(Staten Island, N.Y., July 5, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Staten Island FerryHawks 4-1 on Tuesday night in the final game of a two-game series at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.
Staten Island took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out, two-run double to left field by Dilson Herrera off Ducks starter Akeel Morris. An RBI single to right by Antoine Duplantis in the second and a sac fly to right by Mariel Bautista in the third doubled the FerryHawks lead to four.
Long Island cracked the scoreboard in the fourth when Rusney Castillo’s double play ball scored Alejandro De Aza.
FerryHawks starter Anthony Rodriguez (3-4) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out two. Morris (4-5) took the loss, conceding four runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings with three strikeouts. Victory Capellan picked up his sixth save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
The Ducks return home on Wednesday to begin another two-game set with the FerryHawks. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the 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 enjoy a special $5 off deal on Ducks Street Signs in the Waddle In Shop throughout the ballgame ($15, normally $20). Left-hander Cody Beckman (1-1, 5.53) gets the start for the Ducks against FerryHawks righty Matt Solter (1-6, 3.47).
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 Facebook page and 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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