(Photo courtesy of Nick Betson)

(High Point, N.C., June 6, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the High Point Rockers 3-1 on Thursday night in the finale of a three-game series at Truist Point.

An RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of Connor Owings gave the Rockers an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. It stayed that way until the fifth inning when Tyler Dearden drilled a two-out, two-run home run down the right field line off Rockers starter Ryan Weiss, giving the Ducks a 2-1 lead. Chance Sisco added a solo homer to right-center in the eighth, pushing Long Island’s advantage to two.

Ducks starter Mike Montgomery (1-1) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four. Weiss (2-4) took the loss, conceding two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Matt Seelinger picked up his seventh save of the season with a scoreless ninth, yielding a hit while striking out two.

Dearden led the Flock offensively with two hits, two RBIs, a run and a walk. Sisco added two hits, an RBI and a run.

The Ducks continue their road trip on Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Gastonia Baseball Club. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at CaroMont Health Park. Fans can follow all the action live on FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Stephen Woods Jr. (2-2, 5.45) gets the start for the Ducks against Gastonia righty Brett Daniels (0-3, 5.14).

Long Island returns home on Tuesday, June 11, to begin another three-game series against the York 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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