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KEISLER SHUTS DOWN BARNSTORMERS


(Central Islip, N.Y., May 22, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 7-0 on Tuesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Randy Keisler's inning-ending strikeout, Brandon Sing's grand slam and Wilberto Ortiz' solo homer

POSTGAME VIDEO: Keisler, Kevin Baez and Sing talk about the shutout victory

Long Island struck first with two runs in the opening inning off former Duck John Halama. Kraig Binick scored on an error off a bunt single by Bryant Nelson, and Reid Gorecki blooped a RBI single to right-center.

It stayed that way until the seventh when the Ducks loaded the bases on an error, a walk and an infield single. With two outs, Brandon Sing launched a grand slam over the left field wall to extend the lead to six. Wilberto Ortiz added a solo blast to left in the eighth to round out the scoring.

That was more than enough for Randy Keisler (2-1) to get the win, as he tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just seven hits while striking out eight. Halama (3-2) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs (two earned) on nine hits in six and two-thirds innings.

Binick, Nelson and Ortiz each had two hits to lead the Flock.

The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their series on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will take home a “Fun Begins Here” T-Shirt, courtesy of Brown’s Jeep Chrysler Dodge RAM. It’s also “Long Island’s Beachtree Café Wednesdays” at the ballpark. Keep an eye out for Ducks staff members, who will be handing out coupons for discounts at Long Island’s Beachtree Café to fans. Right-hander Jason Monti gets the start for Long Island against Lancaster righty J.D. Durbin.

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 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 double in the first, Kraig Binick extended his on-base streak to 16 games. That ties Ryan Garko for the longest on-base streak by a Duck this year at 16 games. The longest current on-base streak in the Atlantic League is 21 games, held by Bridgeport’s Prentice Redman…With a single in the first, Ray Navarrete has now reached base safely in his last eight games. The seven-year Ducks has collected hits in seven of those eight games…By pitching seven innings, Randy Keisler tossed his longest outing of the season. The southpaw equaled his longest outing with the Ducks in 2010, which was done in three consecutive games from August 20-30. Keisler also picked up eight strikeouts, the most by a Ducks pitcher in a game this season. The Texas native also struck out eight batters with Long Island on September 4, 2010 against Bridgeport…Brandon Sing’s grand slam was his team-high sixth home run of the year and the Ducks’ third grand slam in 2012. Long Island launched six grand slams during the 2011 season. The first-year Duck also tied Bryant Nelson for the team-lead in RBI with 18…Wilberto Ortiz’ solo homer was his second of the year, both of them off of lefty pitchers. The Ducks have now hit 26 homers this season, good for second in the Atlantic League.

GAME DATE: 05/22/2012
Lancaster Barnstormers  0 AT Long Island Ducks  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
A.Godwin CF         5  0  2  0  .422  K.Binick CF         3  2  2  0  .277
F.Lentini LF        4  0  0  0  .409  B.Nelson 3B         4  2  2  0  .240
T.Tiffee 1B         4  0  1  0  .250  B.Sing DH           4  1  1  4  .203
T.Everidge DH       4  0  2  0  .216  M.Esquivel LF       3  0  1  0  .421
J.Merchan SS        3  0  1  0  .479  R.Navarrete 1B      4  0  1  0  .269
 B.Boyer 2B         1  0  0  0  .297  R.Gorecki RF        3  0  1  1  .278
R.Harvey RF         4  0  1  0  .259  W.Ortiz 2B          4  1  2  1  .286
K.Kirkland 3B       4  0  0  0  .167  J.Johnson C         4  1  0  0  .213
J.Pedroza 2B,SS     4  0  0  0  .259  D.Lyons SS          3  0  0  0  .293
F.Hernandez C       4  0  2  0  .226       
                   37  0  9  0                           32  7 10  6

Lancaster            0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  9  2
L Island             2 0 0   0 0 0   4 1 x -  7 10  1
2B--A.Godwin (7), T.Everidge 2 (5), F.Hernandez (2), K.Binick (4).
HR--B.Sing (6), W.Ortiz (2). RBI--B.Sing  4 (18), R.Gorecki (2), W.Ortiz
(9). CS--B.Nelson (2). E--T.Tiffee (5), K.Kirkland (4), R.Navarrete (2). 
LOB--Lancaster 11, L Island 4. DP--K. Kirkland(3B) - T. Tiffee(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
J.Halama (L,3-2)                6.2   9   6   2   3   2   1    2.21
J.Bennett                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    4.32
T.Hamulack                      0.1   1   1   1   0   1   1    5.63
                                8    10   7   3   3   5   2
 L Island
R.Keisler (W,2-1)               7.0   7   0   0   1   8   0    2.35
J.Hill                          1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    4.91
D.Meyer                         1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.13
                                9     9   0   0   1  11   0
WP--J.Halama (2). SO--A.Godwin 2, F.Lentini 2, T.Everidge, K.Kirkland 4,
J.Pedroza 2, M.Esquivel 2, R.Gorecki 2, J.Johnson. BB--F.Lentini, K.Binick,
M.Esquivel, R.Gorecki. BF--J.Halama 30 (168), J.Bennett 3 (36), T.Hamulack
2 (33), R.Keisler 30 (100), J.Hill 4 (65), D.Meyer 4 (57). P-S--J.Halama
108-63, J.Bennett 10-8, T.Hamulack 8-5, R.Keisler 103-69, J.Hill 15-10,
D.Meyer 13-7. 
T--2:48.  A--4918

Umpires: Plate Ump - Ronnie Whitting, Field Ump #1 - Mark Facto, Field Ump #2 - James Pattison