(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 26, 2022) – Los Ducks shut out the Charleston Dirty Birds 12-0 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
The Ducks took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on Alejandro De Aza’s RBI double, Deibinson Romero’s run-scoring groundout and Carlos Castro’s RBI single off Dirty Birds starter Denson Hull. Castro’s second RBI single of the night extended Long Island’s advantage to four in the third.
A five-run fourth inning pushed the Ducks lead to 9-0. Joe DeCarlo’s two-run home run to left, an RBI double to left by Anfernee Seymour, an RBI single to center by L.J. Mazzilli and a sac fly to center off the bat of Romero did the damage. A three-spot in the sixth, highlighted by Castro’s RBI double to right and Jose Sermo’s two-run single to center made it a 12-0 ballgame.
Ducks starter Joe Iorio (9-4) was fantastic in earning the win, tossing seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out a season-high eight batters. Hull (2-9) suffered the loss, surrendering nine runs on 13 hits and a walk in four innings of work.
Castro led the Flock offensively with three hits, three RBIs and run scored. Sermo added three hits, two RBIs, a run and a walk, while Mazzilli also had three hits plus an RBI and two runs.
The Ducks and Dirty Birds continue their three-game set on Saturday night. 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 PSEG Long Island. It’s also a Lucky Seat Saturday, presented by Long Island MacArthur Airport, and a Lemonade Stand at Main & Vine Wine Down Saturday. Right-hander Scott Harkin (9-7, 4.85) takes the mound for the Ducks against Dirty Birds lefty Kit Scheetz (5-1, 3.09).
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.
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