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DUCKS STORM PAST LANCASTER FOR SERIES WIN


(Central Islip, N.Y., May 23, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 10-5 on Wednesday night in the final game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Ray Navarrete's pair of two-run doubles and Shawn Williams' three-run homer

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Navarrete and Jason Monti talk about the series victory and the upcoming series vs. Bridgeport


The Ducks soared to a 6-0 lead with a run in the second and five in the third off Lancaster starter J.D. Durbin. A RBI single by Dan Lyons, a two-run double to left-center from Ray Navarrete and a three-run homer to left for Shawn Williams did the damage.

Lancaster got on the scoreboard with a run-scoring ground out from Brad Boyer off Ducks starter Jason Monti, but the Flock answered back with four more runs in the fourth. Bryant Nelson’s RBI single, another two-run double by Navarrete and a RBI double from James McOwen highlighted the scoring. The Barnstormers cut the deficit in half with four runs over the final three innings, but it wasn’t enough.

That was more than enough for Jason Monti (3-0) to get the win, tossing five innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three. Durbin (1-3) was saddled with the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits in just three innings of work.

Brandon Sing led the Ducks with three hits, while Navarrete, Nelson, McOwen, Kraig Binick and Matt Esquivel each added two. Navarrete’s four RBI were tops for Long Island as well.

The Ferry Cup Series returns to Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday night, as the Ducks host the Bridgeport Bluefish in the first game of a four-game set. 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 Duck Head Logo Baseball Cap, courtesy of Leviton. It’s also “Verace Thursdays” at the ballpark. Keep an eye out for Ducks staff members, who will be handing out coupons for discounts at Verace Authentic Italian Restaurant to fans. Baldwin native Joe Esposito gets the start for Long Island against Bridgeport lefty Gilbert De La Vara.

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 single in the fourth, Kraig Binick extended his on-base streak to 17 games. That surpasses Ryan Garko for the longest on-base streak by a Duck this year. The longest current on-base streak in the Atlantic League is 23 games, held by Bridgeport’s Prentice Redman…With two doubles, Ray Navarrete has now reached base safely in his last ten games. The seven-year Ducks has driven in 14 runs during that span and has collected hits in nine of those ten games. It was also his first four-RBI game of the season and sixth multi-RBI contest…The 15 hits set a new season-high for the Ducks in a game. The previous mark was 14, done on May 6 vs. Camden. Long Island also set a season-high with five doubles…The Ducks remained undefeated when leading after seven innings and are now 12-0 this season. The team is also unbeaten when scoring six or more runs at 12-0.

GAME DATE: 05/23/2012
Lancaster Barnstormers  5 AT Long Island Ducks  10

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Lancaster          AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
A.Godwin CF         4  0  1  0  .415  K.Binick CF         5  1  2  0  .283
 R.Harvey RF        1  0  0  0  .255  B.Nelson 3B         4  2  2  1  .250
B.Haveman CF,RF     5  0  0  1  .182   R.Gorecki 1B       1  0  0  0  .263
T.Tiffee 1B         5  1  2  2  .257  B.Sing DH           5  1  3  0  .232
T.Everidge DH       5  1  2  0  .226  M.Esquivel RF       4  1  2  0  .435
B.Gailen LF         3  1  1  0  .284  R.Navarrete 1B,2B   4  2  2  4  .278
B.Boyer 2B          4  0  1  1  .295  J.McOwen LF         3  2  2  1  .303
K.Kirkland 3B       4  0  0  0  .154  S.Williams C        4  1  1  3  .400
J.Pedroza SS        3  1  2  0  .279  W.Ortiz 2B,3B       3  0  0  0  .269
E.Frostad C         3  1  1  0  .351  D.Lyons SS          4  0  1  1  .291
                   37  5 10  4                           37 10 15 10

Lancaster            0 0 0   1 0 0   2 1 1 -  5 10  0
L Island             0 1 5   4 0 0   0 0 x - 10 15  2
2B--T.Everidge 2 (7), B.Nelson (6), B.Sing (5), R.Navarrete 2 (8), J.McOwen
(4). HR--T.Tiffee (5), S.Williams (2). RBI--B.Haveman (3), T.Tiffee  2
(15), B.Boyer (11), B.Nelson (19), R.Navarrete  4 (18), J.McOwen (9),
S.Williams  3 (10), D.Lyons (14). SB--B.Gailen (5), K.Binick (7).
E--J.McOwen (2), D.Lyons (3). 
LOB--Lancaster 9, L Island 5. DP--D. Lyons(SS) - R. Gorecki(1B), K.
Kirkland(3B) - T. Tiffee(1B), B. Boyer(2B) - J. Pedroza(SS) - T.
Tiffee(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Lancaster
J.Durbin (L,1-3)                3.0   7   6   6   2   1   1    6.27
D.Pollok                        1.0   5   4   4   0   1   0    5.73
J.Urquidez                      2.0   3   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
R.Peeples                       1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    3.38
M.Johnston                      1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.23
                                8    15  10  10   2   4   1
 L Island
J.Monti (W,3-0)                 5.0   4   1   1   0   3   0    3.60
C.Graham                        2.0   3   2   2   3   0   0    6.60
E.Niesen                        2.0   3   2   2   1   4   1    4.97
                                9    10   5   5   4   7   1
SO--A.Godwin, B.Haveman, T.Everidge, B.Gailen, K.Kirkland 3, R.Gorecki,
B.Sing, J.McOwen, S.Williams. BB--B.Gailen 2, J.Pedroza, E.Frostad,
J.McOwen, W.Ortiz. BF--J.Durbin 18 (142), D.Pollok 8 (51), J.Urquidez 7
(21), R.Peeples 3 (32), M.Johnston 3 (27), J.Monti 20 (104), C.Graham 11
(75), E.Niesen 10 (58). P-S--J.Durbin 58-34, D.Pollok 25-16, J.Urquidez
24-16, R.Peeples 11-8, M.Johnston 10-6, J.Monti 71-42, C.Graham 39-21,
E.Niesen 41-26. 
T--2:33.  A--4397
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Mark Facto, Field Ump #1 - James Pattison, Field Ump #2 - Ronnie Whitting