The Long Island Ducks (10-11) have been setting the trend in the 2014 season that they have been scrapping and clawing through the season thus far. There are some nights the Ducks were able to earn the victory but on a beautiful Sunday afternoon versus the Camden Riversharks (7-16) the guys took a tough 10-6 loss in Atlantic League action.
Ducks starter John Brownell (1-3) gave up an early homer and though the guys did fight for him and the rest of the club to try to get some runs in the end it was the Camden bullpen that was able to keep Long Island off the board.
Captain Lew Ford extended his on-base streak to 14 consecutive games, while also hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning. Long Island has now totaled 13 homers on the season, while going deep in back-to-back games (the Ducks got a huge homer from Joash Brodin on Saturday in the doubleheader split with Camden on Saturday.)
Brodin continued his fine hitting in the series finale against Camden, earning his first four-hit game of the year going 4-for-5 from the dish. It was the third four-hit game for the Ducks this season (Lew Ford and Fehlandt Lentini). It also marked Brodin’s fourth multi-hit game this season.
Long Island will continue their homestand on Monday night, as they open a four-game series against the Maryland Blue Crabs. First pitch for game one is set for 6:35 pm, with the Bethpage Ballpark gates set to open a 5:35 pm. The pitching match-up for the night will feature Right-hander Bobby Blevins will get the start for Long Island against Southern Maryland righty Brian Baker.
Over the weekend, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) welcomed the 30th million fan in the 17th season of existence. Each Club in the League including the Ducks is celebrated the milestone by having a very special pre-game ceremony with fan Sandy Van Essendelft, who is a long-time season ticket holder with the club.
The Ducks also honored Carle Place pitcher Mike Delio who on April 1, 2014 threw a perfect game for the baseball team, Delio who recorded 21 outs and every single out was a strikeout had the opportunity to throw out one of the first pitches prior to the game.
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Some of the pre-game ceremony and a meet-and-greet the team held with Bud Harrelson
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