(Staten Island, N.Y., June 10, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Staten Island FerryHawks 1-0 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Stephen Tarpley fired seven scoreless innings for the Ducks, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters. Anthony Rodriguez lasted five innings for the FerryHawks, yielding no runs on three hits and five walks with two strikeouts.

The only run of the ballgame scored in the bottom of the ninth. Staten Island loaded the bases with two outs on two infield singles and a walk before Yunior Santana’s RBI single to center field won it the FerryHawks.

Eddy Reynoso (3-2) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief, yielding a hit while striking out two. Kai-Wei Lin (0-1) suffered the loss, conceding the winning run on three hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning with two strikeouts.

The Ducks and FerryHawks continue their three-game series on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at SIUH Community Park. Fans 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. Right-hander Scott Harkin (3-3, 4.60) takes the mound for the Ducks against FerryHawks righty Anthony Auletta (1-0, 7.36).

Long Island returns home on Friday, June 17, to begin a three-game set with the Wild Health Genomes. 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 Ducks Beach Towels, courtesy of Enzo. It’s also an Angela’s Pizza Friday! A player on the Genomes will be designated as the K-Man, and if he strikes out during the game, all fans can show their game ticket to receive a special offer throughout the rest of the weekend at Angela’s Pizzeria of Islip. 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.

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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