(Central Islip, N.Y., May 11, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars 6-5 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Chance Sisco put the Ducks in front 1-0 in the second inning with a solo home run to right field off Flying Boxcars starter Nick Trabacchi. Long Island extended the lead to three in the fourth on bases loaded walks by Taylor Kohlwey and Frank Schwindel.

Hagerstown erupted for five runs in the fifth off Ducks starter Charlie Neuweiler to take a 5-3 lead. Demetrius Moorer’s RBI single, Eury Perez’s two-run single and Christian Sepulveda’s two-run double did the damage. Long Island closed to within a run in the sixth on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s RBI double down the right field line.

Aaron Antonini doubled, moved to third on an error and scored on Manuel Geraldo’s RBI single to right, tying the game at five. A wild pitch that plated Kohlwey in the eighth gave the Flock a 6-5 lead.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Neuweiler pitched four and one-third innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out five. Trabacchi lasted three and one-third innings, conceding four this and five walks with two strikeouts. Sam Delaplane (2-1) earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning, striking out the side. Enrique Santana (0-1) took the loss, yielding the winning run on a hit and a walk in one inning. Matt Seelinger collected his first save with a scoreless ninth, working around a hit and a walk while striking out two.

Geraldo led the Flock with two hits, an RBI, two runs and two walks. Bradley Jr. added two hits and an RBI, while Antonini chipped in with a pair of hits and two runs.

The Ducks and Flying Boxcars wrap up their three-game set 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). Spend Mother’s Day at the ballpark with a Sunday Family Funday, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Prior to the game, fans are invited to have a catch on the field from 12:40 to 1:00. Following the game, fans are welcome back down to the field to take part in Kids Run the Bases. Left-hander Mike Montgomery (0-0, 0.00) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Flying Boxcars righty Parker Markel (1-1, 1.15).

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 live on FloBaseball by 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 706 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its third decade, 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. Over its 25-year history, the ALPB has sent over 1,400 players to MLB organizations while drawing over 47 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.