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EARLY LEAD ESCAPES DUCKS


(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 5-4 on Saturday night before a past-capacity crowd of 6,444 at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Ray Navarrete's RBI double, Mitch Canham's solo homer, Timo Perez' RBI double and Navarrete's RBI single

POSTGAME VIDEO: Nick Singleton and Mitch Canham talk about the game

The Bluefish would strike first with a two-run home run by Brock Peterson in the opening inning off Ducks starter Nick Singleton. The Ducks answered right back in the bottom half of the first on a RBI double by Ray Navarrete off Bluefish starter Brad Thompson to cut the deficit in half.

Long Island would hang a three spot in the second inning to take a 4-2 lead, with a solo home run by Mitch Canham, a RBI double by Timo Perez and a run-scoring single by Navarrete doing the damage. However, Bridgeport tied it up in the fifth on a RBI double by James Simmons and a run-scoring groundout off the bat of Eddie Rogers. A run in the seventh on an error at third base gave the ‘Fish a lead they would never relinquish.

Thompson (2-0) picked up the win despite allowing 11 hits and four runs in six and one-third innings of work. Singleton (3-4) was saddled with the loss, tossing seven innings, allowing five hits on five runs (four earned) with seven strikeouts. Juan Rincon picked up his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.

Reid Gorecki, Navarrete and Canham paced the Ducks with three hits apiece at the plate.

The Ducks close out the three-game series against the Bluefish on Sunday evening. Game time is slated for 5:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 4:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will take home a Rich Hoffman Bobblehead Doll, courtesy of News 12. It's also a Sunday Family Fun Day at the ballpark! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann will toe the rubber for the Ducks against Bluefish lefty Dan Serafini.

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: With a crowd of 6,444 the Ducks have now hosted 12 past-capacity crowds in 2012 while hosting 5,000 or more fans in 24 consecutive games. The Duck Pond hosted 15 past-capacity crowds in all of 2011…Three different Ducks posted three-hit games in tonight’s contest. Mitch Canham picked up his first three-hit game of the season, while Reid Gorecki grabbed his eighth three-hit game. Ray Navarrete extended his team lead with his ninth three-hit game…Canham also went deep for his second home run of the season and first at Bethpage Ballpark. The lefty hitting catcher’s home run was the team’s 76th longball of the year…With two scoreless innings of relief, Jeremy Hill extended his streak of scoreless outings to nine. In 13 innings during that span, he has allowed just seven hits and four walks while striking out 13 batters.



GAME DATE: 08/04/2012
Bridgeport Bluefish  5 AT Long Island Ducks  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Jones LF          3  0  0  0  .281  R.Gorecki CF        5  2  3  0  .286
E.Rogers SS         4  1  1  1  .274  T.Perez RF          3  1  2  1  .256
P.Redman RF         3  0  0  0  .256   M.Fleishman RF     1  0  0  0  .243
B.Peterson 1B       4  1  1  2  .301  R.Navarrete 2B      5  0  3  2  .314
L.Lopez 3B          4  0  0  0  .270  B.Sing DH           5  0  1  0  .279
L.Rodriguez C       4  0  0  0  .261  B.Nelson 3B         4  0  0  0  .266
J.Gathright DH      4  1  1  0  .256  S.Williams LF       4  0  1  0  .292
J.Simmons CF        3  1  1  1  .263  J.Brodin 1B         4  0  0  0  .195
L.Figueroa 2B       2  1  1  0  .293  M.Canham C          4  1  3  1  .266
                                      D.Lyons SS          4  0  0  0  .261
                   31  5  5  4                           39  4 13  4

Bridgeport           2 0 0   0 2 0   1 0 0 -  5  5  0
L Island             1 3 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  4 13  2
2B--J.Gathright (6), J.Simmons (5), T.Perez (4), R.Navarrete 2 (37), B.Sing
(22), M.Canham (3). 3B--L.Figueroa (1). HR--B.Peterson (20), M.Canham (2).
RBI--E.Rogers (45), B.Peterson  2 (64), J.Simmons (29), T.Perez (6),
R.Navarrete  2 (64), M.Canham (10). SH--K.Jones (0), M.Fleishman (0).
SB--S.Williams (12). E--B.Nelson (9), M.Canham (3). 
LOB--Bridgeport 2, L Island 9. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
B.Thompson (W,2-0)              6.1  11   4   4   0   5   1    5.40
J.DePaula                       1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.30
J.Rincon (S,7)                  1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    1.80
                                9    13   4   4   0   8   1
 L Island
N.Singleton (L,3-4)             7.0   5   5   4   2   7   1    4.62
J.Hill                          2.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.02
                                9     5   5   4   2   8   1
SO--K.Jones, B.Peterson, L.Lopez, L.Rodriguez, J.Gathright 2, J.Simmons,
L.Figueroa, R.Gorecki, B.Sing 2, S.Williams 2, J.Brodin 2, M.Canham.
BB--P.Redman, L.Figueroa. BF--B.Thompson 30 (60), J.DePaula 6 (64),
J.Rincon 4 (65), N.Singleton 28 (164), J.Hill 6 (197). P-S--B.Thompson
95-64, J.DePaula 17-13, J.Rincon 15-11, N.Singleton 102-60, J.Hill 26-14. 
T--2:51.  A--6444
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Mike Terry, Field Ump #1 - Eric Diaz, Field Ump #2 - Pat McLaughlin