(Photo courtesy of Worth Canoy)
(High Point, N.C., Aug. 5, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 6-1 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Truist Point.
High Point struck first in the second inning on a two-out RBI single to center field by Michael Martinez off Ducks starter Justin Courtney. A four-run fourth inning, highlighted by Brian Parreira’s RBI single and D.J. Burt’s two-run single, extended High Point’s lead to 5-0.
Brantley Bell got the Ducks on the scoreboard in the eighth with an RBI single up the middle. However, an RBI single by Dai-Kang Yang in the bottom of the frame pushed High Point’s advantage back to five.
Rockers starter Brandon Leibrandt (1-2) earned the win, tossing five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out three. Courtney (0-2) took the loss, giving up a run on four hits in three innings with two strikeouts.
The Ducks and Rockers wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. at Truist Point. Fans can follow all the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Justin Alintoff (2-1, 3.81) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Rockers righty Jheyson Manzueta (4-1, 4.50).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, August 8, to begin a three-game set against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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). 1969 World Series champion New York Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool will be making an appearance at the ballpark. Kranepool will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and then sign autographs for fans outside the Waddle In Shop to promote his new book, which will be available for purchase in the store. He will be signing autographs for the first three innings of the game. It’s also a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark, and if the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Tickets to the game, and all 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)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit AtlanticLeague.com.