Bridgewater, NJ- The Long Island Ducks rallied in the top of the tenth inning to defeat the Somerset Patriots 6-3 before 6,786 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday night.
Reid Gorecki drove a three run homerun (4) over the left field wall off of Patriots reliever Mike Solbach to break a 3-3 tie and give the Ducks the 6-3 lead.
Long Island scored to get on the board first in the top of the second inning. Gorecki reached on a walk, moved to second on a single by Mitch Canham, then came around to score on a throwing error by catcher Lou Santangelo.
DeGeorge ripped a two out single down the left field line in the bottom of the seventh to bring home Yunesky Sanchez and increase Somerset’s lead to 3-1.
The Ducks scored in the top of the eighth after Dan Lyons reached on an error and scored after Ray Navarrete hit into a double play to cut the lead to 3-2.
Long Island reliever Jon Hunton (2-0) got the win after tossing three scoreless innings. Solbach (1-2) suffered the loss for Somerset, allowing four runs on five hits in 1.2 innings pitched.
The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Thursday night at 7:05 pm. The game includes Patriots Batting Helmets for the first 1,500 fans courtesy of Wells Fargo Advisors Warren. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.