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BARNSTORMERS BEST DUCKS IN HOMESTAND OPENER


(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-4 on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Lee Cruz and Ray Navarrete make nice defensive plays, and Bryant Nelson hits a grand slam

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and Bryant Nelson talk about the game


Lancaster jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two runs in the first inning and another in the fifth against Ducks starter Chris McCoy. A RBI double by Blake Gailen, a sac fly off the bat of Tommy Everidge and a RBI single by Fehlandt Lentini did the damage. Three more runs in the eighth inning extended the lead to six.

Long Island cut the deficit back to two in the bottom of the eighth on Bryant Nelson’s grand slam to right field. However, the Ducks could not pull even.

Dwayne Pollok (13-3) started for Lancaster and earned the win, tossing seven and one-third innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts. McCoy (2-3) took the loss, surrendering six runs (five earned) on 11 hits while striking out four in seven and one-third innings. Tim Hamulack earned his 31st save with a scoreless ninth.

Nelson led the Ducks with two hits.

The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their series on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m. with the ballpark gates opening at a special time of 4:40 for a 19th century-style baseball game featuring the New York Mutuals. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive Team Photos, courtesy of the QuackerJack Foundation. Southpaw Jino Gonzalez gets the start for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Alan Johnson.

It’s also an Unused Ticket Day at the ballpark! Fans who could not make it out to a ballgame earlier this season and are still in possession of their unused tickets may exchange them at the Bethpage Ballpark box office, subject to availability, to Wednesday's game.

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 provided by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.


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Duck Tales: Bryant Nelson’s grand slam in the eighth inning was his second grand slam of the year and the Ducks’ fourth of the season. Nelson has now driven in 20 runs in 14 at-bats with the bases loaded in 2012. The homer was his 13th of the season, and he is now second on the team with 75 runs batted in…Ray Navarrete picked up a single to extend his hitting streak to five games. In that span, he is hitting .381 (8-for-21) with a run batted in and a run scored…Jared Lansford continued his dominance at home with a scoreless innings. In 23 home games, he now has a 2.10 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 30 innings. He has also now pitched seven innings against the Barnstormers this season without allowing an earned run.


GAME DATE: 09/11/2012
Lancaster Barnstormers  6 AT Long Island Ducks  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
A.Godwin CF         5  1  3  0  .335  D.Lyons SS          3  1  1  0  .254
G.Mejia 2B          5  2  1  0  .333  B.Nelson 3B         4  1  2  4  .264
B.Gailen LF         5  0  2  1  .338  R.Navarrete 2B      4  0  1  0  .306
F.Lentini RF        4  1  2  2  .337  B.Sing DH           4  0  1  0  .283
T.Everidge DH       4  0  0  1  .249  J.Brodin 1B         4  0  0  0  .281
E.Frostad C         4  1  0  0  .302  M.Esquivel RF       4  0  0  0  .300
T.Denker 1B         4  1  2  1  .328  L.Cruz LF           3  1  1  0  .176
B.Hunt 3B           4  0  2  1  .345  M.Canham C          3  0  0  0  .240
K.Haines SS         4  0  1  0  .224   S.Williams PH      1  0  0  0  .275
                                      K.Binick CF         3  1  1  0  .257
                   39  6 13  6                           33  4  7  4

Lancaster            2 0 0   0 1 0   0 3 0 -  6 13  1
L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 4 0 -  4  7  2
2B--B.Gailen (25), T.Denker (14), B.Nelson (29), K.Binick (14).
HR--F.Lentini (18), B.Nelson (13). RBI--B.Gailen (83), F.Lentini  2 (88),
T.Everidge (40), T.Denker (26), B.Hunt (18), B.Nelson  4 (75).
SF--T.Everidge (7). CS--A.Godwin (14). E--B.Hunt (9), B.Nelson 2 (19). 
LOB--Lancaster 8, L Island 4. DP--K. Haines(SS) - G. Mejia(2B) - T.
Denker(1B), K. Haines(SS) - G. Mejia(2B) - T. Denker(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
D.Pollok (W,13-3)               7.1   3   2   2   2   2   0    2.22
J.Bateman                       0.0   2   2   2   0   0   1    6.43
J.Bennett                       0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0    3.60
T.Hamulack (S,31)               1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.05
                                9     7   4   4   2   4   1
 L Island
C.McCoy (L,2-3)                 7.1  11   6   5   1   4   1    6.14
C.Graham                        0.2   2   0   0   0   2   0    4.42
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.96
                                9    13   6   5   1   6   1
SO--A.Godwin, G.Mejia 2, E.Frostad 2, T.Denker, R.Navarrete, J.Brodin,
M.Esquivel, S.Williams. BB--F.Lentini, D.Lyons, L.Cruz. BF--D.Pollok 27
(547), J.Bateman 2 (92), J.Bennett 2 (193), T.Hamulack 4 (184), C.McCoy 34
(34), C.Graham 4 (268), J.Lansford 3 (231). P-S--D.Pollok 94-62, J.Bateman
11-6, J.Bennett 5-4, T.Hamulack 20-15, C.McCoy 120-78, C.Graham 22-15,
J.Lansford 12-7. 
T--3:04.  A--4804

Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Beaver, Field Ump #1 - Manolo Alejandro, Field Ump #2 - Eric Diaz