(Central Islip, N.Y., May 17, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the Staten Island FerryHawks 1-0 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Both starters locked up in a pitcher’s duel, with neither factoring into the decision. Anderson DeLeon pitched five scoreless innings for the Ducks, giving up just four hits and a walk while striking out four. Matt Solter threw seven scoreless innings for the FerryHawks, allowing six hits and a walk with two strikeouts.

Neither side dented home plate until the bottom of the eighth inning. After a single by Vladimir Frias to open the inning, Sam Travis reached on a dropped third strike and Deibinson Romero walked to load the bases. That set the stage for L.J. Mazzilli, who drew a walk with two outs to force home the game’s only run.

Joe Iorio (3-0) picked up the win, pitching a scoreless eighth inning and working around a walk. Chris Nunn (0-1) took the loss, conceding one run on one hit and two walks in one inning with two strikeouts. Tyler Webb picked up his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth, pitching around a hit and a walk while striking out one.

Frias led the Flock with two hits and scored the game’s lone run. Brady Feigl, Cody Beckman, Iorio and Webb combined to toss four scoreless innings of relief for Long Island.

The Ducks and FerryHawks 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 brand new Rubber Duckie Pop Its for just $10 (normally $12) in the Waddle In Shop throughout the ballgame. Left-hander Stephen Tarpley (0-1, 14.73) takes the mound for the Ducks against FerryHawks southpaw Anthony Rodriguez (0-1, 6.35).

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 on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as on the Ducks official YouTube channel.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 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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