Central Islip, NY – Tonight at 7:05 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (14-6) visit the Long Island Ducks (6-14) at Bethpage Ballpark for the first game of a three game weekend series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots won a series against the reigning Atlantic League Champions last week. Somerset has the second best record in the Atlantic League while the Ducks have the worst mark of all the eight teams.
Last night the Patriots notched their seventh come from behind victory of the year by plating five runs in the sixth inning to erase a 3-0 deficit. The following are audio highlights from Somerset’s thrilling sixth frame courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Mike Wilson’s double that cut the deficit to 3-1
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s game tying two RBI single making the contest 3-3
Audio clip of Ahron Eggleston’s go ahead infield RBI single that put the Patriots in front for good 4-3
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s RBI single that expanded the lead to 5-3
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (2-1, 2.70 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler John Brownell (1-2, 3.62 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (17-3) currently lead the Freedom Division by three games over the Patriots.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with eight home runs. He also leads the Atlantic League in total bases with 50.
Pounding The Zone
The Patriots pitching staff has accumulated 143 strikeouts thus far compared to just 44 walks. That’s good for an impressive 3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.
Erik Arnesen has logged 26.2 innings in his four starts thus far and has tallied 24 strikeouts compared to just one walk.
Mike Wilson has an eight game hitting streak. Luis Montanez and Corey Smith each have six game hitting streaks.
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. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.