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Ducks Winning Inning Wednesday Yields a $10,000 Winner!

Andrew Kratzer wins big prize after Tyler Colvin’s fifth inning grand slam

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 25, 2016) – A ticket to Wednesday’s Long Island Ducks game against the Bridgeport Bluefish came with more than just an exciting ballgame for Andrew Kratzer!

During the Ducks’ 15-5 win at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y., the Wantagh resident won $10,000 as part of the team’s Winning Inning Wednesday promotion.

AUDIO: Listen to the prize-winning grand slam as it occurred!

VIDEO: News 12 Long Island reports on the lucky winner!

Andrew earned the prize after Tyler Colvin hit the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the fifth inning for a grand slam to right field off Bluefish starter R.J. Hively. The Ducks had designated a grand slam as the specific occurrence that must take place in the inning for a fan to win. It was just the second Winning Inning Wednesday of the season for the Ducks, who are showcasing the promotion for the second consecutive season. In 2015, Ducks season ticket holder Ginny Steel of Amityville won the big prize after Long Island scored seven runs in the seventh inning of their 10-9 win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on June 10.

At each Wednesday home game, the Ducks will designate a certain situation to take place for each inning. If the event occurs in that inning, one lucky fan will win $10,000. To be eligible to win, fans simply need to sign up prior to first pitch at the Long Island Ducks Ticket Kiosk, located on the main concourse behind home plate.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 34 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.

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