Frias and Ford each collect two hits for the Flock
(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2021) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 13-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a four-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
L.J. Mazzilli gave the Ducks an early 1-0 lead with a first inning RBI single up the middle off Barnstormers starter Cameron Gann. Jake Hoover evened the score at one in the second on an RBI single to left off Ducks starter Anderson DeLeon. Lancaster went in front 3-1 in the third on Caleb Gindl’s solo home run to right and Trayvon Robinson’s sacrifice fly to left.
Vladimir Frias trimmed the Ducks deficit to one in the fourth with a two-out RBI single to right. However, a three-run homer to right by Kelly Dugan in the fifth pushed the Barnstormers lead up to 6-2. Lancaster plated four more runs in the seventh and three in the ninth to round out the scoring.
Gann (2-0) picked up the win, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. DeLeon (4-4) took the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits over six innings while striking out six.
Frias and Lew Ford led the Ducks offensively with two hits apiece. Ty Kelly added a hit and two walks.
The Ducks and Barnstormers continue their four-game series on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). It’s Wizards and Wands Day at the ballpark, celebrating all things Harry Potter. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Fans will be invited to take part in a pregame Catch on the Field from 12:40 to 1:00 as well as the postgame Kids Run the Bases. Right-hander Brendan Feldmann (5-3, 5.13) toes the rubber for the Ducks against a Barnstormers starter to be determined.
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.