(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 7-3 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
High Point took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Zander Wiel’s solo home run to left field and Shed Long Jr.’s RBI single to left off Ducks starter Justin Alintoff. Long Island tied the game at two in the bottom of the inning on Joe DeCarlo’s RBI single to left and a throwing error that plated Brantley Bell.
Quincy Latimore’s two-run homer to left in the fifth put the Rockers back on top 4-2. High Point tacked on their fifth run in the seventh on a wild pitch that scored Ben Aklinski. Sam Travis closed the gap to two in the eighth with a two-out RBI double down the left field line, but a wild pitch that scored Latimore and an RBI single by Brian Parreira in the ninth pushed High Point’s advantage to 7-3.
Rockers starter Mickey Jannis (14-5) earned the win, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out four. Alintoff (2-3) took the loss, conceding four runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings with two strikeouts.
Travis led the Ducks offense with two hits and an RBI.
The Ducks and Rockers wrap up their three-game set and the 2023 regular season on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s Fan Appreciation Day featuring the Winning Inning Contest, presented by Coca-Cola. One lucky fan in the ballpark will win a special prize during each inning of the ballgame, courtesy of Coca-Cola. 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 12:40 to 1:00. After the game, fans of all ages are also invited to take part in Kids Run the Bases. Right-hander Augie Voight (0-1, 15.63) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Rockers righty Joe Johnson (0-0, 5.28).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks 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 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.