Hillenbrand, J.Gathright, R.Gorecki, J.Brodin 2, B.Nelson, S.Williams 2,
D.Lyons, J.Johnson. BB--K.Jones, B.Peterson, L.Lopez 2, S.Hillenbrand,
R.Gorecki, K.Binick. BF--P.Oseguera 22 (346), M.Pike 8 (208), J.DePaula 4
(58), R.Lewis 4 (152), J.Rincon 4 (61), C.Flinn 21 (54), J.Lansford 5 (72),
C.Hayes 6 (31), C.Graham 10 (193). P-S--P.Oseguera 90-59, M.Pike 38-23,
J.DePaula 17-11, R.Lewis 9-7, J.Rincon 12-7, C.Flinn 87-47, J.Lansford
17-7, C.Hayes 25-16, C.Graham 37-23. 
T--3:29.  A--5227
Kennard Jones was ejected by 1B umpire Mike Terry in the top of the fifth
after arguing a call at first...Shea Hillenbrand was ejected in the top of
the eighth by HP umpire Pat McLaughlin for arguing balls and strikes
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Pat McLaughlin, Field Ump #1 - Mike Terry, Field Ump #2 - Eric Diaz