LONG ISLAND DUCKS: Lose wild 7-6 game to Lancaster. Will try and even series tonight.
Hoping to turn things around after a bad road trip, the Ducks took both games from the Camden River Sharks this past Wednesday and Thursday upon returning to Bethpage Park. Last night was a different story in the opening game of a Memorial Day Weekend series against the visiting Lancaster Barnstormers.
There Was Something In The Air Last Night...FERNANDO!
If you don't get that reference..., don't ask.
But there was something in the air last night out in Long Island; a Fernando Seguignol blast high and far into the Long Island dusk.
Falling behind early kept the Long Islanders just out of reach all night. After jumping out to a quick
4-0 lead in the first inning with three of those runs coming on Fernando's home run, a three run inside-the park home run by Lancaster's Gilberto Mejia in the seventh inning proved too much for the Ducks to overcome. As a result, last night's 7-6 loss kept the Ducks a full game behind South Maryland in the Liberty Division first half standings. Ruddy Lugo took the loss. Javier Colina upped his batting average to .375.
Both Ray Navarrete and Javier Colina were hit by pitches.
South Maryland defeated Camden last night to stay a game ahead of Long Island. The Ducks' quick taste of first place again was fleeting. Camden and S. Maryland will square off again tonight as will the Ducks and Lancaster.
(SP - Matt Wright)
LONG ISLAND DUCKS
(SP - Mike Loree)
From ~ The Bethpage Pond