(Central Islip, N.Y., May 1, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Staten Island FerryHawks 4-2 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Staten Island took an early 1-0 lead on Taylor Motter’s sacrifice fly to center field in the first inning. Frank Schwindel tied the game at one in the second on a leadoff solo home run to left off FerryHawks starter Christian Capuano. The FerryHawks went in front 2-1 in the fourth when Ben Norman tripled and then scored on a wild pitch by Ducks starter Stephen Woods Jr. A two-out RBI single by Norman in the fifth made it a two-run game.

Long Island closed to within a run in the sixth on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s RBI single through the right side. However, the Ducks were unable to pull even, and an error that scored Nate Scantlin in the ninth rounded out the scoring.

Capuano (1-0) earned the win, tossing six innings of two-run ball allowing four hits and a walk while striking out four. Woods Jr. (0-1) took the loss, conceding three runs on 10 hits and two walks in five innings with five strikeouts. J.P. Woodward collected his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.

Scott Kelly led the Ducks offense with two hits and a run.

The Ducks and FerryHawks wrap up their three-game set on Thursday 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 Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark! Fans can enjoy a special buy one, get one half-price offer on Bud and Bud Light throughout the game. In addition, the Duck Club restaurant and bar, normally reserved for season ticket, mini plan and luxury suite holders, will be open for all fans to enjoy.

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 FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks are entering their 24th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. They are the all-time leader in wins and attendance in Atlantic League history, led all MLB Partner Leagues in attendance in 2023, and have sold out a record 706 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its third decade, 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. Over its 25-year history, the ALPB has sent over 1,400 players to MLB organizations while drawing over 47 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.