(Central Islip, N.Y., April 23, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Long Island Black Sox 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon in fourth and final game of spring training at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Chance Sisco’s RBI double and Aaron Antonini’s RBI single, both with two outs, gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Jackie Bradley Jr. tacked on an RBI groundout to first in the fifth, increasing the advantage to three.

With Hector Vargas of the Black Sox pitching for the Ducks in the top of the sixth, Joseph Tellez hit a two-run homer to left field, cutting Long Island’s lead to 3-2. However, Jake Ford responded with a two-run home run to left in the bottom of the frame, pushing the advantage back up to three. A wild pitch that scored Robert Garcia and a bases loaded walk by Kendon Strachan in the seventh rounded out the scoring.

Charlie Neuweiler started for the Ducks and pitched two scoreless and hitless innings, striking out five batters. Bobby Vath came on in relief for the Flock and fired two perfect frames with three strikeouts.

The Ducks will begin the 2024 season, presented by Catholic Health, on Thursday, April 25, at 6:35 p.m. with Opening Night at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. Gates will open at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders), and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Beach Towels, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:15 to enjoy pregame team introductions prior to the game against the Lancaster Stormers.

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. Sign up today 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.