(Central Islip, N.Y., June 6, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Frederick Baseball Club 13-3 in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark and first-ever game between the two franchises.
Long Island exploded for seven runs in the opening inning off Frederick starter David Kubiak. RBI doubles by Brantley Bell and Sam Travis, RBI singles by Alex Dickerson and Tzu-Wei Lin and a three-run home run to left-center by Adeiny Hechavarria did the damage. Jose Marmolejos hit a solo homer to right off Ducks starter Stephen Tarpley in the second, closing the gap to 7-1, but a five-run bottom of the second, highlighted by Hechavarria’s RBI double, Lin’s two-run single and a sac fly from Boog Powell made it a 12-1 ballgame.
Frederick closed to within nine in the fifth on solo homers by Raudy Read and Leobaldo Cabrera. It stayed that way until the seventh when a bases loaded walk to Travis pushed the Ducks advantage to 13-3.
Tarpley did not factor into the decision, allowing a run on a hit in one inning. Justin Alintoff (1-1) earned the win, tossing four innings of two-run ball, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three. Kubiak (3-2) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on eight hits in just one-third of an inning.
Hechavarria led the offense with three hits, coming a triple shy of the cycle, four RBIs and two runs. Murphy also totaled three hits and scored twice. Lin finished with two hits, three RBIs, a run and a walk, while Travis added two hits, two RBIs, a run and a walk.
The Ducks and Frederick continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. 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 Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to purchase Long Island Ducks Clip Bows for just $10 (normally $15) at the Waddle In Shop throughout the ballgame. Right-hander Joe Iorio (2-4, 6.82) takes the mound for the Ducks against Frederick southpaw Winston Lavendier (1-2, 4.36).
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 Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE.
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