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BIG THIRD INNING DOOMS DUCKS IN SERIES OPENER

Lombardozzi and Mazzilli each record three-hit nights for the Flock
 

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 13-3 on Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.


L.J. Mazzilli’s first inning RBI single to right field gave the Ducks an early 1-0 lead. However, the Barnstormers struck for 10 runs in the third inning to take a 10-1 lead. Caleb Gindl’s three-run home run to right, a two-run single by Kelly Dugan and a two-run double by Jake Hoover highlighted the frame.

Ty Kelly drove in his first run as a Duck with a sacrifice fly to left field in the sixth. Lancaster rounded out their scoring with a three-run ninth on two bases loaded walks and a wild pitch, and Hector Sanchez collected an RBI single in the bottom of the frame.

Barnstormers starter Nile Ball (2-2) earned the win, tossing seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on 12 hits and two walks with one strikeout. Ducks starter Vin Mazzaro (1-4) took the loss, conceding eight runs on six hits and three walks over two innings with two strikeouts. Clint Freeman threw five innings of two-run ball in relief for Long Island.

Mazzilli and Steve Lombardozzi each had three hits to lead the Flock offensively.


The Ducks and Barnstormers 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. During the game, the Ducks will be selecting a lucky fan in the ballpark, who will win a free trip from Islip to Nashville. Left-hander Darin Downs (1-3, 5.08) takes the mound for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Dominic DiSabatino (8-3, 7.34).

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).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 24-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.
 

 

 

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