Righty comes within one out of complete game in win
(Camden, N.J., Sept. 9, 2015) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Camden Riversharks 3-2 on Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game series at Campbell’s Field.
GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the victory
Long Island was first to score, posting two runs in the fifth off Riversharks starter Sean Gleason. Steve McQuail’s solo homer and a sacrifice fly from Carlos Hughes made it a 2-0 ballgame. A run-scoring double play ball off the bat of Sean Burroughs in the sixth pushed the lead to 3-0.
In the ninth, the Riversharks struck for a pair of two-out runs against Ducks starter Bobby Blevins. Michael Rockett and Brandon Chaves both hit RBI doubles, but Amalio Diaz retired Joel Guzman to complete the win.
Blevins (4-4) picked up the win, allowing two runs on four hits through eight and two-thirds innings. He did not issue a walk and struck out five. Gleason (6-14) suffered the loss, giving up three runs on eight hits in six frames while walking one. Diaz earned his 12th save of the season by recording the final out of the contest.
Randy Ruiz led the Ducks with three hits. McQuail finished with a homer, RBI, and one run scored.
The Ducks complete their three-game series with the Riversharks on Thursday night. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Right-hander Bruce Kern gets the ball for Long Island against Camden southpaw Daniel Herrera. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE.
Long Island returns home on Friday, September 11 to begin a three-game set with the Sugar Land Skeeters. Game time for Friday’s contest is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). It will be a Fowl Pole Friday at the ballpark! If a select Ducks player hits a home run off of either foul pole during the game, one lucky Ducks fan will win $50,000. The Ducks will be running their Friday night Pizza Hut K-Man promotion as well. If the K-Man strikes out during the game, fans will be able to redeem their game ticket for an order of free breadsticks at a participating Pizza Hut location. It will also be an Air Trampoline Sports Friday at the Duck Pond! Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons with a special offer from Air Trampoline Sports to fans as they exit the ballpark. Tickets to the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.
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