Staten Island, N.Y., May 25, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Staten Island FerryHawks 6-3 on Thursday afternoon in the finale of a three-game midweek series at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.
Long Island took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning against Staten Island starting pitcher Christian Capuano thanks to a Daniel Murphy RBI base knock that drove home Adeiny Hechavarria after Hechavarria reached on a two-base error committed by centerfielder Mitch Piatnik, who dropped a fly ball. Staten Island tied the game at one in the home half of the frame versus Ducks starter Stephen Tarpley on Kevin Krause’s run-scoring single that plated Jeffrey Wehler.The Flock went back out in front 2-1 in the third courtesy of an RBI single from Alex Dickerson which scored Boog Powell. The FerryHawks knotted the game at two in the fourth when Cristian Santana launched an opposite-field solo home run to right. The visitors went back out in front 3-2 in the fifth as Sam Travis plated Hechavarria with a run-scoring base hit. Staten Island took the lead for good one-half inning later as the home team scored four times to give the game its final score of 6-3, highlighted by RBI singles from Santana and Luis Castro, and a run-scoring double from Mikey Edelman.
Patrick Quinn (1-0) picked up the win in relief after tossing a scoreless inning on one hit and one walk allowed. Tarpley (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering six runs (five earned) on nine hits (one home run) across five and one-third innings pitched, walking two and striking out a season-high eight. Capuano registered a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in five innings of work, walking two and striking out five.
Travis led the way offensively with his second three-hit performance of the campaign while also driving in a run.
Long Island returns home on Friday, May 26, to begin a four-game series with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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). The Ducks will be kicking off their 2013 Championship 10th Anniversary Series, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ray Navarrete Oversized Baseball Cards. Navarrete himself will be in attendance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs. It’s also a Tap Room Friday and Grand Slam Friday at the ballpark! Right-hander Joe Iorio (2-0, 2.74) gets the nod for the Flock against a pitcher to be announced for Southern Maryland.
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.
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