(Photo courtesy of Chris Jones)

(High Point, N.C., May 3, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 3-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Truist Point.

High Point took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on Zander Wiel’s two-run home run and Quincy Latimore’s solo shot off Ducks starter Brett Kennedy. The Ducks answered back with their only run of the game in the second on Sam Travis’ RBI groundout off Rockers starter Justin Nicolino.

Nicolino (2-0) earned the win, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and one walk with one strikeout. Kennedy (0-1) suffered the hard-luck loss, pitching six innings of three-run ball, yielding four hits and two walks while striking out five. Chasen Bradford picked up his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning. Brady Feigl and Joe Iorio combined to pitch two scoreless innings of relief, striking out three.

The Ducks and Rockers continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Truist Point. Fans 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. Left-hander Bennett Parry (0-0, 4.50) takes the mound for the Ducks against a Rockers starter to be determined.

Long Island returns home on Friday, May 6, to begin a three-game set against the Lancaster Barnstormers. 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 an Angela’s Pizza Friday, and a player on the Barnstormers will be designated as the K-Man. If he strikes out during the game, all fans can show their game ticket to receive 20% off their order of $25 or more throughout the rest of the weekend at Angela’s Pizzeria of Islip. 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.

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).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League is the first Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. The ALPB has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing 44 million fans to its family friendly ballparks over its 24-year history. For more information, please visit AtlanticLeague.com.