May 1st Game Notes; Patriots @ Ducks

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Central Islip, NY – Tonight at 6:35 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (8-3) visit the Long Island Ducks (2-9) in the second game of a three game midweek series from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots have won five games in a row. Last night Somerset rallied from a 4-0 deficit after five frames to end up winnings 6-5. It was the fifth come from behind win for the Patriots on the young season.

Relive the thrilling victory from last night by listening to the following radio calls courtesy of WCTC…

Mike Wilson was the hero of last night's game as he hit a clutch go ahead pinch hit two RBI single in the 8th inning
Mike Wilson was the hero of last night’s game as he hit a clutch go ahead pinch hit two RBI single in the 8th inning

Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s two RBI double in the eighth inning as Somerset began to claw their way back

Audio clip of Mike Wilson’s go ahead pinch hit two RBI single in the eighth inning

Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s RBI single in the eighth inning that provided insurance and proved to be the difference

High Water Mark: Last year the Patriots were four games above .500 only once when they were 12-8 after 20 games. This year they are already five games above .500. Previously, Somerset had not been five games above .500 since the end of the 2010 season which was the last year they qualified for the playoffs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Brad Thompson (2-0, 2.07 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Way (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks. Thompson has thrown two quality starts to begin his Patriots tenure. Way is a former fifth round draft selection by the Phillies in 2009. Way was part of the Ducks Atlantic League Championship squad last year.

Jake Can Rake

Jake Fox has a 10 game hitting streak and is second in the league in batting average (.362) while tied for first in homers (5). Fox has played in 32 career Atlantic League games and hit safely in 28 of them.

Well Balanced Offensive Attack

Somerset has 16 stolen bases which is tied for the most in the league. Somerset is hitting .283 as a team which is by far the best mark in the league. Somerset has tallied the second most runs in the league (59) and hit the second most long balls (11).

Straw That Stirs Drink

Jonny Tucker is the catalyst to the lineup. He has 11 RBI through 11 games and is hitting .286. He’s tied for third in the league in RBI. He works the count well and sets the table for his teammates that follow him in the order.

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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. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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