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Ducks' Bullpen Preserves Win Over Flying Boxcars

June 22, 2024 - Atlantic League (AtL)
Long Island Ducks News Release

(Central Islip, N.Y.) - The Long Island Ducks defeated the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars 6-2 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series before a past capacity crowd of 6,594 at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

The Ducks jumped out in front 2-0 in the first inning on a two-out, two-run base hit by Ivan Castillo versus Flying Boxcars starter Yoelvin Silven. Hagerstown tied the game at two in the third thanks to a two-run home run to left field off the bat of Cito Culver against Long Island starter Jimmy Robbins.

The Flock took a 5-2 advantage in the fourth against Flying Boxcars reliever Brett Matthews thanks to Manuel Geraldo's RBI fielder's choice and a two-run base knock from Ryan McBroom. Long Island added an insurance run in the eighth for a 6-2 cushion on Chance Sisco's run-scoring single.

Robbins (2-2) picked up the victory, allowing two runs on two hits in five innings pitched, walking and striking out four. Silven registered a no-decision after giving up two runs on five hits in three innings of work, walking two and striking out one. Matthews (1-1) suffered the loss after surrendering three runs on a pair of hits in one inning on the mound along with three walks issued.

McBroom tallied three hits, two RBIs and a walk en route to the victory.

The Ducks and Flying Boxcars wrap up their three-game series on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Dad Caps, courtesy of Built Different Sports. It's also a Sunday Family Funday, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Prior to the game, fans are invited to have a catch on the field from 12:40-1:00. Following the game, fans are welcome back down to the field to take part in Kids Run the Bases. Right-hander Daniel Corcino (2-3, 5.23) gets the start for Long Island against Hagerstown righty Malik Binns (2-5, 8.42).

Tickets for the game, and all Ducks games, are available by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action live on FloBaseball.

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