(Photo courtesy of Jim McKenzie)
(Lancaster, Pa., August 10, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 7-1 on Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game midweek series from Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Long Island took a 1-0 advantage in the top of the third inning versus Lancaster starting pitcher Gray Fenter as Lew Ford reached on an infield single which allowed Phil Caulfield to score from second who hustled home on a missed catch error by Andretty Cordero at first base after Caulfield doubled with one man down earlier in the frame to extend his on base-streak to 13 consecutive games overall. Lancaster tied the game at one in the fourth against Ducks starter Sandy Baez courtesy of an opposite field solo home run to right center off the bat of Cordero.
The Barnstormers went ahead for good in the fifth 3-1 thanks to an RBI double from Melvin Mercedes and a run-scoring base knock produced by Cordero. The home team batted around in the seventh and added three insurance runs for a 6-1 cushion on a two-run single by Trace Loehr and another RBI two-base hit from Mercedes. Lancaster put the icing on the cake in the eighth as Jake Hoover cracked a solo four-bagger to right center to give the game its final score of 7-1.
Fenter (2-0) was the winner, allowing one run on five hits across five innings pitched, walking two while striking out six. Baez (3-3) suffered the loss, giving up two runs on six hits (one home run) over four and one-third innings of work, striking out two batters in the process. Ford and Alejandro De Aza had a pair of hits each in defeat.
The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their three-game set on Thursday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans 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. Right-hander Ryan Meisinger (3-2, 5.29) gets the start for the Long Island against Lancaster righty Erik Manoah (3-1, 3.59).
Long Island returns home on Friday, August 12, to begin a three-game set against the Charleston Dirty Birds. 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 Suffolk County Boy Scouts Night, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Baseball Caps, courtesy of Dime Bank. It’s also an Angela’s Pizza Friday! A player on the Dirty Birds will be designated as the K-Man. If he strikes out during the game, all fans can show their game ticket to enjoy a special offer throughout the rest of the weekend at Angela’s Pizzeria of Islip. 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.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League is the first Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. The ALPB has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing 44 million fans to its family friendly ballparks over its 24-year history. For more information, please visit AtlanticLeague.com.