Vladimir Frias extends on-base streak to 25 consecutive games in defeat
(Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)
(Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 17, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 3-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
The Barnstormers plated all three of their runs in the third inning. Blake Gailen's RBI groundout, Trayvon Robinson's RBI single and Kelly Dugan's RBI double gave the hosts a 3-0 lead. Long Island rallied for a run in the ninth on Steve Lombardozzi’s RBI groundout. However, L.J. Mazzilli’s deep drive to left field was caught by LeDarious Clark, stranding the tying runs in scoring position.
Barnstormers starter Zach Smith (1-1) earned the win, tossing five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out four. Ducks starter Anderson DeLeon (3-2) took the loss, conceding three runs on seven hits and three walks over five and one-third innings with six strikeouts. Scott Shuman picked up his 13th save despite allowing an unearned run on two walks in the ninth.
Vladimir Frias picked up a base hit to extend his on-base streak to 25 consecutive games. That ties Mazzilli for the longest by a Ducks player this season.
The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their three-game series on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Fans 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. Left-hander Dalton Oates makes his Ducks debut on the mound against Barnstormers southpaw Augie Sylk (2-4, 10.17).
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, August 24, to begin a three-game set 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). It’s Under the Seat/Bikini Bottom Night at the ballpark and a Triple Play Tuesday, where one lucky fan can win $25,000 if the Ducks turn a triple play during the game. 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.
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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