Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (26-29, 61-64) defeated the Long Island Ducks (16-36, 55-66) 5-1 Wednesday night from Bethpage Ballpark in game two of this doubleheader. Derell McCall was magnificent as he had a no hitter through 6.1 innings. McCall was two outs away from the first no hitter in Patriots franchise history until he surrendered a one out single in the seventh inning to first baseman Brandon Sing.
The Patriots scored three quick runs in the top of the first inning to take an early 3-0 lead. First baseman Jesse Hoorelbeke hit a RBI sacrifice fly and designated hitter Corey Smith socked a line drive two run home run (6) to left field.
Hoorelbeke spanked a towering home run (20) in the top of the third inning to expand Somerset’s lead to 4-0.
Third baseman Jeff Nettles collected a RBI via a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to make the score 5-0.
McCall earned his ninth win of the season as he tossed a complete game scattering just three hits. Jino Gonzalez suffered his second loss of the year.
The 2012 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on Friday, September 7th when the Patriots return home to take on the Lancaster Barnstormers at 7:05 p.m. The game features a Post-Game Fireworks Show and Diabetes Awareness Night. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.