CENTRAL ISLIP, NY— The Long Island Ducks defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs by the final of 9-3 to complete the suspended game one of the three game series.
The Ducks lit up the scoreboard with nine runs scored from the third to the fourth innings. The Ducks put two runners on in the bottom of the third, when Fehlandt Lentini came to the plate and ripped a single to left to score Mike Blanke to make it 1-0 Ducks. Delta Cleary Jr. came forward and slashed a two run double, followed by a Cody Puckett RBI single to complete the four run third.
In the bottom of the fourth, Tyler Colvin led things off with a double. The very next hitter Mike Dowd drove a single to center to score Colvin. A few batters later, and with the bases loaded, Fehlandt Lentini completed his four RBI game with a bases clearing double. The very next batter, Delta Cleary Jr. pulled a single to right to score Lentini to make it 9-0.
The Blue Crabs scored sporadically to push across three runs.
In the second game, the Blue Crabs pulled off the 6-4 win in seven innings to take game two. Southern Maryland took the early lead in the top of the first off the RBI single from Angel Sanchez. In the bottom of the frame, the Ducks scored two runs on the Ruben Gotay RBI Double and Mike Dowd RBI single.
Angel Sanchez stepped to the plate with two on in the top of the third and drilled a two run double to put the Blue Crabs ahead 3-2. The Ducks tied the game in the bottom of the third when Ruben Gotay ripped a single to left to tie the game at 3-3.
The great offensive night continued when he drove a two run homerun over the wall to give the Blue Crabs the lead for the rest of the way. RHP Cody Eppley came on for the save in the bottom of the seventh and gave up a solo homerun to Matt Wessinger. Eppley was able to settle in and pick up the save and secure the Blue Crabs victory.
The Blue Crabs will look for the series win tomorrow night in Central Islip. The first pitch is set for 6:35 P.M.
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