Bridgwater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (3-0, 90-49) battle the Long Island Ducks (3-0, 63-77) in the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series beginning Wednesday night. It will be a best of five series as it’s the first time ever the Patriots and Ducks will play each other in the Championship Round. The Patriots have won five Atlantic League Championships while the Flock have won two including winning last year’s crown.
The following are the pitching matchups announced by 1st year skipper Brett Jodie for the Patriots and 3rd year skipper Kevin Baez for the Ducks…
Game One: Wednesday, September 25th at 6:35 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark: RHP Josh Lowey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP John Brownell (1-0, 2.00 ERA)
Game Two: Thursday, September 26th at 6:35 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark: LHP Roy Merritt (1-0, 1.23 ERA) vs. RHP Shaun Garceau (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
Game Three: Friday, September 27th at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark: RHP Bob Zimmermann (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. RHP Erik Arnesen (1-0, 5.14 ERA)
Game Four (if necessary): Saturday, September 28th at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark: RHP Bobby Blevins (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. TBA for Somerset
Game Five (if necessary): Sunday, September 29th at 5:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark: TBA for Long Island vs. TBA for Somerset