Ducks Crush Patriots To Take 2-0 LDCS Lead

LDCS G2 FBFinalCentral Islip, NY- The Long Island Ducks (2-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-2) 11-1 in Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday evening to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series.

The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Jordany Valdespin and a two-run single by Daniel Fields.

Long Island opened up the game with a five-run fifth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by David Washington (1).

Somerset got on the board with a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning on a Mike Fransoso RBI single that made it an 8-1 ballgame.

David Washington answered for the Ducks in the bottom of the frame with his second three-run homer (2) of the game.

Jake Fisher (1-0) picked up the win, allowing a run on four hits in seven innings pitched. Stephen Perakslis (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs on 11 hits in 4.2 innings pitched.

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday, September 21st at 7:05 pm. The game at TD Bank Ballpark will feature a Post Game Fireworks Show. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Ducks Take A Lopsided Game 1 Of Liberty Division Championship Over Patriots

LDCSGame1FBFinalCentral Islip, NY- The Long Island Ducks (1-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-1) 9-2 in Game 1 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday evening to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series.

The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on a two-run triple by Daniel Fields and an RBI single by Lew Ford.

Long Island extended the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI triple by Jordany Valdespin, who then scored on an error on the play for a 5-0 advantage.

The Patriots got on the board in the top of the fifth inning on an RBI single by Craig Massey that cut the lead to 5-1.

Ramon Flores hit a solo home run (1) in the top of the sixth inning to make it a 5-2 game. Flores was the lone bright spot for Somerset, finishing the game 3-for-4 with a run, a home run, and an RBI.

“It was a good night personally, but not what we were looking to do as a team,” said Flores. “We have to definitely do better as a team. We understand it’s a short series so we have to work hard every game and every inning until we get the win.”

The Ducks answered in the bottom of the frame with two runs on a sacrifice fly by Fields and an RBI single by Ford to stretch the lead to 7-2.

Another two runs scored in the bottom of the seventh inning on an error and a sacrifice fly by Valdespin for a 9-2 advantage.

“We need to pick it up in all facets of the game,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie. “It was pretty abnormal, our showing tonight. We really haven’t shown that in the regular season. We need to improve in all aspects. We didn’t pitch the ball well, we didn’t play great defense, and we didn’t really have good at-bats. We have to quickly get back to doing what we do.”

Matt Larkins (1-0) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in six innings. Vince Molesky (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing five runs – four earned – on nine hits in five innings.

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road with Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series between the Somerset Patriots and the Long Island Ducks on Thursday, September 20th. Game 3 of the series will take place at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, September 21st and will feature Post Game Fireworks. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Patriots Fall To Revs In Regular Season Finale

York, PA- The Somerset Patriots (37-26, 72-54) lost 6-1 to the York Revolution (35-28, 67-59) on the final day of the 2018 regular season at PeoplesBank Park on Sunday afternoon.

Somerset started the scoring in the bottom of the fourth when NJ native Scott Kelly smacked an RBI double to make it 1-0. However, that was the only offense the Patriots would get. FINAL-916-fb

York responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, coming on one swing of the bat. Alonzo Harris sent a towering ball over the wall in left field to propel the Revolution in front 3-1.

The Revolution added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to finish the scoring.

Jailen Peguero (3-5) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts and two walks.

Rick Teasley (4-5) took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 4.2 IP with one walk and five strikeouts.

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road for the remainder of the regular season before returning to TD Bank Ballpark for Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday, September 21st at 7:05 pm. The game includes Post Game Fireworks. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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York Offense Too Much For Patriots On Saturday Night

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York, PA- The Somerset Patriots (37-25, 72-53) were bested by the York Revolution (35-27, 67-58) by a score of 11-2 in the penultimate game of the regular season at PeoplesBank Park on Saturday night.

 

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The Patriots scored in the very first inning of the game, when Jayce Boyd laced an opposite field double to score Alfredo Rodriguez to make it 1-0. However, after that point, it was all York.

 

The Revolution responded immediately, as Isaias Tejeda recorded a two-run double, before Wellington Dotel drove in another run with a single to make it 3-1. All three runs came with two outs.

 

York would go on to score six more unanswered runs. A Henry Castillo RBI single made it 4-1 in the bottom of the third. Then, York exploded for five runs on six hits in the fourth inning to make it 9-1.

 

The Patriots grabbed one back in the top of the fifth, when John Nester singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. But, that was the last offense Somerset would generate.

 

York added insurance in the bottom of the fifth, and again in the bottom of the eighth. The Revs’ bullpen kept the Patriots off the scoreboard for the final four innings of the game to secure the win.

 

Austin Wright (1-0) gutted his way to his first win with the Revolution. He pitched six innings and allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.

 

David Kubiak (8-3) made his return to the Patriots on Saturday night, but took the loss after giving up nine runs in 3.1 innings.

 

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road for the remainder of the regular season before returning to TD Bank Ballpark for Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday, September 21st at 7:05 pm. The game includes Post Game Fireworks. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

 

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

 

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

 

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Patriots Sweep Doubleheader Over York On Friday Night

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York, PA- The Somerset Patriots (37-24, 72-52) began the final weekend of the regular season with a doubleheader sweep of the York Revolution on Friday night at PeoplesBank Park. The Patriots tied their largest comeback of the year in game one, erasing a 5-1 deficit en route to winning 6-5 in extra innings. Then, Somerset jumped out to a big early lead and held on to win 7-4 in the nightcap.

 

Click here for game one box score!

 

In game one, a double play in the top of the third scored Justin Pacchioli to give Somerset a 1-0 lead. It was short-lived, though, as York grabbed five runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a commanding 5-1 lead.

 

However, the Patriots would begin to chip away. Nate Coronado hit an RBI single in the fourth, Alfredo Rodriguez smacked an RBI single to left in the fifth, and Nate Coronado scored on a wild pitch before Jose Sermo was plated on a fielder’s choice by Justin Pacchioli in the sixth to erase the deficit and tie the game 5-5 in the sixth inning.

 

The Patriots bullpen put together four scoreless innings of relief and sent the game to extra innings. Justin Pacchioli then came through again, lifting an RBI sac fly to center field to score Justin Trapp and give Somerset a 6-5 lead. Pacchioli finished game one with two RBI and two runs scored.

 

Ryan Kelly (23rd SV) pitched a routine bottom of the eighth to preserve the comeback win for Somerset in game one.

 

Zech Zinicola (2-1) picked up the win for a scoreless inning in the seventh. Meanwhile, Michael Click (2-1) suffered the loss, giving up one run in an inning of work.

 

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Game two had quite the opposite script, as it was the Patriots who erupted early for a big lead. The Patriots scored five runs on six hits in the top of the second inning to jump in front with a 5-0 lead. RBI production in the inning came from Mike Fransoso, Scott Kelly, John Nester, Ramon Flores, and Endy Chavez.

 

Justin Trapp added on in the top of the third inning with his eighth home run of the year, a solo blast to left-center field .

 

Melky Mesa got the Revolution on the board in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI double to score Alexi Casilla and cut the deficit to 5-1.

 

But, Somerset answered in the top of the sixth with an RBI groundout from Nate Coronado to make it 7-1.

 

York would make some noise in the bottom of the seventh, scoring three runs (one earned) on an error and a passed ball. However, they ran out of outs, as Somerset secured the 7-4 win.

 

Duane Below (9-6) picked up the win, tossing five frames with just one run allowed, no walks, and registered six strikeouts.

 

Mitch Atkins (12-7) picked up his second straight loss against his former team, giving up six runs on 10 hits across four innings of work.

 

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road for the remainder of the regular season before returning to TD Bank Ballpark for Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday, September 21st at 7:05 pm. The game includes Post Game Fireworks. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

 

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.

 

For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

 

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