Ducks Club Five in Three Innings for 12-4 Win
The Long Island Ducks found the short right field dimension at Clipper Magazine Stadium much to their liking on Wednesday evening.
Long Island slugged five homers in three innings en route to their second consecutive one-sided win, 12-4, in the middle game of a three-game set against the host Barnstormers.
With the score tied, 3-3, Alex Dickerson launched a one-out homer in the fourth inning off Spencer Johnston (1-1). Brantley Bell, who knocked in five for the game hit a two-run shot later in the inning for a 6-3 advantage.
Brian Goodwin connected for a leadoff shot in the fifth. In the sixth, Chance Sisco unloaded a two-run shot off Johnston, and Goodwin later blasted his second of the night. All five long balls were hit off Johnston.
Lancaster had taken a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. With one out, Melvin Mercedes lined a base hit into right center and went to second on a bobble by Goodwin. Andretty Cordero doubled to left center for the first run. He scored on a single to left center by Ariel Sandoval. Sandoval stole second, took third on a deep fly out and came home on a single up the middle by Joseph Carpenter.
McKenzie Mills (1-1) allowed only one more hit in the remainder of his five-inning stint, an RBI single by Sandoval in the fourth. Only Yeison Coca managed a hit off the Long Island bullpen, grounding a single up the middle to start the ninth against Justin Alintoff.
Brent Teller (4-3) will make the start on Thursday in the series finale against Matt Solter (3-2 with High Point). Fans may tune into the game on Blue Ridge 11 or FloBaseball, beginning at 6:30.
NOTES: Sandoval and Coca both extended hitting streaks to seven games…Sandoval is now hitting .392 for the season but is still short of the number of plate appearances he needs to qualify for the batting lead…Anthony Peroni was 1-for-3 in his return to the Barnstormers…He signed earlier in the day after being released by Long Island the week before…To make room, Lancaster released catcher Marshall Rich.