Central Islip, NY – The Long Island Ducks (25-25, 55-65) salvaged the final game of the four game weekend series by beating the Somerset Patriots (32-18, 78-42) 4-3 in 14 innings. Second baseman Josh Barfield slugged a walk-off home run (6) to left-center field to send the Flock home with a victory.
In the top of the third inning designated hitter Cory Aldridge laced a two RBI single up the middle to give the Patriots an early 2-0 lead.
Somerset scratched across another run in the top of the fourth inning as right fielder Adam Bailey committed a throwing error that allowed first baseman Jeff Baisley to score increasing the lead to 3-0.
First baseman Ryan Strieby got the Flock on the scoreboard as he nailed a two-run home run (3) to right field to make the score 3-2.
The Ducks tied the contest at 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning as designated hitter Willis Otanez belted a home run (1) to left field.
Barfield’s homer in the 14th inning snapped Somerset’s six game winning streak and also stopped Long Island’s five game losing streak.
Nick DeBarr (4-10) earned the win in relief. Carlton Smith (2-1) suffered the loss in relief.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on Tuesday, August 27th when they return home to take on the York Revolution. The game features Bark in the Park Night. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.