(Photo courtesy of Jim McKenzie)

(Staten Island, N.Y., May 9, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 7-2 on Wednesday evening in the final game of a three-game series at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.

The Ducks plated three runs in the opening inning against FerryHawks starter Mike Shawaryn on Tyler Dearden’s two-run double and an error that scored Dearden from second. Staten Island closed to within 3-2 in the fourth on Taylor Motter’s two-run homer to center field off Ducks starter Wei-Yin Chen.

Long Island responded with a four-run fifth inning to open up a five-run advantage. Frank Schwindel’s RBI single and Ryan McBroom’s three-run home run did the damage.

Chen (1-1) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out two. Shawaryn (1-1) took the loss, yielding seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits in five innings with two strikeouts. John LaRossa and Justin Alintoff combined for three scoreless innings of relief to preserve the win.

Schwindel and Dearden led the Ducks offense with three hits apiece, combining to drive in three runs and score three. Jackie Bradley Jr. added two hits and two runs.

The Ducks return home on Friday night to open a three-game set against the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars. 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 Tap Room Friday, and as fans exit the ballpark, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for 20% off your entire check (dine-in) and 50% off your first online or mobile app order from Tap Room. Right-hander Daniel Corcino (0-0, 2.70) gets the start for the Ducks against Flying Boxcars lefty Joe Palumbo (0-0, 1.50).

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 live on FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks are in their 24th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. They are the all-time leader in wins and attendance in Atlantic League history, led all MLB Partner Leagues in attendance in 2023, and have sold out a record 706 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its third decade, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. Over its 25-year history, the ALPB has sent over 1,400 players to MLB organizations while drawing over 47 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.