(Central Islip, N.Y., April 26, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Lancaster Stormers 11-3 on Friday night in the second game of a four-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Shawon Dunston Jr.’s leadoff solo home run in the first inning off Ducks starter Wei-Yin Chen put Lancaster in front 1-0 early on. The Ducks answered back with a three-spot in the bottom of the frame against Stormers starter Caleb Baragar on Chance Sisco’s RBI double and Hector Gomez’s two-run double to take a 3-1 lead.

The Stormers rallied back to tie the game with single runs in the third and sixth innings. An error that plated Dunston Jr. and a bases loaded walk by Joseph Carpenter evened the score at three. However, the Ducks put up three more runs in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead, with Frank Schwindel’s RBI single to left and Sisco’s two-run double to right doing the damage. A five-run eighth inning blew the game open at 11-3, with RBI singles by Scott Kelly, Nick Heath and Ivan Castillo plus a sac fly from Gomez highlighting the inning.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Chen pitched five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Baragar also lasted five innings, conceding three runs on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts. John LaRosa (1-0) got the win in relief, pitching two innings and giving up a run on three hits and two walks while striking out two. Max Green (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in one and two-thirds innings.

Gomez led the Flock offensively with three hits and three RBIs. Sisco added two doubles and three RBIs, while Heath finished with two hits, an RBI and three runs scored.

The Ducks and Stormers continue their four-game set on Saturday night. 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). Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular. It’s also a Long Island MacArthur Airport Lucky Seat Saturday! During the game, one lucky fan will win two round trip tickets on Breeze Airways to any of their six non-stop destinations from MacArthur Airport.

Tickets for the game, and all Ducks games, are available 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 live on FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks are entering their 24th season of play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. They are the all-time leader in wins and attendance in Atlantic League history, led all MLB Partner Leagues in attendance in 2023, and have sold out a record 706 games all-time. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its third decade, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. Over its 25-year history, the ALPB has sent over 1,400 players to MLB organizations while drawing over 47 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.