Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-0) host the Long Island Ducks (0-1) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. This is the second game of a three game weekend series featuring these Liberty Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Last night the Patriots won a 3-2 15 inning instant classic thriller over the Ducks in a game that last 4 hours and 11 minutes. Center fielder Jonny Tucker slapped a RBI double down the left field line to propel Somerset to victory. Somerset is now in sole possession of first place in the Liberty Division.
The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC from last night’s dramatic victory…
Audio clip of Dennis Raben’s solo home run
Audio clip of Nate Spears’ RBI triple
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s walk-off heroics
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Maloney (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Shaun Garceau (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Flock. Maloney will be making his Atlantic League debut while Garceau has previously pitched for York and Long Island.
Marathon Not A Sprint
Including playoffs, since the start of the 2012 season the Ducks and Patriots have played five games that have lasted at least 14 innings.
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 137-134 including playoff games.
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.