September 9, 2012 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Long Island Ducks
(Sugar Land, Texas, Sept. 9, 2012) - The Long Island Ducks defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 7-1 on Sunday night in the third game of a four-game series at Constellation Field.
Long Island grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third inning courtesy of RBI singles by Brandon Pinckney and Bryant Nelson off Skeeters starter Tim Redding. A five-run fifth inning opened the Ducks' lead to seven. RBI singles from Timo Perez and Ray Navarrete, a two-run base hit by Joash Brodin and a run-scoring wild pitch highlighted the frame.
Sugar Land finally got on the scoreboard in the seventh inning against Ducks starter John Brownell on a RBI single to left by Iggy Suarez. However, the Skeeters would not get any closer.
Brownell (1-0) got the win in his Ducks debut, tossing seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out five. Redding (3-2) took the loss, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in four and one-third innings of work.
Nelson and Navarrete each led the Ducks with two hits at the plate.
The Ducks and Skeeters play the finale of their four-game set on Monday night. Game time is slated for 8:05 PM EDT from Constellation Field. Fans can follow all the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon. Streaming audio will be provided by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network. Right-hander Bobby Blevins toes the rubber for the Ducks against former Major League southpaw Scott Kazmir.
Long Island returns home on Tuesday, September 11 to open a seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. It's 9/11 Responders Night at the ballpark, and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Baseball Caps, courtesy of the WTC Health Program. At 5:00, a steel beam from the World Trade Center will be donated to Ducks founder and CEO Frank Boulton and permanently affixed to the grounds outside Bethpage Ballpark. Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or visiting www.liducks.com.