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SKEETERS EDGE DUCKS ON WALK-OFF HIT


(Sugar Land, Texas, May 11, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Sugar Land Skeeters 2-1 on Friday night in the first game ever between the two franchises.

The Ducks got on the scoreboard first in the second inning against Skeeters starter Matt Wright. Lew Ford tripled and came home to score on a RBI single by James McOwen. Sugar Land tied it at one in the fifth against Ducks starter Randy Keisler. Ofilio Castro doubled and came home to score on a fielding error.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the ninth when Jason Botts walked to lead off the inning. He then stole second and came around to score on a RBI single to right by Castro off Ducks reliever Connor Graham.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Keisler gave up one unearned run on two hits in five innings, while Wright tossed seven innings of one-run ball, allowing eight hits with four strikeouts. Gary Majewski (1-0) got the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief, and Graham (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing the winning run in two-thirds of an inning.

Ford and McOwen each had two hits to lead the Ducks at the plate.

Long Island and Sugar Land continue their six-game series on Saturday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. CST at Constellation Field. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio at MyCountry 96.1 FM, with Michael Polak calling the play-by-play. The game can also be heard online at www.liducks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon on the homepage.

The Ducks return home on Friday, May 18 to begin a 10-game homestand, as they host the Somerset Patriots for a three-game series. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. It’s “Don’t Zone Out Night” at the ballpark, and the first 2,500 fans will receive a Ducks Static Cling Decal, courtesy of CSEA. 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.

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GAME DATE: 05/11/2012
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
K.Binick LF         4  0  1  0  .242  B.Harrison DH       4  0  0  0  .283
B.Nelson 3B         4  0  0  0  .218  D.Locke LF          4  0  1  0  .304
B.Sing 1B           4  0  0  0  .212  J.Botts RF          3  1  0  0  .368
R.Garko DH          4  0  1  0  .426  J.Pressley 1B       4  0  0  0  .259
R.Navarrete 2B      4  0  1  0  .260  J.Van Ostrand 3B    4  0  0  0  .333
L.Ford CF           2  1  2  0  .389  O.Castro SS         4  1  3  1  .750
J.McOwen RF         2  0  2  1  .359  B.Bell CF           3  0  0  0  .197
J.Johnson C         3  0  0  0  .258  O.Martinez C        3  0  0  0  .222
D.Lyons SS          3  0  1  0  .325  M.Cabral 2B         2  0  0  0  .087
                   30  1  8  1                           31  2  4  1

L Island             0 1 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  8  1
Sugar Land           0 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1 -  2  4  0
2B--L.Ford (5), O.Castro 2 (2). 3B--L.Ford (2). RBI--J.McOwen (3), O.Castro
(1). HP--L.Ford (2). SB--J.Botts (2). CS--K.Binick (1). E--D.Lyons (1). 
LOB--L Island 4, Sugar Land 5. DP--D. Locke(LF) - M. Cabral(2B) - D.
Locke(LF), O. Castro(SS) - M. Cabral(2B) - J. Pressley(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
R.Keisler                       5.0   2   1   0   1   3   0    1.80
E.Niesen                        1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.68
J.Hill                          2.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    8.22
C.Graham (L,0-1)                0.2   1   1   1   1   1   0    9.00
                              8.2     4   2   1   2   4   0
 Sugar Land
M.Wright                        7.0   8   1   1   1   4   0    2.35
G.Majewski (W,1-0)              2.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.23
                                9     8   1   1   1   4   0
HB--M.Wright (2). SO--B.Nelson, B.Sing, R.Garko, D.Lyons, J.Botts,
J.Pressley 2, M.Cabral. BB--J.McOwen, J.Botts, M.Cabral. BF--R.Keisler 19
(44), E.Niesen 3 (31), J.Hill 7 (36), C.Graham 4 (40), M.Wright 26 (90),
G.Majewski 6 (29). P-S--R.Keisler 67-41, E.Niesen 14-11, J.Hill 14-11,
C.Graham 21-11, M.Wright 99-62, G.Majewski 24-15. 
T--2:30.  A--7248

Weather: Partly Cloudy-13 mph SSE wind-7
Umpires: Plate Ump - Patrick McLaughlin, Field Ump #1 - Eric Diaz (1B), Field Ump #2 - Mike Terry (3B)