(Photo courtesy of Jim McKenzie)

(Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 15, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 7-6 on Wednesday evening in the continuation of Tuesday’s suspended series-opener at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Brantley Bell’s RBI double to left field and Ernie Geraci’s RBI single to left, his first hit and RBI as a Duck, gave Long Island a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Lancaster tied the game at two in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single to right by Wilson Garcia.

Carlos Castro immediately put the Ducks back in front with a two-run home run to right field in the seventh, making it a 4-2 game. However, a four-run rally with two outs in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by Yeison Coca’s two-run single and Andretty Cordero’s two-run double, put the Barnstormers on top 4-2.

Alex Dickerson crushed a mammoth three-run homer to right with two outs in the eighth, restoring Long Island’s lead at 7-6. However, the skies opened immediately thereafter, and the game was ultimately suspended on Tuesday night. Following the resumption of the game on Wednesday, Al Alburquerque pitched and a scoreless eighth, and Kevin Quackenbush did the same in the ninth to seal the win.

Neither starter will factor into the decision. Kyle Lobstein tossed six innings of four-run ball for the Ducks, allowing eight hit and three walks with one strikeout. Jared Lakind lasted five innings for the Barnstormers, yielding two runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Alburquerque (5-1) earned the win, tossing a scoreless eighth inning, working around two walks. Zach Warren (1-3) took the loss, conceding three runs on a hit and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Kevin Quackenbush picked up his 14th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Sam Travis led the Ducks offensively with three hits and a run scored. Castro added two hits, two RBIs and a run.

The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their three-game set in approximately 30 minutes at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans can follow the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Robert Stock (7-2, 4.13) takes the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Nile Ball (6-5, 5.61).

Long Island returns home on Friday, August 18, to begin a three-game set against the Charleston Dirty Birds. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Cooling Towels, courtesy of Merch & Swag. It’s also a Tap Room Friday at the ballpark, and Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for 20% off your entire meal at The Tap Room as fans exit the ballpark following the game. It’s a Grand Slam Friday as well, and the sixth inning will be designated as the Grand Slam Inning. If the Ducks fourth batter of the inning launches a home run with the bases loaded, one lucky fan will win $25,000. 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.

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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