(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)
(Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 16, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the Lancaster Barnstormers 3-0 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Boog Powell immediately put the Ducks on top when he led off the game with a solo home run to right field off Barnstormers starter Nile Ball. An RBI single to left field by Ruben Tejada in the third extended his on-base streak to 25 consecutive games and extended the Ducks lead to 2-0. It stayed that way until the ninth when Brantley Bell beat out an RBI fielder’s choice grounder to push Long Island’s advantage to three.
Ducks starter Robert Stock (8-2) earned the win, tossing six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out four. Ball (6-6) suffered the loss, yielding two runs on seven hits over seven innings with two strikeouts. Jose Jose picked up his first save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.Powell led the Ducks offensively with three hits, an RBI and two runs, coming within a triple of the cycle. Carlos Castro added two hits and scored a run.
The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their three-game series on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans can follow the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Ian Clarkin (2-2, 5.18) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Jeff Bain (3-2, 4.09).
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).
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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