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Wally Backman of Long Island Ducks named Atlantic League manager of year in 2019

The hits just keep on coming for the Long Island Ducks. Manger Wally Backman was named 2019 Manager of The Year in The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
He managed the team to an 86-54 record, the Ducks won both halves of the season, swept the High Point Rockers in the Division Series and took on a mighty tough Sugar Land Skeeters in the Atlantic League Championship, in the Long Island Ducks Twentieth Season Anniversary.
Congratulations Long Island Ducks and Wally Backman on such a prestigious award.
The link to the story from Long Island newspaper, Newsday is below.

https://www.newsday.com/sports/local/ducks/wally-backman-long-island-ducks-1.38336676

First-year Ducks skipper becomes second manager in team history to earn honor
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Wally Backman, manager of The Long Island Ducks, heads back to the dugout after a pitching mound visit, during a game at Bethpage Ball Park in the 2019 season.
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Ducks hold Trophy Celebration at Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip NY

About 100 Long Island Ducks fans attended a celebration on Tuesday October 8, 2019 to commemorate their fourth championship win. Attending the event were Founder/CEO Frank Boulton, President/GM Michael Pfaff, Manager Wally Backman, Outfielder and Hitting Coach Lew Ford, Baseball Legend Bud Harrelson, Pitchers Rob Rogers, Felix Carvallo, Anderson DeLeon and Brandon Sherman, and Catcher Nick Garland. Hosting the event was Michael Polak, Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting .
The question and answer session consisted of moments during their 20th Anniversary Season and the drive to the title “Accomplish The Mission!”.
Wally Backman (team manager), Frank Boulton (Founder/CEO) and Michael Pfaff (President/GM) all expressed how proud they were of the team overall during the season and the motivation that led them to “Accomplish The Mission!”. Wally Backman rememberd how at the beginning of the season, he mentioend to Mr. Boulton how “We’re going to win this whole thing, fortunately we did”. Backman also brouhg up that this year marks [about] the seventh championship season he had experienced and was happy he was able bring in his years of experience to a very experienced team.
While the team did lost around 10-15 players to major and minor league teams, the central core of the team maintained it’s motivation throughout the year. This is real good, considering how teams can change roster almost at a moments notice and have the roster change almost on a daily basis. Mr. Backman is lookg forward to another year in 2020 and working with the team again.
Also in attendance was home town favorite Buddy Harrelson. His appearance was well received with the fans, as they cheered “Buddy, Buddy!!” as he walked to the interview area to his seat.
Fans in attendance seemed to have enjoyed themselves very much. They cheered each player/staff member as they entered and there was a positive vibe throughout the evening.
The trophy is back home. As for next season, one never knows!

Long Island Ducks on the web: http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=2149

Fans enjoying a wonderful celebration at Bethpage Ballpark, Home of The Long Island Ducks

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Long Island Ducks-2019 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Champions

The Long Island Ducks are the 2019 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Champions beating Sugar Land Skeeters 8-4.
It was an up and down game, going back and forth all night. Finally, out number three happened, when it looked like the Skeeters were threatening and the Ducks will take home the trophy and series rings.

For more information visit the Ducks and the Championship win go to:
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Presenting The 2019 Atlantic League Champions – The Long Island Ducks
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2019 Atlantic League Championship-Duck win forces series to decisive game 5

Saturday October 5, 2019
The Long Island Ducks won 3-2, in 10 innings to force a fifth game against Sugar Land Skeeters.
The Skeeters opened the game with a 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Ducks retaliated with a run, making the score 2-1.
The game continued with that score until the sixth inning, when the Ducks evened the score at 2 a piece.
Neither team would see a run until a dramatic 10th inning when the Ducks waddled in the winning run, giving them a 3-2 win and evening the series at 3 games a piece.
The final game continues in Sugar Land Texas with first pitch slated for 7:35 p.m.

For a full game recap, visit the Ducks on the web:
http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=2147

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2019 Atlantic League Championship-Ducks blanked 7-0 by Skeeters

The Long Island Ducks were shut out 7-0 in game 2 on Wednesday, October 2 2019 by Sugar Land Skeeters. The series is now even at one game a piece.
Darin Downs was the starter for the Ducks and Skeeters starter was Carlos Pimentel.
The Skeeters were put on the scoreboard and took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, A two-out, two-run throwing error in the second extended the visitors’ lead to five. The Skeeters went on to add single runs in the third and sixth innings on two-out RBI singles from Zach Borenstein and Javier Betancourt. 
The Ducks bats were pretty much lifeless during the game and could not pose a threat to Skeeter pitchers at all.
The best of five series continues Friday, October 4, 2019 in Sugar Land Texas at EDT at Constellation Field. First pitch slated for 7:35 p.m.
Pitching match up that night is right-hander Seth Simmons (8-8, 3.86) for the Ducks against Skeeters righty Troy Scribner (6-7, 3.68).

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2019 Atlantic League Championship – Long Island Ducks claim victory in game 1

The Long Island Ducks won game one of a five game series on Tuesday night 7-5.
The Ducks came out ready to play and erupted for 5 runs against Skeeters starter Mike Hauschild. Lew Ford singled in an rbi, Deibinson Romero detonated a bomb to left center for a 3 run round tripper and David Washington cracked a solo shot very deep to centerfield.
The Ducks became a little unraveled, when the Skeeters brought the game to 5-2 in the third inning, off pitcher Vin Mazzaro, who let the Skeeters score on a wild pitch, Zack Borenstein had an rbi single. Cody Stanley’s ground out brought in another run, bringing the Skeeters within 2 runs, making the score 5-3.
David Washington’s colossal solo home run and Steve Lombardozzi’s sac fly brought in 2 more runs in the third inning.
The Skeeters came within 2 in the eighth, bringing them a run on a throwing error and a long ball by by Denis Phipps.
That is all the Skeeters could do, as the Ducks went on to win by a final score of 7-3.
Game 2 is slated for 6:35 p.m., Wednesday October 2, 2019.

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2019 Atlantic League Championship this week.

The Sugar Land Skeets have entered the 2019 Atlantic League Championship, defeating York Revolution last weekend 3 games to 1. The Long Island Ducks had a chance to rest up and gear up to face a very tough and competitive Skeeter team.
The Championship series starts Tuesday October 1, 2019 at Bethpage Ballpark, in Central Islip. The two teams will face each other a second time in as many years and a third time since 2016. The level of play between both teams has been very competitive and the rivalry between the two teams has developed since 2016, with each team almost creating a playoff sort of atmosphere even in the regular season. This will be the fourth time the Skeeters are in the playoffs, since 2014. The team itself is has been around only since 2012 and has been competitive sinc then.
The Ducks are seeking to bring back a trophy to Long Island. The last time was in 2012 and 2013, taking Quack to Quack Championships. This year will mark the fourth consecutive year that the Ducks have made it to the Championship, with a thirst for winning it again.
The pitching this year for the Ducks has been a huge factor.
Vin Mazzaro led the team with 11 wins (tied for fourth over all in league leaders), 11-4 record, 3.61 era in 92.1 innings, Joe Iorio was the team mvp this year. The right-hander has excelled as both a starting pitcher and a reliever in this season. He began the season in the bullpen, posting a 1-0 record and a 0.53 ERA in 10 games, yielding just one run over 17 innings of work. He then moved into the starting rotation and compiled a 4-3 record with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts for the Flock.
Outfielder Rey Fuentes , infielder L.J. Mazzilli, outfielder/dh Lew Ford, infielder Steve Lombardozzi were key in the Ducks offense. The team overall had a strong defense and were able to perform very well, supporting the pitching and offense.

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2019 Atlantic League Championship Series

It’s official. The 2019 Atlantic League Championship now knows exactly who will play in the series.
The Sugar Land Skeeters won the Freedom Division Series 3 games to 1, on Saturday night September 28, 2019, against York Revolution.
The Long Island Ducks had taken the Liberty Division Series over the High Point Rockers on Friday night, September 27, 2019.
The Atlantic League Championship starts on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Bethpage Ball Park in Central Islip NY, Home of the Long Island Ducks. Game two, Bethpage Ball Park, Central Islip NY. Third game is at Constellation Field in Sugar Land Texas.
The series is a best of five series. This is the second time in as many years that the Sugar Land Skeeters will play The Long Island Ducks.
Two teams play, one team wins.

For information on the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Championship Series, starting times, locations, ticket information and information around the league, click any of the links below.

Long Island Ducks on the web:
http://liducks.com/home/

Sugar Land Skeeters on the web:
https://www.sugarlandskeeters.com

Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on the web:
http://www.atlanticleague.com

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Long Island Ducks, The 2019 Liberty Division Champions

The Long Island Ducks won 3-2 agains a tough opponent, The High Point Rockers, giving them the 2019 Liberty Division Championship.
The Ducks are now heading towards the final match, The Atlantic League Championship. As of this writing, their opponents have yet to be known. The Sugar Land Skeeters and York Revolution are still battling it out for the Freedom Division Title. The Skeeters are leading that series 2 games to 1 and will complete the best of five series this weekend to decide who the Ducks will meet in The Championship Series.

For more information about the Liberty Division Champion Long Island Ducks:
http://liducks.com/news/current/?article_id=2138

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http://www.atlanticleague.com

The Long Island Ducks – 2019 Liberty Division Champions