(Central Islip, N.Y., July 25, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks shut out the Spire City Ghost Hounds 3-0 in seven innings on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

Both teams exchanged zeroes until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Ducks plated two runs against Ghost Hounds starter David Kubiak on Alex Dickerson’s RBI groundout to third base and Brian Goodwin’s RBI single to right field. A leadoff solo home run to left by Wilson Ramos in the fifth extended the Ducks advantage to three.

Ducks starter Stephen Tarpley (4-5) earned the win, tossing five and two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out five. Kubiak (6-4) took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits over six innings with two strikeouts. Kevin Quackenbush picked up his 10th save of the season with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.

Alejandro De Aza led the Ducks offensively with a pair of hits.

The Ducks and Ghost Hounds continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. 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). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Leo Rosales Oversized Baseball Cards as part of the 2013 Championship 10th Anniversary Series. It’s also a Waddle In Wednesday, and fans will be able to enjoy a $10 off special on Ducks Patriotic T-Shirts at the Waddle In Shop throughout the game. Right-hander Matt Solter (4-4, 5.56) takes the mound for the Ducks against Ghost Hounds lefty Jake Fisher (1-4, 5.26).

Tickets to 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).

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 AtlanticLeague.com