Late Long Island Rally Drops Somerset

Central Islip, New York – The Long Island Ducks (21-16, 64-43) scored four runs in the eighth inning to drop the Somerset Patriots (14-24, 56-52) 6-4 on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

The Patriots got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI single from Michael Ohlman, but it wouldn’t last long.82019 OHLMAN WEB

Long Island responded with a run in the bottom half of the inning. D’Arby Myers began the inning with a triple and the next batter, Daniel Fields, hit him in with an RBI groundout to knot the game at 1-1.
The Ducks jumped ahead 2-1 in the fourth inning powered by an LJ Mazzilli (10) solo home run to left field.

In the sixth, Rey Navarro punched a two-out, two-run single to left to set Somerset ahead 3-2. Then in the seventh, Ohlman added an RBI single up the middle to extend the lead 4-2.

The Ducks rallied in the eighth inning though scoring four runs on three hits. Lew Ford and Hector Sanchez each collected an RBI in the inning while Mazzilli batted in two to round out the scoring and make it a 6-4 Long Island lead.

Ismael Cabrera (1-0) earned the victory after he worked 2 innings of relief and allowing just one run to score on two hits.

Luis Cruz (2-4) is handed the loss after failing to get an out in the eighth and allowing three runs to score.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues with two more games on the road against the Ducks before the team returns home on Friday, August 23 to host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Big Bats Fall Short in 14-9 Loss

Central Islip, New York – The Long Island Ducks (20-16, 63-43) powered past the Somerset Patriots (14-23, 56-51) 14-9 in an offensive shootout on Monday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

After an hour and four minute rain delay, the Patriots struck first in the second inning. Michael Crouse reached on an infield single to lead off the inning then stole second and third base. Later in the inning, Craig Massey drove him in with a single.

But the Ducks had a quick response with a Deibinson Romero RBI double in the bottom of the second, and a Romero sacrifice fly RBI to give the Ducks a 2-1 advantage in the third inning.

Jimmy Paredes led off the fourth inning with a walk and the very next batter, Crouse (8), crushed a home run over the left field wall. Then, Massey singled, stole second and third, and later scored on a wild pitch to set Somerset ahead 4-2.

But the Ducks responded in a big fashion, scoring eight runs on seven hits. Twelve Ducks stepped to the plate in the fourth and Long Island held a 10-4 lead after four innings.

Massey drove in another run in the fifth with a sacrifice fly, but Long Island answered when LJ Mazzilli scored Lew Ford on a single.

Somerset added three runs in the sixth thanks to a Justin Pacchioli RBI single and a two-RBI single from Edwin Espinal. Then in the seventh, the Patriots added another run from another Pacchioli run-scoring hit to bring Somerset within two runs.

Mazzilli again secured the lead with an RBI single in the seventh and the Ducks added two more in the eighth inning.

Vin Mazzaro (6-4) earns the win after finishing five innings and allowing 11 hits and five runs to score.

David Holmberg (1-4) is tabbed with the loss after giving up eight runs on ten hits in 3.1 innings.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues with three more games on the road against the Ducks before the team returns home on Friday, August 23 to host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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O’Sullivan Leads Patriots with Complete Game

Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (14-22, 56-50) finished off the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (19-17, 44-61) 7-0, powered by a complete game shutout from Liam O’Sullivan on Sunday afternoon at Regency Furniture Stadium.

O’Sullivan went toe-to-toe with Atlantic League veteran Daryl Thompson who held the Patriots off the scoreboard until the fourth inning.818 OSullivan WEB

Will Kengor began the fourth with a double and two batters later, Edwin Espinal drove him in with a single up the middle.

Then in the eighth, Justin Pacchioli launched a one out triple to center field. It was Espinal again, who collected the RBI on a single to left field.

In the ninth inning, the Patriots offense piled it on when they scored five runs to make it a 7-0 game. Teodoro Martinez (3) powered a two-run home run to left field. With two outs, Espinal (5) followed suit with a three-run bomb over the Mini Monster in left.

After O’Sullivan (4-7) allowed two hits in the first inning he settled in allowing just one additional hit in the contest. The right-hander walked two and struck out seven in the complete game performance.

Daryl Thompson (13-7) takes the tough luck loss after pitching seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues with four games on the road against the Long Island Ducks before the team returns home on Friday, August 23 to host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Drop 9-7 Battle

Waldorf, Maryland – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (19-16, 44-60) scored six runs in the fourth inning to down the Somerset Patriots (13-22, 55-50) 9-7 on Saturday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.

The Patriots jumped ahead with a run in the first inning when Justin Pacchioli walked, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Edwin Espinal, the next batter, drove Pacchioli in with a sacrifice fly. 817 ESPINAL WEB

Mike Ohlman reached on an error by third baseman Tony Thomas to lead off the second inning. Then, Yovan Gonzalez was hit by a pitch. After a successful sacrifice bunt from Rey Navarro, Teodoro Martinez delivered a two-run single to center field to stretch the Patriots lead to 3-0.

But the Blue Crabs offense heated up in the third. Thomas drove in a run on a single to left and later scored on Cory Vaughn double to make it a 3-2 game.

In the fourth, Southern Maryland poured it on with six runs on four hits to take an 8-3 lead.

After three scoreless frames, Alfredo Rodriguez began the eighth with a single up the middle. Next, Will Kengor doubled to center field, then Pacchioli drove in Rodriguez with a single. Later in the inning, Kengor scored on a wild pitch and Mike Ohlman and Gonzalez finished off the scoring with back-to-back RBI doubles to cut the deficit to one.

The Blue Crabs got a run back in the bottom of the eighth inning when Mike Falsetti scored on a wild pitch.

Kyle Simon (4-8) earned the win after giving up eight runs in 7.1 innings. Rick Teasley (4-2) takes the loss after allowing eight to score in four innings. Mat Latos (19) recorded the save for the Blue Crabs.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues with five more games on the road before the team returns home on Friday, August 23 to host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Storm Back and Down Southern Maryland

Waldorf, Maryland – The Somerset Patriots (13-21, 55-49) came from behind to defeat the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (18-16, 43-60) 5-2 on Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium.

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After a 30-minute rain delay, Southern Maryland started the scoring in the second inning. Cory Vaugh (18) powered a solo home run to left-center field to leadoff the inning.

Then, Jon Griffin (5) added a solo home run of his own to lead off the third inning.

Somerset struggled offensively early on only collecting three hits through the first six frames.

But the Patriots got offense started in the seventh inning with three straight singles to load the bases in the seventh inning. Next, Craig Massey drove in Mike Ohlman with a sacrifice fly to get Somerset on the scoreboard. Later in the inning, Alfredo Rodriguez drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game at 2-2.

The Patriots offense went back to work in the eighth inning as well. Justin Pacchioli reached on an error by first baseman Josh McAdams to begin the frame, then Jimmy Paredes and Mike Ohlman drew walks.

Later in the inning, Yovan Gonzalez worked a one out walk to scor Pacchioli, the go-ahead run. Teodoro Martinez capped the inning off with a two-out, two-run single.

Vince Molesky (4-3) earned the win after working four relief innings and allowing just one run to score. Adam Choplick (0-2) takes the loss after three unearned runs scored in the eighth on his watch. Chris Beck (1) recorded his first save with Somerset.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues with six more games on the road before the team returns home on Friday, August 23 to host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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