(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Charleston Dirty Birds 14-6 on Sunday evening in the final game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
Charleston was led at the plate by Dwight Smith Jr. He finished the day 4-for-5 at the plate with a double, a home run, five RBIs and three runs scored. Yefri Perez and Clayton Mehlbauer each recorded three hits for the visitors, with Perez driving in a run and both players scoring three times. Justin O’Conner added two hits, three RBIs, a run and a walk.
Long Island had four players collect two hits in the ballgame. One of them was Brantley Bell, who also drove in a pair of runs. Alejandro De Aza’s two hits included a solo homer, his fourth of the season, and he finished with two runs scored plus a walk. Wilson Ramos and Joe DeCarlo added a run each along with their two hits. Alex Dickerson launched a homer as well for the Ducks, his team-leading and career-high 20th of the season.
Dirty Birds starter Kit Scheetz (7-10) earned the win, tossing five innings of three-run ball, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out six. Ducks starter Kyle Lobstein (3-4) took the loss, giving up nine runs on 12 hits and two walks over five innings with four strikeouts.
The Ducks continue their homestand on Tuesday night when they open a three-game series against the Gastonia Honey Hunters. 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). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive 2013 Atlantic League Champions Posters as part of the 2013 Championship 10th Anniversary Series. It’s a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark as well, and if the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Right-hander Robert Stock (8-2, 3.79) gets the start for the Ducks against a Honey Hunters starter to be determined.
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home 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 the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8.5 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).
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