(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 6-3 on Thursday night in the rubber game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
Long Island took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice foul fly off the bat of Alejandro De Aza that scored Phil Caulfield. A three-run second inning off Barnstormers starter Oscar De La Cruz, highlighted by L.J. Mazzilli’s RBI fielder’s choice and Deibinson Romero’s two-out, two-run double to right, extended the Ducks advantage to four.
Lancaster got on the scoreboard in the sixth courtesy of a two-out RBI single through the right side from Trayvon Robinson off Ducks starter Joe Iorio. An RBI double to right by Anthony Peroni and a sac fly to right off the bat of Joseph Carpenter in the seventh closed the gap to 4-3. However, the Ducks countered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame on Romero’s RBI single to right and Jose Sermo’s sac fly to center.
Iorio (10-4) earned the win, tossing six innings of three-run ball, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five. De La Cruz (8-3) took the loss, yielding four runs on five hits and three walks over six innings with six strikeouts. Tyler Webb collected his 13th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Romero led the Flock offensively with two hits and three RBIs. De Aza added two hits, an RBI and two runs.
The Ducks hit the road on Friday to open a three-game series against the Staten Island FerryHawks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park. 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 Scott Harkin (9-4, 4.64) gets the start for the Ducks against FerryHawks righty Hector Guance (4-6, 6.50).
Long Island returns home on Friday, September 9, to start another three-game set with the FerryHawks. 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 1,500 fans in attendance will receive QuackerJack and Scoop Posters, courtesy of Newsday. It’s also an EBBS Craft Beer/Fountain Hard Seltzer Takeover at the ballpark and an Angela’s Pizza Friday. 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.
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