(Central Islip, N.Y., June 5, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 9-2 on Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
Sam Travis gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run double to center field off FerryHawks starter Anthony Rodriguez. Long Island doubled their lead to four in the third on Travis’ RBI single to left and Austin Rei’s RBI double down the left field line.
Three more runs came across for the Flock in the fourth to bump the lead up to 7-0. Another RBI single for Travis, an RBI double by Rusney Castillo and a sac fly off the bat of Joe DeCarlo did the damage.
Staten Island got on the scoreboard in the sixth courtesy of an RBI fielder’s choice form Javier Betancourt and a run-scoring throwing error. However, Rei scored on a fielding error in the bottom of the frame, and DeCarlo added an RBI single to left in the seventh, restoring the seven-run cushion at 9-2.
Ducks starter Scott Harkin (3-3) earned the win, tossing five scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out five. Rodriguez (1-2) suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits and three walks over three and one-third innings.
Travis led the Ducks offensively with four hits, four RBIs, two runs and a walk. Castillo added three hits, an RBI and a walk, while Alejandro De Aza totaled three hits and three runs scored.
The Ducks continue their homestand on Tuesday night when they open a three-game series against the York Revolution. 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). It’s a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark! If the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Simply sign up prior to first pitch at the Ticket Kiosk on the main concourse to be eligible. Right-hander Anderson DeLeon (2-1, 3.73) gets the start for the Ducks against Revolution righty Jorge Martinez (2-4, 3.66).
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 Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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