(Central Islip, N.Y., July 29, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Gastonia Honey Hunters 12-5 on Saturday night in the middle of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Gastonia’s offense was led by designated hitter Braxton Davidson. He finished with three hits, including a double and two home runs, driving in seven runs and scoring four times. Left fielder Pedro Gonzalez also homered twice, driving in four runs and scoring twice.

Boog Powell launched a three-run home run in the game for the Ducks. The center fielder ended the night with three hits, four RBIs, a run and two stolen bases. Ruben Tejada, Carlos Castro and Jonathan Guzman added two hits apiece, with Guzman scoring a run as well.

Honey Hunters starter Zach Mort (9-2) earned the win, tossing five innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out three. Ducks starter Joe Iorio (3-7) took the loss, giving up eight runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings with four strikeouts.

The Ducks and Honey Hunters wrap up their three-game set on Sunday evening. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Inflatable Bats, courtesy of News 12 Long Island. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Prior to the game, fans will be invited down for a Catch on the Field from 4:10 to 4:30. After the game, fans of all ages are also invited to take part in Kids Run the Bases. Right-hander Justin Alintoff (2-1, 4.03) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Honey Hunters southpaw Gunnar Kines (9-3, 3.46).

Tickets to the game, and all home 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).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season in 2023, 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. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit AtlanticLeague.com