(Central Islip, N.Y., May 2, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 13-4 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Luis Guerrero put the Ducks in front 2-0 in the second inning with a two-run home run to left-center field off FerryHawks starter Ivan Pineyro. Staten Island tied the game at two in the fourth on a two-run double to left-center by Cristian Santana off Ducks starter Brett Kennedy.

The FerryHawks took a 4-2 lead in the fifth on an error that plated Ricardo Cespedes and an RBI single by Roldani Baldwin. However, a double-steal by Guerrero and Philip Caulfield along with an RBI single by Adeiny Hechavarria tied the game at four in the bottom of the frame.

Long Island broke the tie in the seventh when Caulfield scampered home from third on a wild pitch to go in front 5-4. An eight-run eighth for the Flock then blew the game open. Guerrero’s RBI double and two-run single, Caulfield’s RBI single, Hechavarria’s three-run homer and Joe DeCarlo’s RBI single did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Kennedy lasted five innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out nine. Pineyro lasted four innings, conceding two unearned runs on two hits and a walk. Jose Jose (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless seventh inning, yielding two hits while striking out one. Pedro Payano (0-1) took the loss, allowing a run on three walks in one inning of work.

Guerrero led the Flock offensively with three hits, five RBIs, three runs and a walk. Hechavarria added three hits, four RBIs, a run and a walk.

The Ducks and FerryHawks continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s a Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark, and fans can enjoy $5 off QuackerJack plush dolls in the store all game long. Right-hander Joe Iorio (0-0, 0.00) takes the mound for the Ducks against FerryHawks righty Christian Capuano (season debut).

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 Flo Baseball by 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).

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