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Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (9-4) tripled up the Long Island Ducks (3-10) 6-2 in the rubber game of the three game series from Bethpage Ballpark on a brisk Thursday evening. Somerset finished their six game road trip winning five of their six contests.

Photo courtesy of Charlie Barbeisch of the Long Island Ducks
Photo courtesy of Charlie Barbeisch of the Long Island Ducks

In the top of the first inning the Patriots jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as third baseman Jake Fox slugged a three run homer (6) to deep left field. Fox now leads the Atlantic League in home runs.

Somerset slugged another homer in the second inning as catcher Adam Donachie belted a blast (1) to deep left field to expand the lead to 4-0.

The Ducks cut the deficit in half in the ensuing half inning as former Patriot Rian Kiniry laced a two RBI double in right-center field making the score 4-2.

Donachie smashed his second homer of the game as he belted a two-run blast (2) in the eighth inning to deep left field again making the score 6-2. Donachie hit three homers all of last season yet hit two in one game tonight.

Graham Taylor (1-0) earned the win as he hurled six strong innings striking out nine batters while walking just one. Dontrelle Willis (0-1) suffered the loss as he walked five batters in the losing effort.

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots return home for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit


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