LONG ISLAND DUCKS: Skeeters Outlast Long Islanders in First Ever Meetings Between Teams.
First Ever Final:
For the Ducks, it was hello Texas, and good-bye six game winning streak. Long Island's first taste of Sugar Land wasn't so sweet. Locked in a 1-1 battle, the Skeeters walked off with their first ever win over the Long Island Ducks with a game winning base hit in the ninth. And for the Skeeters, who just came off a dreadful road trip, it guess it was just good to be home.
Lew Ford scored the only Long Island run of the night in the second inning on James McOwen's rbi single. Sugar Land tied the game in the fifth, off a Dan Lyons error.
Otherwise, starting pitcher, Randy Keisler, surrendered only two hits over five innings pitched. He walked one, struck out five, and allowed no earned runs. Eric Niesen pitched a perfect sixth. Jeremy Hill took care of the seventh and eighth innings allowing only a hit. The Skeeters rallied against Connor Graham in the ninth.
Because of the travel involved, Friday night's game was only Game One of what will be an unconventional six game series in Sugar Land between May 11th through May 16th.
GAME TWO of SIX
LONG ISLAND DUCKS
Sugar Land Skeeters
in BIG TEXAS