Johnni Turbo's two extra-base hits not enough for Flock
(Central Islip, N.Y., June 8, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 7-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
The Rockers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Cesar Trejo’s leadoff solo homer and an RBI single by Logan Morrison. A run-scoring wild pitch from Ducks starter Mike Bolsinger in the third that scored Michael Russell and Trejo’s second homer of the night in the fourth doubled the lead to four. High Point plated two more runs in the fifth and another in the sixth on James McOwen’s solo homer to balloon the lead to seven.
Long Island closed the gap to 7-1 in the sixth when Johnni Turbo tripled and scored on a wild pitch by Rockers starter Mitch Atkins. Rey Fuentes’ solo homer to right in the eighth rounded out the scoring.
Atkins (1-0) earned the win, pitching eight innings of two-run ball, allowing three hits while striking out three. Bolsinger (0-3) took the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits and four walks over four innings with five strikeouts.
Turbo led the Flock offensively with a pair of extra-base hits.
The Ducks and Rockers continue their three-game set on Wednesday 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). It's the first Waddle In Wednesday of the season! During the game, fans can receive 20% off Wally Backman #6 Ducks t-shirts by visiting the Waddle In Shop, the official merchandise store of the Ducks.
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, are available by calling (631) 940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as the Ducks official Facebook and YouTube accounts.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call (631) 940-DUCK (3825).
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