Ducks score early and often while DeLeon fires seven innings of two-run ball
(Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 7, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 9-2 on Thursday night in the final road game of the regular season and finale of a three-game series at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
The Ducks first in the series finale with a two-run double by Vladimir Frias and a throwing error on Steve Lombardozzi's single that scored Frias. Chris Shaw then hit a mammoth solo home run to right-center field in the fourth off Barnstormers starter Brent Teller, extending he Ducks lead to 4-0.
Lancaster closed the gap to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run double to left by Devon Torrence off Ducks starter Anderson DeLeon. However, a five-run sixth extended the Ducks lead up to 9-2. Ramon Flores’ two-run homer to right, Ty Kelly’s RBI double to right, Frias’ sac fly to left and Lombardozzi’s RBI single to left highlighted the inning.
DeLeon (6-2) earned the win, tossing seven innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out five. Teller (5-2) took the loss, conceding nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits and two walks over five innings with one strikeout.
Flores led the Flock with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Shaw added two hits, an RBI and two runs, while Frias drove in three runs.
The Ducks return home on Friday for the final series of the regular season, a three-game set with 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 Hispanic Heritage Night, presented by Pronto of Long Island. The team will be known as Los Ducks for the game and will be wearing special commemorative jerseys. These jerseys will be auctioned off from October 8 to October 10 at 3:30 p.m. via the LiveSource website and mobile app. Right-hander Joe Iorio (13-2, 4.70) gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution righty Jhoendri Herrera (3-4, 9.95).
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 as well as on the Ducks official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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