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DUCKS CLAWED BY BLUE CRABS IN EXTRAS


(Waldorf, Md., Aug. 15, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 4-3 in 11 innings on Wednesday night in the final game of a three-game series at Regency Furniture Stadium.

GAME AUDIO: Reid Gorecki's leadoff solo home run

GAME AUDIO: Bryant Nelson's solo homer


The Ducks struck first, as Reid Gorecki drove the second pitch of the game from Blue Crabs starter Hunter Jones over the wall for a solo home run. Southern Maryland would answer back to tie the game in the second and take a 3-1 lead in the third off Ducks starter Nick Singleton. A RBI single by Kevin Rios and a two-run triple by Richard Mercado highlighted the scoring.

Bryant Nelson got the Ducks back within one on a solo homer in the fourth, and Kraig Binick pulled the Flock even with a sac fly to right in the seventh. It would stay that way until the bottom of the 11th when a RBI single by Jeremy Owens gave Southern Maryland the win.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Singleton pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out four, and Jones tossed seven innings, yielding three runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Jim Ed Warden (4-7) got the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief, and Chris Flinn (0-4) took the loss, allowing the winning run on two hits and a walk in the 11th.

The Ducks return home on Thursday to begin a four-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Buddy Harrelson Bobbleheads, courtesy of Dantona Industries. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann gets the start for Long Island against Lancaster righty Dwayne Pollok.

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 make the game can follow all the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Watch Live icon on the homepage. Streaming video and audio will be available via iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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GAME DATE: 08/15/2012
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  4 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG
R.Gorecki CF        5  1  2  1  .271  J.Owens CF          6  0  3  1  .254
B.Nelson 2B         4  1  1  1  .268  M.Daniel RF         4  0  1  0  .266
B.Sing DH           5  0  0  0  .280  B.Barton DH         4  0  1  0  .319
M.Esquivel RF       5  1  1  0  .321  C.Benjamin 1B       3  1  1  0  .267
S.Williams 3B       5  0  1  0  .274  M.Padgett 3B        3  1  0  0  .253
J.Brodin 1B         4  0  1  0  .295  R.Mercado C         5  1  2  2  .281
K.Binick LF         3  0  0  1  .255  J.Shanks LF         4  0  1  0  .249
D.Lyons SS          3  0  0  0  .257  P.Figueroa 2B       4  1  0  0  .268
J.Johnson C         3  0  0  0  .198  K.Rios SS           5  0  2  1  .231
 T.Perez PH         1  0  0  0  .253       
 M.Canham C         0  0  0  0  .265       
                   38  3  6  3                           38  4 11  4

L Island             1 0 0   1 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 -  3  6  0
S Maryland           0 1 2   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 1 -  4 11  1
2B--J.Owens (18), B.Barton (18). 3B--R.Mercado (1). HR--R.Gorecki (7),
B.Nelson (10). RBI--R.Gorecki (35), B.Nelson (62), K.Binick (25), J.Owens
(46), R.Mercado  2 (21), K.Rios (14). SF--K.Binick (4). SH--B.Barton (0),
M.Padgett (0), J.Shanks (0). SB--B.Barton (20). E--P.Figueroa (13). 
LOB--L Island 5, S Maryland 12. DP--P. Figueroa(2B) - D. Jones(P) - C.
Benjamin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
N.Singleton                     5.0   6   3   3   2   4   0    4.84
J.Lansford                      1.1   2   0   0   2   0   0    5.79
E.Niesen                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.76
J.Lansford                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.32
J.Hill                          2.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.68
A.Benitez                       1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    6.23
C.Flinn (L,0-4)                 0.0   2   1   1   1   0   0   11.05
                               10    11   4   4   5   5   0
 S Maryland
D.Jones                         7.0   5   3   3   1   3   2    4.83
E.Morlan                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.83
C.Mobley                        1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    1.96
J.Warden (W,4-7)                2.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    6.00
                               11     6   3   3   2   7   2
WP--N.Singleton 2 (5), C.Flinn (2), J.Warden (9). SO--B.Sing 2, S.Williams
3, D.Lyons, J.Johnson, J.Owens, M.Daniel, R.Mercado, P.Figueroa, K.Rios.
BB--B.Nelson, D.Lyons, M.Daniel, C.Benjamin 2, M.Padgett, P.Figueroa.
BF--N.Singleton 23 (211), J.Lansford 8 (92), E.Niesen (228), J.Lansford
(172), J.Hill 6 (216), A.Benitez 4 (105), C.Flinn 3 (76), D.Jones 26 (257),
E.Morlan 3 (151), C.Mobley 3 (149), J.Warden 9 (214). P-S--N.Singleton
93-58, J.Lansford 22-13, E.Niesen 2-2, J.Lansford 4-2, J.Hill 24-16,
A.Benitez 19-14, C.Flinn 15-5, D.Jones 85-55, E.Morlan 9-6, C.Mobley 16-9,
J.Warden 32-21. 
T--3:28.  A--2011
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Hank Himmanen, Field Ump #1 - Chase Edmondson, Field Ump #2 - Matt Hensel