PATRIOTS WIN 6-5 IN 12 INNINGS OVER DUCKS

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Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (23-13) defeated the Long Island Ducks (18-16) 6-5 in 12 innings Sunday afternoon from Bethpage Ballpark. With the victory Somerset clinched the series.

Luis Montanez had the game winning RBI single
Luis Montanez had the game winning RBI single

In the top of the second inning Somerset grabbed an early 1-0 lead as shortstop Edwin Maysonet hit a RBI sacrifice fly.

Somerset added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning to increase its lead to 3-0. Second baseman Nate Spears socked a solo home run (4) and third baseman Corey Smith tallied a RBI sacrifice fly.

Catcher Damaso Espino sliced a RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to up the score to 4-0.

The Ducks rallied to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning. First baseman Randy Ruiz smashed a solo home run (3), center fielder Fehlandt Lentini notched a RBI single, and second baseman Cody Puckett slashed a two RBI single.

The Patriots retook the lead in the ensuing half inning as Smith plated a run via a RBI fielder’s choice making the score 5-4 in favor of Somerset.

Long Island tied the contest at 5-5 in the home half of the eighth inning when pinch hitter Sergio Miranda drew a bases loaded walk.

In the top of the 12th inning right fielder Luis Montanez roped a go ahead RBI single which gave the Patriots a 6-5 lead.

Mike DeMark (4-1) earned the win in relief. Jeremy Accardo (3-4) suffered the loss in relief. Jon Hunton notched the save (8) pitching a scoreless final inning.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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