Lancaster took Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship Series over Long Island on Wednesday night, 5-1, at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Barnstormers' starting pitcher Dwayne Pollok (2-0) picked up the win, holding the Ducks scoreless in six innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two.

Lancaster, chasing its second league title, took an early lead in the second inning when Travis Denker scored on a Long Island error. Barnstormers' infielder Kody Kirkland made it 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer off of Ducks' starter Randy Keisler. Lancaster busted the game open in the bottom of the seventh with a three-run homer from Ryan Harvey.

Long Island, also competing for its second league title, got its lone run in the top of the seventh when Dan Lyons scored on an RBI single from Kraig Binick.

The Barnstormers will host Game 2 on Thursday night before the best-of-5 series shifts to Long Island.