May 29th Game Notes; Ducks @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-10) host the Long Island Ducks (18-14) for the third game of a four game series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset leads the all-time series 145-142 as these two New York and New Jersey squads have been rivals since 2000. This is a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series. The first two games of this set have been split and each contest was decided by one run.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty David Harden (2-1, 1.58 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Billy Buckner (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Long Island.

WinningWays

The Patriots have won five straight series

Marrero Mania

Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 16 game hitting streak. He is hitting .420 over that span with 4 HRs and 12 RBI and 9 doubles.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a seven game hitting streak and Somerset is 12-0 when he bats in the 2-hole. He hit the walk-off RBI single to break the scoreless tie in the 12th on Thursday, May 28th.

Stellar Pen

The Patriots are 14-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 1.96.

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.

Fun Friday

The Patriots are 5-0 on games played on a Friday this year

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 16-2 this year when they score first

Power Play

The Patriots are 12-2 when the smack a home run

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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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EGGLESTON’S WALK-OFF RBI SINGLE GIVES SOMERSET EXTRA INNING WIN

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (22-10) shutout the Long Island Ducks (18-14) 1-0 in 12 innings Thursday evening from TD Bank Ballpark. Left fielder Aharon Eggleston spanked a walk-off RBI single to plate center fielder Jonny Tucker as the Patriots won for the fifth time in walk-off fashion. Tucker drew a leadoff walk and would steal second base to get in scoring position. maaay28FINALAudio of game winning hit courtesy of WCTC.

Daniel Sattler earned the win (2-0) as he struck out the side in the top of the 12th inning. Amalio Diaz sustained the loss (0-1).

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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May 28th Game Notes; Ducks @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-10) host the Long Island Ducks (18-13) for the second game of a four game series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset leads the all-time series 144-142 as these two New York and New Jersey squads have been rivals since 2000. This is a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Sean Bierman (3-1, 2.22 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mickey Jannis (2-2, 2.37 ERA) will toss for Long Island.

WinningWays

The Patriots have won five straight series

Marrero Mania

Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 15 game hitting streak. He is hitting .431 over that span with 4 HRs and 12 RBI and 9 doubles.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a six game hitting streak and Somerset is 11-0 when he bats in the 2-hole

Stellar Pen

The Patriots are 14-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 2.04.

Turning It Around

In his first 11 games Mat Gamel had two RBI…in his last four games Mat Gamel has nine RBI. In his first 22 games Robert Andino had four RBI…in his last four games Robert Andino has six RBI.

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.

Thirsty Thursday

The Patriots are 4-0 on games played on a Thursday this year

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 15-2 this year when they score first

Power Play

The Patriots are 12-2 when the smack a home run

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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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DUCKS EDGE PATRIOTS 7-6

Bridgewater, NJ – The Long Island Ducks (18-13) defeated the Somerset Patriots (21-10) 7-6 Wednesday evening from TD Bank Ballpark. The game was delayed 53 minutes at the start due to rain.maaay27FINAL

In the top of the first inning center fielder Lew Ford hit a RBI groundout to give Long Island a 1-0 advantage.

Long Island plated a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning to increase its lead to 3-0. First baseman Jon Griffin clubbed a RBI double while catcher Jose Morales recorded a RBI sacrifice fly.

The Patriots exploded for six runs on six hits as 11 batters came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning to give Somerset a 6-3 lead. Left fielder Scott Cousins cranked a two run home run (1) and third baseman David Vidal stroked a RBI single. Catcher Adam Donachie drew a bases loaded walk and center fielder Jonny Tucker socked a two RBI single.

The Ducks cut into the deficit making the score 6-5 in the ensuing half inning as third baseman Cody Puckett hit a RBI sacrifice fly and right fielder Bryan Sabatella roped a RBI single.

In the top of the eighth inning the Ducks jumped in front scoring two runs to grab a 7-6 lead. Second baseman Reegie Corona legged out a RBI fielder’s choice while Ford sliced a RBI single.

Patrick Crider earned the win (1-1) in relief. Kyler Newby suffered the loss (4-1) in relief. Ryan Kussmaul notched the save (8) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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May 27th Game Notes; Ducks @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-9) host the Long Island Ducks (17-13) for the first game of a four game series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first meeting between the Patriots and Ducks this year. Both teams are playing well as Somerset is 13-3 in their last 16 while Long Island is 7-3 in their last 10.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Randy Boone (0-1, 1.72 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler John Brownell (4-1, 2.37 ERA) will toss for Long Island.

Winning Ways

The Patriots have won five straight series

Marrero Mania

Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 14 game hitting streak. He is hitting .426 over that span with 4 HRs and 12 RBI and 8 doubles.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a six game hitting streak and Somerset is 11-0 when he bats in the 2-hole

Turning It Around

In his first 11 games Mat Gamel had two RBI…in his last three games Mat Gamel has nine RBI. In his first 22 games Robert Andino had four RBI…in his last three games Robert Andino has six RBI.

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.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 13-3 this year when they score four runs or more

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 15-2 this year when they score first

Power Play

The Patriots are 12-1 when the smack a home run

Nail Biters

They are 12-5 in games decided by two runs or less

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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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