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BLUEFISH SWIM PAST DUCKS WITH LATE RALLY


(Central Islip, N.Y., June 5, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-6 on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Reid Gorecki's two-run homer, Kraig Binick's RBI single and a two-run single by Shawn Williams

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Ray Navarrete and Armando Benitez talk about the game


Bridgeport struck first with three runs to open the game off Ducks starter Gustavo Chacin. Brock Peterson’s run-scoring double, Luis Lopez’ RBI sacrifice fly and James Simmons’ RBI single highlighted the scoring. Long Island would answer right back in the bottom of the frame off Bluefish starter Paul Oseguera with a two-run homer by Reid Gorecki to get within one.

Bridgeport got a run back in the second on a solo home run by Luis Rodriguez, but the Flock again answered with a RBI single by Kraig Binick and a run-scoring error to even the score at four. Shawn Williams broke the tie with a two-run single in the sixth, putting Long Island ahead 6-4, but the Bluefish grabbed the lead back in the top of the seventh with four runs against Jason Monti, highlighted by a three-run homer from Peterson.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Gustavo Chacin tossed six innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out three, and Oseguera tossed five innings, yielding six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks. Joe Bateman (2-0) got the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief, and Jason Monti (4-2) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on three hits in one-third of an inning. Jorge Julio earned his fifth save, pitching a scoreless ninth.

Binick paced the Ducks with two hits at the plate, while Gorecki and Williams chipped in two RBI apiece.

The Ferry Cup Series continues on Wednesday night, as the Ducks play the middle game of a three-game set against the cross-sound rival Bridgeport Bluefish. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 5:35. Righty Bob Zimmermann gets the start for Long Island against Bridgeport right-hander Raymar Diaz.

It will be an “Unused Ticket Day” at Bethpage Ballpark. Fans that did not make it out to a ballgame during the 2012 season and are still in possession of their unused tickets may exchange them for tickets of equal or lesser value at the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, subject to availability. Also, make sure you look for Ducks staff members, who will be handing out coupons for discounts at Long Island’s BeachTree Café!

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 www.liducks.com by clicking the Watch Live icon on the homepage. Streaming video and audio will be provided online by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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Duck Tales: Reid Gorecki hit his first home run at Bethpage Ballpark and second overall this year. Gorecki entered the game hitting .313 at the Duck Pond and batting .333 against lefties this season. The Ducks have now hit 40 home runs this year, good for second in the Atlantic League…With a walk, Ray Navarrete has now reached base safely in his last 23 games, the longest on-base streak by a Duck this season and second-longest active streak in the Atlantic League. The seven-year Duck has also picked up hits in 20 of his last 23 games…Kraig Binick collected two hits, giving him 11 multi-hit games this season. With two RBI, Shawn Williams has now driven in multiple runs in five games this season, while Gorecki has three multi-RBI contests.


GAME DATE: 06/05/2012
Bridgeport Bluefish  8 AT Long Island Ducks  6

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Bridgeport         AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Jones LF          4  1  2  0  .310  K.Binick CF         5  1  2  1  .270
E.Rogers SS         5  2  1  0  .268  R.Gorecki RF        5  1  1  2  .290
P.Redman RF         5  2  3  1  .300  R.Navarrete 2B      4  0  0  0  .326
B.Peterson 1B       5  2  3  4  .252  M.Esquivel LF       5  0  1  0  .347
L.Lopez 3B          4  0  1  1  .270  B.Sing DH           4  1  0  0  .226
J.Simmons CF        5  0  1  1  .182  B.Nelson 3B         4  1  1  0  .238
L.Rodriguez C       5  1  4  1  .278  S.Williams 1B       3  0  1  2  .368
E.Ayala DH          4  0  0  0  .167  J.Johnson C         3  1  1  0  .253
P.Lopez 2B          2  0  0  0  .240  D.Lyons SS          4  1  1  0  .252
                   39  8 15  8                           37  6  8  5

Bridgeport           3 1 0   0 0 0   4 0 0 -  8 15  3
L Island             2 2 0   0 0 2   0 0 0 -  6  8  0
2B--K.Jones (8), P.Redman (14), B.Peterson (9), L.Rodriguez (3), B.Nelson
(10). HR--B.Peterson (8), L.Rodriguez (2), R.Gorecki (2). RBI--P.Redman
(22), B.Peterson  4 (28), L.Lopez (18), J.Simmons (1), L.Rodriguez (11),
K.Binick (13), R.Gorecki  2 (12), S.Williams  2 (18). SF--L.Lopez (1).
CS--E.Ayala (1). E--E.Rogers (7), L.Lopez (7), P.Lopez (3). 
LOB--Bridgeport 9, L Island 8. DP--P. Oseguera(P) - E. Rogers(SS) - B.
Peterson(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Bridgeport
P.Oseguera                      5.0   6   6   5   3   5   1    3.77
J.Bateman (W,2-0)               2.0   0   0   0   0   3   0    6.94
J.Bayliss                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.88
J.Julio (S,5)                   1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    7.88
                                9     8   6   5   4   9   1
 L Island
G.Chacin                        6.0   8   4   4   2   3   1    5.70
J.Monti (L,4-2)                 0.1   3   4   4   2   0   1    3.82
J.Hill                          0.2   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.68
A.Benitez                       1.0   2   0   0   0   0   0    9.00
J.Lansford                      1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    2.25
                                9    15   8   8   4   7   2
WP--J.Julio (2). SO--K.Jones, J.Simmons 3, E.Ayala 3, R.Gorecki, M.Esquivel
3, B.Sing 3, J.Johnson, D.Lyons. BB--K.Jones, E.Ayala, P.Lopez 2,
R.Navarrete, B.Sing, S.Williams, J.Johnson. BF--P.Oseguera 25 (185),
J.Bateman 7 (104), J.Bayliss 4 (105), J.Julio 5 (43), G.Chacin 26 (106),
J.Monti 6 (150), J.Hill 3 (94), A.Benitez 5 (11), J.Lansford 4 (33).
P-S--P.Oseguera 98-64, J.Bateman 27-20, J.Bayliss 11-7, J.Julio 23-10,
G.Chacin 91-53, J.Monti 20-10, J.Hill 13-9, A.Benitez 13-12, J.Lansford
18-11. 
T--3:14.  A--5011

Umpires: Plate Ump - Pat McLaughlin, Field Ump #1 - Eric Diaz, Field Ump #2 - Mike Terry