Central Islip, NY – The Somerset Patriots (31-17, 77-41) defeated the Long Island Ducks (24-24, 54-64) 7-2 Saturday evening from Bethpage Ballpark in front of a crowd of 6,119. All seven Patriots runs occurred with two outs and Somerset has now won five games in a row.
Somerset plated six runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a commanding 6-0 advantage. Shortstop Angel Sanchez blooped a two RBI single. Center fielder Jonny Tucker sliced a RBI single. Left fielder Aharon Eggleston smacked a two RBI single and an additional run scored on a throwing error by left fielder Ryan Strieby.
In the top of the fifth inning Angel Sanchez socked a RBI sacrifice fly to center field to expand Somerset’s lead to 7-0.
In the ensuing half inning third baseman Bryant Nelson ripped a two RBI double to put the Ducks on the scoreboard cutting the deficit to 7-2 which would end up being the final score.
Graham Taylor (8-5) earned the win as he hurled seven strong innings allowing just two unearned runs. James Houser (8-3) suffered the loss lasting only 3.2 innings while surrendering five runs.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until 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.