(Photo courtesy of Nick Betson)

(High Point, N.C., June 4, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 4-3 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Truist Point.

The Ducks took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on Tyler Dearden’s RBI single to center field and Ryan McBroom’s sacrifice fly to right. High Point closed the gap to 2-1 in the bottom of the third on Ben Aklinski’s two-out RBI single through the left side.

High Point took a 4-2 lead in the sixth on Zander Wiel’s two-run home run to left-center and Brian Parreira’s solo homer to right. Long Island closed to within a run in the eighth on McBroom’s RBI groundout off the pitcher, but they could not pull even.

Rockers starter Cam Bedrosian did not factor into the decision but pitched three innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Jacob Edwards (3-0) got the win with three scoreless innings of relief, yielding one hit with three strikeouts. Ducks starter Wei-Yin Chen (2-2) took the loss, conceding four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four. Jameson McGrane recorded his sixth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Chance Sisco and Scott Kelly each had two hits to lead the Flock, with Sisco also drawing a walk and Kelly scoring a run.

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 live on FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Daniel Corcino (2-2, 3.98) takes the mound for the Ducks against Rockers southpaw Jonah Scolaro (1-0, 1.30).

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, June 11, to begin another three-game series against the Revolution. 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). As fans exit the ballpark following the game, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a special offer from Francesco’s Trattoria East Islip. It’s also a Triple Play Tuesday, and if the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will be a grand prize winner of $25,000. 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 Ducks are in their 24th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. They are the all-time leader in wins and attendance in Atlantic League history, led all MLB Partner Leagues in attendance in 2023, and have sold out a record 707 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

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