Righty tosses six strong innings to earn second win in as many starts with Flock
(Central Islip, N.Y., July 13, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the West Virginia Power 6-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
The Ducks got on the scoreboard first, courtesy of a sacrifice fly from Lew Ford and an RBI single by L.J. Mazzilli in the first inning off Power starter Joe Harris. Rymer Liriano closed the gap to 2-1 in the fourth on a solo home run to left field off Ducks starter Scott Harkin. However, the Ducks got the run back in the sixth when Mazzilli scored on a wild pitch.
Long Island extended their advantage to 6-1 in the eighth with a three-run frame. Steve Lombardozzi scored on a passed ball, and both Hector Sanchez and Daniel Fields picked up RBI singles.
Harkin (2-0) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out five. Harris (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings with one strikeout. Brady Dragmire, Mike Bolsinger and Danny Barnes combined to pitch three scoreless innings in relief for the Ducks.
Ford led the Flock offensively with two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Sal Giardina added two hits, a run and a walk.
The Ducks and Power 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 Waddle In Wednesday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to purchase 2019 Atlantic League Championship blankets for just $25 (normally $36) throughout the game in the Waddle In Shop. Right-hander Joe Iorio (2-1, 4.06) takes the mound for the Ducks against Power righty Arik Sikula (2-4, 4.40).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased 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 in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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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