DUCKS TOP PATRIOTS 9-4 IN RUBBER GAME OF SERIES

Central Islip, NY – The Long Island Ducks (46-23) won the rubber match over the Somerset Patriots (50-20) by a final score of 9-4 Sunday evening at Bethpage Ballpark.july05FINAL

In the top of the first inning right fielder Michael Burgess blasted a three run home run (2) to give Somerset a 3-0 advantage.

Designated hitter Lew Ford smashed a two run home run (7) as the Ducks cut the deficit to 3-2 in the bottom of the first inning.

The Ducks grabbed a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as Ford drilled a home run (8) and left fielder Prentice Redman ripped a RBI single.

Third baseman Greg Hopkins socked a game tying home run (7) in the top of the sixth inning to even the contest at 4-4.

The Flock regained the lead in the ensuing half inning as third baseman Cody Puckett sliced a RBI double making the score 5-4.

Long Island added a run in the bottom of the seventh inning as catcher Mike Blanke launched a home run (3) as the lead increased to 6-4.

In the bottom of the eighth inning the Ducks batted around to score three insurance runs to make the score 9-4 which would be the final. Both second baseman Reegie Corona and Blanke drew bases loaded walks while shortstop Dan Lyons legged out a RBI infield single.

Bruce Kern earned the win (4-1) tossing six innings while surrendering four runs. Sean Bierman suffered the loss (7-2) giving up a season-high five runs in 5.2 innings of work.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue when the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Friday, July 10th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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July 5th Game Notes; Patriots @ Ducks

Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (50-19) conclude the first half of 2015 play with the rubber match of a three game weekend series against the Long Island Ducks (45-23) on the road. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots and Ducks are 3-3 against each other thus far. Somerset leads the all-time series 147-144 as these two squads have been battling since 2000.

First pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

First pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Sean Bierman (7-1, 1.54 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Bruce Kern (3-1, 2.64 ERA) will toss for Long Island

Postseason Bound

The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.

History Happened

The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

Bierman Ballin’

The Patriots are 10-2 when All-Star Sean Bierman toes the rubber. He boast the best ERA in the Atlantic League

Welcome To Pro Ball

Newcomers Vinny Zarrillo and Jose Reyes each tallied their first career professional base hit on Friday and Saturday respectiviely

Winning Ways

The Patriots are 15-3 in their last 18 games

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins

Streaking

David Vidal has a seven game hitting streak. Thomas Neal has a six game hitting streak. Nate Spears has a five game hitting streak.

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 34-5 this year when they score first

Series Sealers

Somerset is 12-1-2 in its last 15 series

Nate The Great

Nate Spears hit .200 in May but hit .347 in June. He is currently in the midst of a 17 game road hitting streak.

Power Ball

The Patriots are 28-3 when they smack a home run

Time To Grind

From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.

T-Daddy

Thomas Neal has 17 RBI in his last 11 ball games

Follow Us

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 5:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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DUCKS WALK-OFF AGAINST PATRIOTS WITH 6-5 WIN

Central Islip, NY – The Long Island Ducks (45-23) edged the Somerset Patriots (50-19) 6-5 Saturday evening at Bethpage Ballpark. First baseman Randy Ruiz hit a RBI walk-off single to snap Somerset’s five game winning streak. july04FINAL

In the top of the first inning catcher David Vidal blasted a RBI double to five Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

Second baseman Jose Reyes blooped a RBI single to stretch Somerset’s lead to 2-0 in the top of the second inning.

The Ducks scored five times in the bottom of the third inning to grab a 5-2 lead as Ruiz clubbed a grand slam (3) and catcher Mike Blanke recorded a RBI single.

The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 5-4 as designated hitter Thomas Neal smashed a two RBI single.

Shortstop Robert Andino hammered a solo home run (2) to even the contest at 5-5 in the top of the eighth inning.

Amalio Diaz earned the win (1-1) in relief. R.J. Seidel suffered the loss (2-3) in relief.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Friday, July 10th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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July 4th Game Notes; Patriots @ Ducks

Central Islip, NY – Happy Independence Day! Tonight the Somerset Patriots (50-18) conclude the first half of 2015 play with the middle game of a three game weekend series against the Long Island Ducks (44-23) on the road. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots last night snapped the Ducks franchise record 17 game home winning streak. It was Long Island’s first home loss since May 31st. The Patriots are 3-2 against each other thus far. They will play each other 9 of the next 14 games.

First pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

First pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Randy Boone (4-1, 2.35 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bobby Blevins (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Long Island

Postseason Bound

The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.

History Happened

The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

High-Water Mark

The Patriots have established a new high-water mark of being 32 games above .500

Winning Ways

The Patriots are 15-2 in their last 17 games

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins

Hit Parade

The Patriots have tallied double figure hits in each of the last five games

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 34-4 this year when they score first

Series Sealers

Somerset is 12-1-2 in its last 15 series

Nate The Great

Nate Spears hit .200 in May but hit .347 in June. He is currently in the midst of a 17 game road hitting streak.

Power Ball

The Patriots are 28-2 when they smack a home run

Time To Grind

From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.

T-Daddy

Thomas Neal has 15 RBI in his last 10 ball games

Follow Us

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 6:35 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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PATRIOTS SNAP DUCKS 17 GAME HOME WINNING STREAK WITH 7-5 WIN

Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (50-18) defeated the Long Island Ducks (44-23) 7-5 Friday evening at Bethpage Ballpark. The Patriots snapped the Ducks 17 game home winning streak which was their longest in franchise history.july03FINAL

In the top of the first inning right fielder Michael Burgess sliced a RBI double while first baseman Mat Gamel poked a RBI single to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.

Shortstop Dan Lyons clubbed a go ahead three run home run (5) in the bottom of the second inning to put Long Island in front 3-2.

Somerset tallied the equalizer in the ensuing half inning as Burgess ripped a RBI single to make the score 3-3.

Center fielder Vinny Zarrillo recorded his first professional career base hit in the top of the fourth inning as his RBI single gave Somerset a 4-3 lead.

Left fielder Delta Cleary Jr. slapped a RBI single to even the score at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Patriots broke the tie when catcher James Skelton fisted a three RBI double in the top of the eighth inning as Somerset grabbed a 7-4 lead.

Designated hitter Randy Ruiz stroked a RBI single to cut the deficit to 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Kyler Newby earned the win (6-2) in relief. J.C. Romero suffered the loss (0-1) in relief. Jon Hunton notched the save (18) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Friday, July 10th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

 

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