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DUCKS BATTER BLUEFISH WITH OFFENSIVE CLINIC


(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 12-7 on Sunday evening in the final game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Dan Lyons' three-run triple, Josh Johnson's RBI double, Ray Navarrete's two-run homer and Joash Brodin's three-run homer

POSTGAME VIDEO: Brodin, Lyons and Navarrete talk about the victory


Bridgeport jumped out to an early lead with a RBI double by Eddie Rogers and a run-scoring single by Luis Lopez off Ducks starter Bob Zimmermann in the top of the first. The Ducks would answer back with four runs in the bottom of the second off Bluefish starter Dan Serafini to take the lead for good. Dan Lyons lined a bases-clearing, three-run triple to right, and Josh Johnson followed with a RBI double to left in the inning.

Long Island would extend their lead in the fifth on a two-run home run by Ray Navarrete and a three-run blast off the bat of Joash Brodin, making it 9-2. The offense continued with RBI singles by Navarrete in the sixth, Lyons in the seventh and Bryant Nelson in the eighth, as the Ducks held off a late charge from Bridgeport for the victory.

Zimmermann (5-5) picked up the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits in six and two-thirds innings of work. Serafini (4-3) suffered the loss, surrendering nine runs (eight earned) on eight hits and two walks in four and one-third innings.

Eight of nine Ducks batters had at least one hit and one run scored in the game. Navarrete, and Brodin led the Flock with three hits each.

The Ducks continue their nine-game homestand with the opener of a three-game set against the Sugar Land Skeeters on Monday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. Right-hander Chris Hayes will get the start for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Michael Nix.

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. Fans unable to attend the game can follow the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Watch Live icon on the homepage. Streaming video and audio will be available courtesy of iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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Duck Tales:
Joash Brodin hit his first home run and had his first three-hit and three-RBI game as a Duck in the win. The first-year Duck hit .370 with 88 hits and 11 home runs this year with the London Rippers of the Frontier League before joining Long Island...Dan Lyons picked up his first four-RBI game of the year, giving him 12 multi-RBI games in 2012. His two-hit game was his 16th two-hit performance and 20th multi-hit game of the year…Ray Navarrete extended his team-leading totals in three-hit games with his 10th of the year and multi-hit contests with his 33rd. He also increased his team-lead in runs batted in to 67 with three in the game, his 20th multi-RBI performance…With two home runs in the game, the Ducks have now gone deep in seven consecutive games. Long Island has now hit 78 homers as a team in 2012…The 12 runs scored by the Ducks were their most in a single game in the second half of the season. Long Island had not scored 12 runs in a game since June 9 at York.



GAME DATE: 08/05/2012
Bridgeport Bluefish  7 AT Long Island Ducks  12

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Jones LF          5  1  2  0  .283  R.Gorecki DH        4  0  0  0  .281
E.Rogers SS         4  1  2  2  .276  S.Williams LF       5  1  1  0  .290
L.Lopez DH          4  0  2  0  .273  R.Navarrete 2B      5  2  3  3  .318
B.Peterson 1B       5  1  1  1  .299  B.Sing 1B           5  1  1  0  .277
S.Hillenbrand 3B    4  1  0  0  .138  B.Nelson 3B         4  2  2  1  .269
J.Gathright CF      3  2  0  0  .250  J.Brodin RF         5  3  3  3  .239
J.Simmons RF        4  0  0  0  .258  K.Binick CF         4  1  1  0  .254
B.Dowdy 2B          2  1  2  2  .222  D.Lyons SS          4  1  2  4  .265
A.Flores C          4  0  1  1  .248  J.Johnson C         4  1  2  1  .201
                                       M.Canham C         0  0  0  0  .266
                   35  7 10  6                           40 12 15 12

Bridgeport           2 0 0   0 0 0   2 2 1 -  7 10  2
L Island             0 4 0   0 5 1   1 1 x - 12 15  3
2B--E.Rogers (18), R.Navarrete (38), B.Sing (23), J.Johnson (10).
3B--K.Jones (4), D.Lyons (5). HR--B.Peterson (21), R.Navarrete (13),
J.Brodin (1). RBI--E.Rogers  2 (47), B.Peterson (65), B.Dowdy  2 (2),
A.Flores (8), R.Navarrete  3 (67), B.Nelson (58), J.Brodin  3 (6), D.Lyons 
4 (48), J.Johnson (19). HP--J.Gathright (4). CS--K.Jones (10). E--E.Rogers
(21), S.Hillenbrand (4), R.Navarrete (8), J.Brodin (2), D.Lyons (13). 
LOB--Bridgeport 8, L Island 6. DP--J. Gathright(CF) - B. Dowdy(2B), R.
Navarrete(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - B. Sing(1B), R. Navarrete(2B) - D. Lyons(SS)
- B. Sing(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
D.Serafini (L,4-3)              4.1   8   9   8   2   0   2    4.70
K.Zaleski                       2.2   5   2   2   0   5   0    4.98
M.Pike                          1.0   2   1   1   0   0   0    5.96
                                8    15  12  11   2   5   2
 L Island
B.Zimmermann (W,5-5)            6.2   7   4   3   3   0   0    4.56
C.Graham                        0.2   1   2   2   3   0   0    3.95
E.Niesen                        1.2   2   1   1   0   1   1    4.15
                                9    10   7   6   6   1   1
WP--K.Zaleski 3 (7). HB--B.Zimmermann (13). SO--A.Flores, R.Gorecki,
S.Williams, K.Binick, D.Lyons, J.Johnson. BB--E.Rogers, L.Lopez,
S.Hillenbrand, J.Gathright, B.Dowdy 2, R.Gorecki, B.Nelson. BF--D.Serafini
24 (227), K.Zaleski 13 (222), M.Pike 5 (213), B.Zimmermann 29 (558),
C.Graham 6 (199), E.Niesen 7 (209). P-S--D.Serafini 99-54, K.Zaleski 49-31,
M.Pike 20-13, B.Zimmermann 112-64, C.Graham 25-9, E.Niesen 28-20. 
T--3:19.  A--5654

Umpires: Plate Ump - Eric Diaz, Field Ump #1 - Pat McLaughlin, Field Ump #2 - Mike Terry