(Central Islip, N.Y., May 18, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 10-9 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
Staten Island jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Ducks starter Stephen Tarpley on Angel Aguilar’s sacrifice fly to center field and John Nester’s two-run double to right-center. The FerryHawks doubled their lead to six in the fourth on a three-run double to right-center off the bat of Rymer Liriano.
The Ducks offense then erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth, including six off FerryHawks starter Anthony Rodriguez, to take a 10-6 lead. RBI singles by Alejandro De Aza and Rusney Castillo, a two-run single by Deven Marrero, and three-run home runs by Johnni Turbo and Sam Travis did the damage.
The FerryHawks closed to within a run on a run-scoring error in the fifth and RBI singles by Alfredo Reyes and Liriano in the seventh. However, Sandy Baez and Tyler Webb pitched 1-2-3 innings in the eighth and ninth to preserve the win.
Neither starter factored into the decision. Tarpley lasted two and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk with one strikeout. Rodriguez pitched three innings, conceding six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks. Dylan Peiffer (1-0) picked up the win, yielding one unearned run on one walk in one and one-third innings. Eddy Reynoso (1-2) took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits in one inning. Webb earned his fourth save with a perfect ninth inning.
Turbo and Travis led the Flock offensively with three hits and three RBIs apiece. Turbo walked and scored a run, while Travis scored twice.
The Ducks and FerryHawks wrap up their three-game set on Thursday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to enjoy a special buy one, get one half-price offer on all EBBS beer products and Fountain Hard Seltzer throughout the game. Right-hander Brett Kennedy (1-1, 3.51) toes the rubber for the Ducks against FerryHawks (0-2, 19.29).
Tickets for the game, and all Ducks games, are available by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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