Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (14-7, 64-27) won the rubber match of the series against the Long Island Ducks (8-12, 54-36) by a final score of 7-3 Thursday evening at Bethpage Ballpark. The game was delayed one hour and six minutes due to rain.
In the bottom of the first inning center fielder Delta Cleary Jr recorded a RBI ground out to give the Ducks a 1-0 advantage.
The Patriots grabbed a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning as designated hitter Thomas Neal and left fielder Vinny Zarrillo each tallied RBI singles while another run crossed by a wild pitch hurled by Darin Downs.
Somerset scored three more runs in the top of the fourth inning as catcher Adam Donachie laced a two RBI double while Neal stroked a RBI single making the contest 6-1.
First baseman David Vidal cranked a home run (3) in the top of the fifth inning to expand Somerset’s lead to 7-1 in the top of the fifth inning.
Pitcher Daniel Sattler hurled a wild pitch that plated a run in the bottom of the seventh inning for the Ducks as the score was cut to 7-2.
Long Island tallied a run in the bottom of the ninth inning as first baseman Randy Ruiz scraped a RBI single making the score 7-3 which would be the final.
Kyler Newby earned the win (7-2) as he tossed two scoreless innings of relief. Downs suffered the loss (0-3) lasting four innings as he surrendered six runs. Jon Hunton notched the save (25) recording the final out of the game.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.