Bridgewater, NJ – Happy Opening Day! Tonight the Somerset Patriots (0-0) host the Long Island Ducks (0-0) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. This is the first game of a three game weekend series between these Liberty Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is a rematch from last year’s dramatic Championship Series in which the Ducks prevailed in five games. Immediately after the game there will be a fireworks show for all fans to enjoy.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler John Brownell (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Flock. For the second time in as many years Arnesen toes the rubber on Opening Day for the red, white and blue. Brownell was last year’s Championship Series MVP as he won games one and five against the Pats.
20 of Somerset’s 70 homes will be streamed via SPN.TV. The video is free and features a plethora of different camera angles and graphics. Tonight’s game is being broadcast via SPN.TV. The video stream also works on mobile and tablet devices.
Of the 27 men on the roster, nine return from last year’s franchise record setting 90 win squad (Jonny Tucker, Luis Montanez, Aharon Eggleston, Corey Smith, Adam Donachie, Derell McCall, Jason Lowey, Jon Hunton, Erik Arnesen).
The Patriots and Ducks have been rivals since the year 2000. Somerset leads the all-time series 136-134 including playoff games.
In 2013 the Patriots were 77-17 when they score four or more runs.
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 6:55 p.m. on SPN.TV, 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.