The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 4-1 on Friday, July 7, at Regency Furniture Stadium to clinch the 2023 First Half North Division Championship and a berth in the Atlantic League playoffs.

The Ducks have earned their 16th Atlantic League playoff berth in franchise history, all coming in the past 19 seasons going back to 2004, and seventh postseason berth in the past eight seasons going back to 2015. It is also the eighth first half championship in team history and third in the past four seasons (2004, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2021).

The Ducks will begin their bid for a fifth Atlantic League championship following the conclusion of the 2023 regular season on September 17. Long Island has earned the right to select which games they will host during the North Division Championship Series, and that announcement will be made at a later date.

Tickets to all Long Island Ducks postseason games will go on sale at a later date. Stay tuned to for further information regarding the playoff schedule and ticket on-sale date. Official First Half North Division Championship t-shirts will also be on sale beginning Wednesday, July 12, at the Waddle In Shop during the Ducks game against the Barnstormers at 6:35 p.m.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8.5 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season in 2023, 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. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit