Things looked bleak for the Long Island Ducks (21-10) when they trailed by one run in the ninth inning, but the Long Island Ducks recovered thanks to a key triple in the ninth inning from James McOwen to pull out a 6-5 win over the Camden Riversharks (13-18) at Campbells Field.
With the Long Island Ducks trailing by one, McOwen came to the plate and tripled, plating Kraig Binick and Wilberto Ortiz.
McOwen racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Long Island Ducks. He singled in the first inning and tripled in the ninth inning.
The Long Island Ducks got their bats going early, scoring three runs in the first inning to pull ahead of the Camden Riversharks.
The Camden Riversharks couldn't get anything going so long as Eric Niesen was on the hill. The Camden Riversharks managed just one hit off of Niesen, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.
Jon Meloan recorded his second win of the year for the Long Island Ducks. He struck out two, walked none and surrendered two hits.
John Lujan (1-3) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just one inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed two runs.
The Long Island Ducks jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. After McOwen singled, Brandon Sing doubled, bringing home McOwen and Bryant Nelson. The scoreboard lit up again for the Long Island Ducks when Sing scored on an RBI single by Ray Navarrete.
The Long Island Ducks never surrendered the lead after the ninth inning, scoring two runs on a two-run triple by McOwen.