(Central Islip, N.Y., July 12, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lancaster Barnstormers 9-6 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
Lancaster opened the scoring in the third on a two-run single to left field by Andretty Cordero off Ducks starter McKenzie Mills. Long Island jumped in front with a four-run fourth inning against Barnstormers starter Jared Lakind on RBI singles by Sam Travis and Alex Dickerson, an RBI double by Wilson Ramos and a wild pitch that scored Dickerson.
However, the Barnstormers took the lead back with six runs in the fifth to go ahead 8-4. A two-run single by Melvin Mercedes and a two-run homer to left by Trayvon Robinson highlighted the inning. Ariel Sandoval’s solo homer to left in the seventh made it a five-run ballgame. The Ducks trimmed the deficit to 9-6 in the seventh on Alejandro De Aza’s RBI single and Travis’ RBI double, but they were unable to pull even.
Lakind (4-2) picked up the win, tossing six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five. Mills (1-2) suffered the loss, surrendering eight runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings with four strikeouts. Mike Adams collected his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Travis led the Ducks offense with three hits, two RBIs and a run. De Aza added two hits, an RBI and a run.
The Ducks and Barnstormers wrap up their three-game set on Thursday morning. Game time is slated for 11:05 a.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 10:05 (9:50 for full season ticket holders). It’s Camp Day at the ballpark, and the teams will be taking the field early for a special matinee ballgame. Left-hander Stephen Tarpley (3-3, 4.23) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Nile Ball (3-4, 4.97).
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 Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE.
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 LIDucks.com or call 631-940-DUCK (3825).
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