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SKEETERS RALLY TO CLAIM SERIES FINALE


(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 7-3 on Wednesday night in the final game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Ray Navarrete's two-run homer and Shawn Williams' RBI double

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Ray Navarrete and Adam Rowe talk about the game


Ray Navarrete gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run homer to left-center field off Skeeters starter Ryan McKeller. Sugar Land responded with four runs in the fourth off Ducks starter Adam Rowe to take the lead. RBI doubles by Steve Moss and Manny Mejia along with a two-run double off the bat of Iggy Suarez did the damage.

After the Skeeters added another run in the fifth, a two-out RBI double for Shawn Williams cut the deficit to 5-3. However, a two-run double by Aaron Bates in the sixth inning put the game out of reach.

McKeller did not factor in the decision but allowed three runs on four hits in four and two-thirds innings. Pedro Liriano (7-3) got the win with two and one-third innings of scoreless relief, while Rowe (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding five runs on eight hits in four and two-thirds innings. Roberto Giron collected his first save after recording the final out.

Joash Brodin led the Flock with two hits.

Following an off day on Thursday, the Ducks open up a three-game series against the York Revolution on Friday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Foam Fingers, courtesy of St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. Right-hander Nick Singleton will toe the rubber for the Ducks.

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 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 available courtesy of iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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Duck Tales: The Ducks extended their shutout streak against the Skeeters to 24 innings before Sugar Land’s four-run fourth inning. Long Island had not allowed a run against the Skeeters since the sixth inning of their game on July 22 at Bethpage Ballpark…Ray Navarrete’s two-run homer was his 14th of the season, which is second on the team to Brandon Sing (18). He also now has 53 extra-base hits on the season, which is 13 shy of his franchise record of 66 set in 2009 and 16 shy of Tommy Everidge’s Atlantic League record of 69 set in 2011…With a walk in the fifth inning, Reid Gorecki has now reached base safely in 11 consecutive games. The East Rockaway native has drawn 15 walks during that span…With two hits, Joash Brodin extended his hitting streak to four consecutive games, and he has now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games. The first year Duck also earned his fifth multi-hit game of the year.



GAME DATE: 08/08/2012
Sugar Land Skeeters  7 AT Long Island Ducks  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
D.Ramos LF          4  0  0  0  .264  R.Gorecki CF        3  1  0  0  .274
O.Castro 3B         4  2  1  0  .293  S.Williams 3B       4  1  1  1  .287
J.Lane DH           5  2  2  0  .299  R.Navarrete 2B      4  1  1  2  .313
A.Bates 1B          5  0  2  2  .290  M.Esquivel RF       3  0  1  0  .352
S.Moss CF           4  1  2  1  .236  J.Brodin 1B         4  0  2  0  .286
M.Hagen RF          3  1  1  0  .236  M.Canham C          4  0  0  0  .264
I.Suarez 2B         4  1  1  2  .218  M.Fleishman DH      3  0  1  0  .250
M.Mejia C           5  0  2  1  .284  K.Binick LF         4  0  0  0  .251
A.Zazueta SS        4  0  0  0  .215  D.Lyons SS          4  0  0  0  .260
                   38  7 11  6                           33  3  6  3

Sugar Land           0 0 0   4 1 2   0 0 0 -  7 11  0
L Island             2 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 0 -  3  6  1
2B--O.Castro (15), J.Lane (15), A.Bates (3), S.Moss (5), I.Suarez (16),
M.Mejia (6), S.Williams (12). HR--R.Navarrete (14). RBI--A.Bates  2 (12),
S.Moss (28), I.Suarez  2 (26), M.Mejia (16), S.Williams (42), R.Navarrete 
2 (70). HP--M.Esquivel (2), M.Fleishman (1). SB--J.Brodin (3). E--R.Gorecki
(1). 
LOB--Sugar Land 10, L Island 8. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Sugar Land
R.McKeller                      4.2   4   3   3   2   4   1    5.22
P.Liriano (W,7-3)               2.1   1   0   0   0   1   0    1.99
S.Rivera                        1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0    1.29
R.Giron (S,1)                   0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.20
                                9     6   3   3   3   7   1
 L Island
A.Rowe (L,0-1)                  4.2   8   5   5   2   2   0    8.31
J.Lansford                      1.0   2   2   2   3   0   0    3.71
J.Lansford                      1.1   1   0   0   1   0   0    6.89
C.Graham                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.86
E.Niesen                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.07
                                9    11   7   7   6   4   0
WP--P.Liriano (3), A.Rowe (1), J.Lansford (3). HB--P.Liriano (2), S.Rivera
(1). SO--D.Ramos, A.Bates, S.Moss, M.Hagen, R.Gorecki, S.Williams 2,
M.Esquivel, M.Fleishman, D.Lyons 2. BB--D.Ramos, O.Castro, S.Moss, M.Hagen
2, I.Suarez, R.Gorecki 2, S.Williams. BF--R.McKeller 20 (314), P.Liriano 9
(245), S.Rivera 8 (31), R.Giron (59), A.Rowe 24 (46), J.Lansford 8 (155),
J.Lansford 6 (78), C.Graham 3 (202), E.Niesen 3 (212). P-S--R.McKeller
69-45, P.Liriano 32-17, S.Rivera 25-16, R.Giron 3-3, A.Rowe 85-53,
J.Lansford 32-14, J.Lansford 19-11, C.Graham 15-9, E.Niesen 14-10. 
T--3:20.  A--5458
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Eric Diaz, Field Ump #1 - Jeff Dugmore, Field Ump #2 - Matt Beaver