(Photo courtesy of Hannah Lind, Misfit Mom Photography)

(High Point, N.C., May 5, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the High Point Rockers 5-3 on Thursday night in the final game of a three-game series at Truist Point.

Zander Wiel put the Rockers ahead in the first inning with a two-run home run to left field off Ducks starter Scott Harkin. It stayed that way until the fourth when the Ducks took a 3-2 lead on L.J. Mazzilli’s run-scoring groundout and Joe DeCarlo’s two-run single off Rockers starter Brady Lail. Long Island kept the lead until the sixth when Johnny Field’s three-run homer to left-center put High Point back in front 5-3.

Lail (2-1) earned the win, tossing six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out four. Harkin (1-1) took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings with two strikeouts. Chasen Bradford picked up his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Vladimir Frias led the Ducks offensively with two hits and a run scored. Brady Feigl, Anderson DeLeon, Joe Iorio, Sandy Baez and Tyler Webb combined to pitch three innings of one-hit scoreless baseball in relief.

The Ducks return home on Friday night to begin a three-game set against the Lancaster Barnstormers. 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 an Angela’s Pizza Friday, and a player on the Barnstormers will be designated as the K-Man. If he strikes out during the game, all fans can show their game ticket to receive 20% off their order of $25 or more throughout the rest of the weekend at Angela’s Pizzeria of Islip. Right-hander Hunter Caudelle (1-0, 5.40) gets the start for the Ducks against Barnstormers righty Nile Ball (0-0, 1.50).

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.

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).

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