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DUCKS SQUARE OFF WITH "ROCKET" IN TEXAS


(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 7, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-0 on Friday night in the first game of a four-game series at Constellation Field.

GAME VIDEO: Matt Esquivel singles to left off Roger Clemens

GAME AUDIO: Matt Esquivel singles off Clemens

GAME VIDEO: Ray Navarrete singles to center off Roger Clemens

GAME AUDIO: Ray Navarrete singles off Clemens

GAME VIDEO: Roger Clemens exits after four and two-thirds innings of work

Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens started for the Skeeters and was credited with the win. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, yielding singles to Matt Esquivel in the second and Ray Navarrete in the fourth. He did not allow a walk and struck out just one.

Sugar Land took a 3-0 lead in the opening inning against Ducks starter Randy Keisler. A two out three-run double by Josh Pressley did the damage. It would stay that way until the eighth inning with Pressley added a RBI single, scoring Koby Clemens, the son of Roger Clemens.

Keisler (4-2), making his first start with the Ducks since June 25, suffered the loss. He surrendered three unearned runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in six innings.

The Ducks and Skeeters continue their series on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 8:05 PM EDT from Constellation Field. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio at MyCountry 96.1 FM and online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann gets the start for the Ducks against Skeeters lefty Jason Lane.

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, September 11 to open a seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. It’s 9/11 Responders Night at the ballpark, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Baseball Caps, courtesy of the WTC Health Program. At 5:00, a steel beam from the World Trade Center will be donated to Ducks founder and CEO Frank Boulton and permanently affixed to the grounds outside Bethpage Ballpark. 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.

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GAME DATE: 09/07/2012
Long Island Ducks  0 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
D.Lyons SS          4  0  1  0  .256  D.Ramos SS          4  1  2  0  .277
B.Nelson 3B         4  0  1  0  .261  O.Castro 3B         4  1  1  0  .297
R.Navarrete 2B      4  0  1  0  .302  J.Lane DH           4  1  1  0  .275
B.Sing 1B           4  0  0  0  .290  S.Moss LF           4  0  1  0  .251
T.Perez LF          3  0  0  0  .298  K.Clemens C         4  1  1  0  .250
M.Esquivel RF       3  0  1  0  .313  J.Pressley 1B       4  0  3  3  .279
 J.Brodin RF        0  0  0  0  .283  D.Cesar RF          4  0  1  0  .274
L.Cruz DH           3  0  0  0  .125  B.Bell CF           3  0  0  0  .283
M.Canham C          3  0  0  0  .245  I.Suarez 2B         3  0  1  0  .211
K.Binick CF         3  0  0  0  .254       
                   31  0  4  0                           34  4 11  3

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  4  1
Sugar Land           3 0 0   0 0 0   0 1 x -  4 11  0
2B--K.Clemens (1), J.Pressley (21), I.Suarez (18). RBI--J.Pressley  3 (69).
E--R.Keisler (1). 
LOB--L Island 4, Sugar Land 6. DP--R. Navarrete(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - B.
Sing(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
R.Keisler (L,4-2)               6.0   9   3   0   0   2   0    2.44
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    3.02
A.Benitez                       1.0   2   1   1   0   0   0    6.18
                                8    11   4   1   0   4   0
 Sugar Land
R.Clemens (W,1-0)               4.2   2   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
J.Farnsworth                    2.1   1   0   0   0   1   0    5.56
R.Giron                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.91
G.Majewski                      1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.82
                                9     4   0   0   0   4   0
PB--M.Canham. SO--B.Sing, T.Perez, L.Cruz, M.Canham, O.Castro, S.Moss 2,
I.Suarez. BF--R.Keisler 26 (295), J.Lansford 3 (228), A.Benitez 5 (130),
R.Clemens 16 (27), J.Farnsworth 8 (149), R.Giron 3 (113), G.Majewski 4
(253). P-S--R.Keisler 82-53, J.Lansford 17-12, A.Benitez 21-13, R.Clemens
54-33, J.Farnsworth 18-14, R.Giron 12-11, G.Majewski 14-11. 
T--2:38.  A--8597
The 8,597 in attendance was the 56th sellout for the Sugar Land Skeeters at
Constellation Field this season in 60 games.  It was also is the record for
most fans in attendance in team history.

Weather: Sunny - Wind N-15mph - 94
Umpires: Plate Ump - Marty Bauer, Field Ump #1 - David Mills (1B), Field Ump #2 - Ronnie Whitting (3B)