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IRONMASTERS SWEEP DUCKS

Dominic DiSabatino fanned 10 in seven innings, and Joseph Carpenter homered for the third straight day as the “Lebanon Ironmasters” completed a three-game sweep of the Long Island Ducks with a 7-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

It was the sixth straight win for the Lancaster Barnstormers, wearing the Ironmasters jerseys to honor the neighbors to the north, over the last two seasons.

DiSabatino (2-1) yielded three singles and three walks in dealing shutout baseball in the series finale.  The right-hander did not allow a runner to advance beyond first base until, with two outs in the seventh, Brian Goodwin plunked a soft single into center, and Joe DeCarlo drew a walk.  DiSabatino finished his day fanning Mike Wilson to become the first Barnstormer this season to record 10 punchouts in a game.

Lebanon scored a run in the first on a double by Melvin Mercedes who worked his way home on outs.  From there, it was wildness out of starter Chris Pike (0-1) that proved costly to the Ducks.  Pike yielded a pair of runs in the second without an Ironmasters hit.  In the third, the Long Island native missed with 12 of his first 13 pitches before exiting the game.  Trayvon Robinson got one run home on a ground ball to first.  Reliever Chris Cepeda fanned Chris Proctor, but Lebanon native Joseph Carpenter lined a three-run homer onto the right field deck for the 7-0 lead.

Lancaster’s bullpen kept the shutout working until two outs in the ninth when Alex Dickerson cracked a solo homer to right on an 0-1 pitch from Cole Aker.

The Barnstormers will take on the Lexington Counter Clocks Tuesday evening at 6:30.  Nile Ball (1-1) will make the start for the Barnstormers.  Fans may watch the game on Blue Ridge 11 or FloBaseball.

NOTES:  Carpenter homered for the third straight game and batted safely for the sixth straight…Lancaster tied a season high with nine walks total…The Barnstormers won their fourth straight for the first time this season…Tyler LaPorte threw scoreless baseball for the fourth time in his last five appearances…DiSabatino has gone back-to-back starts without allowing an earned run.