Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (4-5, 54-25) travel to the Empire State to take on the Long Island Ducks (5-3, 51-27) in the second game of a three game weekend set featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 4-7 against Long Island this year. The all-time series is 148-148.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Sean Bierman (8-2, 1.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Ian Marshall (3-5, 3.47 ERA) will toss for Long Island
The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.
The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
Somerset has scored three runs or fewer in 8 of the first 9 games to start the second half
All-Star Sean Bierman has the lowest ERA amongst active starters in the Atlantic League. The Patriots are 11-3 in his 14 outings. Bierman leads the team in wins.
Clash Of The Titans
These two squads feature the number one and two ranked offenses and number one and two ranked pitching staffs in the Atlantic League
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 13 game hitting streak and has hit safely in 21 of his last 22 ball games. David Vidal has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games.
The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 16 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins
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