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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
(LHP - Scott Snodgrass)
Long Island Ducks
(LHP - Jack Snodgrass)
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Long Island Ducks: Anxiety Over Poor Start Eased by Opening Day Victory.
Opening Day was a success. Long Island Ducks fans were treated to a 6-4 victory over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the season's first game at Bethpage Ballpark.
Starter Bobby Blevins pitched 5 innings in posting his first win of the season, and Todd Coffey registered his first save. Delta Cleary Jr, and Sean Burroughs led offensively with 2 RBI apiece.
Unfortunately, Thursday night's Opening Day victory was only their second of this very young season, and merely tied them with these very same Blue Crabs for the worst start among this season's Atlantic League members.
For both Long Island and Southern Maryland, their respective 2-6 records gives this four game weekend series all the context we need.
With regard to the Liberty Division standings, the Ducks now trail the undefeated (8-0) Somerset Patriots by six games. The Patriots swept Long Island in the opening series of the season at Somerset. The migrating Flock then proceeded to drop 2 of 3 games in Connecticut against the newly minted New Britain Bees.