(Central Islip, N.Y., July 6, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Staten Island FerryHawks 3-1 on Wednesday night in the opener of a two-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Staten Island broke a scoreless deadlock in the fourth inning on an RBI single to left field from Justin O’Conner off Ducks starter Cody Beckman. Long Island tied the game in the sixth on a two-out RBI single up the middle by Sam Travis off FerryHawks starter Matt Solter. The FerryHawks regained the lead for good though in the seventh on an RBI double to right by Antoine Duplantis and a wild pitch that scored Duplantis.

Beckman did not factor into the decision but tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out six. Solter (2-6) earned the win, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out six batters. Chad Hockin (2-2) took the loss, conceding two runs on two hits and two walks in one inning of relief. Victor Capellan picked up his seventh save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Alejandro De Aza led the Flock offensively with a pair of hits.

The Ducks and FerryHawks wrap up their two-game set on Thursday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m., with the ballpark gates opening at 12:00 for all fans. It’s a Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to enjoy a special buy one, get one half-price offer on Smirnoff Seltzer in the ballpark throughout the game. In addition, the Duck Club restaurant/bar on the suite level will be open for all fans to enjoy. Right-hander Joe Iorio (6-1, 4.01) takes the mound for the Ducks against FerryHawks righty Hector Guance (1-2, 7.11).

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 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.

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.