Teams combine for five home runs, 16 runs and 26 hits
(New Britain, Conn., June 4, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 11-5 on Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series at New Britain Stadium.
Lew Ford gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the second with a solo home run to right field off Bees starter Jed Bradley. A solo homer to right by Taylor Motter and a two-run homer to left by Jonathan Galvez in the bottom of the second put the Bees ahead 3-1.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis tied the game in the fourth with a two-run home run to right-center field. However, a two-run homer down the right field line by Logan Moore off Ducks starter Mariel Checo in the bottom of the inning restored New Britain’s two-run lead at 5-3.
New Britain put the game out of reach with a four-run fifth and single runs in the sixth and seventh. Five RBI singles and a run-scoring double did the damage. Long Island closed to within 11-5 in the eighth on an RBI single by Ford and a bases loaded walk to Rando Moreno but could not inch closer.
Bradley (2-0) earned the win, tossing five innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out six. Checo (1-1) took the loss, yielding five runs on eight hits over four innings with two strikeouts.
Nieuwenhuis led the Ducks offensively with three hits, two RBIs and two runs. L.J. Mazzilli added three hits, a run and a walk, while Ford totaled two hits, two RBIs and a run.
The Ducks and Bees continue their four-game set on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from New Britain Stadium. Fans can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com, Facebook Live and the Ducks official YouTube channel. Right-hander Joe Iorio (1-0, 1.78) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Bees righty Rainy Lara (4-1, 3.86).
Long Island returns home on Friday, June 7, to begin a three-game weekend series against the High Point Rockers. Game time 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 Flashback Friday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to enjoy 2000 season pricing ($8/$9) on select Ducks individual game tickets purchased via the team’s in-game vendors (restrictions apply). In addition, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a free regular sub (no purchase necessary) and $2 off any size sub at Jersey Mike’s Subs to fans as they exit the ballpark. Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.
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