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FIVE-RUN SEVENTH LEADS FLOCK PAST BLUE CRABS


(Central Islip, N.Y., June 15, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 6-0 on Friday night in the second game of a four-game set at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: RBI triple from Lyons, RBI singles from Gorecki and Esquivel and a sac fly from Nelson

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Ray Navarrete and Bryant Nelson talk about the shutout win


Both teams exchanged zeroes until the fourth when Bryant Nelson grounded a RBI single to center off Blue Crabs starter Nick Green to put the Ducks up 1-0. It stayed that way until the seventh when Long Island put up five runs against the Southern Maryland bullpen. A RBI triple from Dan Lyons, RBI singles from Reid Gorecki and Matt Esquivel, a run-scoring wild pitch and a sac fly from Nelson did the damage.

That was all Ducks starter Gustavo Chacin (1-2) would need to earn his first win of the season, as he tossed six and one-third shutout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out three. Green (4-3) took the loss despite allowing just one run on six hits in six innings.

Lyons and Ray Navarrete led the Flock with three hits apiece, while Nelson drove in two runs to lead the way.

The Ducks and Blue Crabs continue their series on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Riverhead Bay Motors. In addition, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more at Dick’s Sporting Goods to fans. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann takes the mound for Long Island against Southern Maryland righty Matthew Vasquez.

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: With a RBI single in the first, Bryant Nelson moved into second place on the Ducks with 31 RBI this season. Ray Navarrete leads the team with 35 runs batted in…With two hits, Ray Navarrete picked up his 17th multi-hit game this season, a team high. He is tied for the team-lead with 11 two-hit games and has the team lead with five three-hit contests...With three more hits, Dan Lyons earned his third three-hit game and 11th multi-hit game this year. He entered the game hitting .529 in his last five games…Gustavo Chacin picked up his first win of the season with six and one-third shutout innings, the second time he held a team scoreless in a start. Chacin threw seven scoreless frames at Camden on May 30…The crowd of 6,011 was the Ducks’ fourth past-capacity crowd of the season. Long Island has now hosted 605 all-time sellouts, the most in Atlantic League history.

GAME DATE: 06/15/2012
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs  0 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
S Maryland         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
P.Figueroa SS       4  0  0  0  .286  K.Binick CF         3  1  0  0  .283
C.Hu DH             4  0  0  0  .342  R.Gorecki RF        4  1  1  1  .282
C.Benjamin LF       2  0  0  0  .306  R.Navarrete 2B      4  2  3  0  .335
J.Gutierrez 1B      4  0  2  0  .300  M.Esquivel DH       4  0  2  1  .344
B.Barton RF         4  0  1  0  .292  B.Sing 1B           3  0  0  0  .224
M.Padgett 3B        3  0  1  0  .254  B.Nelson 3B         3  0  1  2  .228
C.Lopez C           3  0  0  0  .267  J.McOwen LF         4  0  0  0  .243
D.Espinosa 2B       3  0  0  0  .223  J.Johnson C         4  1  1  0  .240
J.Owens CF          4  0  1  0  .243  D.Lyons SS          4  1  3  1  .285
                   31  0  5  0                           33  6 11  5

S Maryland           0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  5  0
L Island             0 0 0   1 0 0   5 0 x -  6 11  0
2B--J.Owens (10), J.Johnson (8). 3B--D.Lyons (2). RBI--R.Gorecki (17),
M.Esquivel (14), B.Nelson  2 (32), D.Lyons (29). SF--B.Nelson (3).
SH--C.Lopez (0), K.Binick (0). SB--D.Lyons (5). 
LOB--S Maryland 9, L Island 7. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 S Maryland
N.Green (L,4-3)                 6.0   6   1   1   0   4   0    2.99
E.Morlan                        0.1   2   3   3   1   1   0    2.53
C.Mobley                        0.0   3   2   2   1   0   0    4.50
C.Manning                       0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.88
J.Baker                         1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.38
                                8    11   6   6   2   6   0
 L Island
G.Chacin (W,1-2)                6.1   4   0   0   3   3   0    5.20
J.Hill                          0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.00
J.Hunton                        1.0   1   0   0   1   0   0    5.79
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.09
                                9     5   0   0   4   3   0
WP--C.Mobley (2). SO--C.Benjamin, B.Barton, J.Owens, K.Binick, R.Gorecki,
M.Esquivel, J.McOwen 2, J.Johnson. BB--C.Benjamin 2, M.Padgett, D.Espinosa,
K.Binick, B.Sing. BF--N.Green 24 (266), E.Morlan 4 (81), C.Mobley 4 (39),
C.Manning 2 (105), J.Baker 3 (20), G.Chacin 26 (160), J.Hill 2 (111),
J.Hunton 5 (22), J.Lansford 3 (48). P-S--N.Green 99-67, E.Morlan 17-10,
C.Mobley 14-9, C.Manning 10-6, J.Baker 5-3, G.Chacin 93-55, J.Hill 6-6,
J.Hunton 21-11, J.Lansford 6-4. 
T--2:53.  A--6011 
Umpires: Plate Ump - David Mills, Field Ump #1 - Frank Leparik, Field Ump #2 - Marty Bauer