(Central Islip, N.Y., May 14, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 7-1 on Saturday night, the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Deibinson Romero doubled and later scored on a wild pitch by Rockers starter Jheyson Manzueta. Jerry Downs answered in the fourth with a three-run home run to right field off Ducks starter Akeel Morris, putting the Rockers in front 3-1.
The Rockers added two more runs in the sixth when Quincy Latimore and Ben Aklinski came around to score on a fielding error. Another pair of runs crossed home plate in the eighth on Mike Gulino’s sacrifice fly to right and a passed ball that scored Downs.
Manzueta (1-1) earned the win, tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits while striking out six. Morris (0-1) took the loss, conceding three runs on five hits and two walks over five innings with three strikeouts.
The Ducks and Rockers wrap up their three-game set 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). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Rubber Bracelets, courtesy of The ELIJA Foundation. It’s also a Sunday Family Funday, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Prior to the game, fans will be invited down for a Catch on the Field from 12:40 to 1:00. After the game, fans are also invited to take part in Kids Run the Bases. Right-hander Scott Harkin (1-2, 7.58) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Rockers righty Andrew Church (2-0, 4.22).
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 on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com as well as on the Ducks official YouTube channel.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball. Over 8 million fans have enjoyed the Ducks brand of affordable, fun entertainment at Fairfield Properties Ballpark since inception in 2000. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League is the first Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. The ALPB has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing 44 million fans to its family friendly ballparks over its 24-year history. For more information, please visit AtlanticLeague.com.