(Central Islip, N.Y., June 20, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 6-4 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Staten Island jumped in front 2-0 in the first inning on back-to-back solo home runs by Alejandro De Aza and Pablo Sandoval off Ducks starter Bobby Vath. An RBI single to left field from Drew Maggi in the fourth extended the visitors’ advantage to three.

The Ducks closed the gap to 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth on Tyler Dearden’s solo homer to left field and Alex McGarry’s RBI single to right off FerryHawks starter Mike Shawaryn. An RBI double down the right field line by Dearden in the fifth tied the game at three.

Long Island took its first lead of the game in the sixth at 5-3 on McGarry’s two-run double to right. A solo homer off the bat of Luis Castro in the seventh closed the gap to one, but Dearden’s RBI single to center in the eighth restored the two-run advantage at 6-4.

Vath did not factor into the decision but lasted three innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out two. Wladimir Pinto (1-0) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless sixth inning, working around a hit and two walks with one strikeout. Shawaryn (4-3) took the loss, conceding five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over six innings with one strikeout. Matt Seelinger earned his ninth save of the season with a scoreless ninth, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out one.

McGarry led the Ducks offense with four hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Dearden added three hits, coming a triple shy of the cycle, plus three RBIs and a run, while Ivan Castillo recorded two hits and a run.

The Ducks continue their homestand on Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars. 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). Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Forte Construction and TAP Electric. It’s also a Tap Room Friday, and as fans exit the ballpark, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for 20% off your entire check (dine-in) and 50% off your first online or mobile app order from Tap Room. Right-hander Stephen Woods Jr. (2-3, 6.00) gets the start for the Ducks against Flying Boxcars righty Marvin Gorgas (1-4, 8.03).

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 707 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.