Monday, June 13, 2011

L.I. DUCKS ~ Keep Their Slim Lead Over Hot Crabs


Long Island Ducks:  Win Rubber Game Against Bluefish.  But Blue Crabs Won't Go Away.

Long Island took the rubber game in their series against Bridgeport.  The problem is, South Maryland hasn't gone away yet.  They stayed in second place behind the Ducks by a mere half game even after losing their two top hitters to the Mexican League last week.  But that hasn't stopped the Blue Crabs from winning their last six games in a row to keep pressure on first place Long Island.  Sunday, they shut-out the York Revolution 3-0.

In the rubber game against Bridgeport, Ray Navarrete hit his seventh home run of the season in the third inning to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead.  The Bluefish got one back in the bottom half.  Then in the seventh, Ray skied a sacrifice fly to right scoring Dan Lyons from third base for his third RBI of the game.  The Ducks won by a final score of 4-2. 

Shane Youman picked up his first win of the season in relief of Heath Phillips, who left the game after five innings with the score tied at two.  Youman pitched two innings, allowing only a walk while striking out two.  Bubbie Buzachero pitched the ninth inning for his seventh save.

No games are scheduled for Monday.  Tuesday the Ducks start a three game series in Lancaster.


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