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EIGHTH INNING HOMER STUNS DUCKS

Brilliant start by DeBarr not enough in series finale

(Sugar Land, Texas, April 21, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in the final game of a four-game series at Constellation Field.

Ducks starter Nick DeBarr was spectacular on the mound, tossing six innings of perfect baseball. He retired all 18 batters he faced and struck out nine. Along with Jared Lansford and Eric Niesen, Ducks pitchers retired each of the first 22 Skeeters batters to come to the plate.

Long Island would crack the scoreboard first in the top of the seventh on a two-out solo homer to right by Ralph Henriquez, the team’s first longball of the season. However, in the top of the eighth, Dustin Martin singled for Sugar Land’s first hit, and Koby Clemens followed with a two-run homer to left.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Sugar Land righty Sean Gallagher threw four innings, allowing just two hits while striking out one. Greg Aquino (1-0) picked up the win after striking out the only batter he faced in the eighth inning. T.J. Hose (0-1) suffered the loss after yielding the home run to Clemens. Gary Majewski earned his second save with a perfect ninth.

Following a travel day on Monday, the Ducks will face the Lancaster Barnstormers in a re-match of last year’s Atlantic League Championship Series on Tuesday to open a three-game set. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Southpaw Bill Murphy takes the mound for Long Island against Lancaster righty Will Savage. Fans can follow all the action live online, with streaming audio available on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball.

The Ducks return home on Friday, April 26 for the 2013 home opener against the Skeeters. 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 Replica Championship Rings, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Prior to the game, the Ducks will also host a Championship Ring and Banner Raising Ceremony to celebrate the team’s 2012 Atlantic League championship. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:30 to enjoy this special moment in Ducks history.

Tickets for the game and all Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE.

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GAME DATE: 04/21/2013
Long Island Ducks  1 AT Sugar Land Skeeters  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Sugar Land         AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Barfield 2B       1  0  1  0  .214  F.Perez RF          3  0  0  0  .000
 M.Fleishman LF,PR  2  0  0  0  .000  A.Godwin CF         3  0  0  0  .182
J.Brodin RF         3  0  1  0  .231  C.Lambin 2B         3  0  0  0  .286
R.Navarrete 1B      3  0  0  0  .200  J.Pressley DH       3  0  0  0  .333
R.Castro C          3  0  0  0  .313  D.Martin LF         3  1  1  0  .308
B.Nelson 3B         4  0  0  0  .125  K.Clemens C         3  1  1  2  .273
A.Bailey CF         4  0  0  0  .176  A.Bates 1B          3  0  1  0  .222
R.Henriquez DH      3  1  1  1  .182  D.Ramos 3B          3  0  0  0  .077
G.Suarez 2B,LF      2  0  0  0  .286  A.Granato SS        3  0  0  0  .154
D.Lyons SS          3  0  1  0  .143       
                   28  1  4  1                           27  2  3  2

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   1 0 0 -  1  4  0
Sugar Land           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 2 x -  2  3  0
HR--R.Henriquez (1), K.Clemens (2). RBI--R.Henriquez (1), K.Clemens  2 (3).
HP--R.Navarrete (1). SB--J.Barfield (1). CS--M.Fleishman (1). 
LOB--L Island 5, Sugar Land 1. DP--A. Granato(SS) - C. Lambin(2B) - A.
Bates(1B), D. Ramos(3B) - C. Lambin(2B) - A. Bates(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
N.DeBarr                        6.0   0   0   0   0   9   0    0.00
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
E.Niesen                        0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0    3.38
T.Hose (L,0-1)                  0.0   2   1   1   0   0   1    5.40
J.Houser                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
                                8     3   2   2   0  10   1
 Sugar Land
S.Gallagher                     4.0   2   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
M.Nix                           3.2   2   1   1   3   4   1    2.45
G.Aquino (W,1-0)                0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
G.Majewski (S,2)                1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
                                9     4   1   1   4   7   1
HB--S.Gallagher (1). SO--M.Fleishman, J.Brodin, R.Navarrete, B.Nelson,
A.Bailey, R.Henriquez, G.Suarez, A.Godwin, C.Lambin 2, J.Pressley,
D.Martin, K.Clemens 2, D.Ramos 2, A.Granato. BB--M.Fleishman, J.Brodin,
R.Castro, G.Suarez. BF--N.DeBarr 18 (18), J.Lansford 3 (6), E.Niesen 2
(11), T.Hose 2 (8), J.Houser 2 (12), S.Gallagher 14 (14), M.Nix 15 (15),
G.Aquino (4), G.Majewski 3 (8). P-S--N.DeBarr 72-44, J.Lansford 14-10,
E.Niesen 9-7, T.Hose 11-6, J.Houser 7-4, S.Gallagher 59-37, M.Nix 66-40,
G.Aquino 5-3, G.Majewski 11-10. 
T--2:32.  A--5814

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 73, ESE 11 mph
Umpires: Plate Ump - Marty Bauer, Field Ump #1 - Andrew Steinberg - 1B, Field Ump #2 - Dan Kiley - 3B