The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the top of fourth inning on a Lew Ford solo homerun (10).
In the top of the fifth the Ducks scored three runs to make the lead 4-0. Fehlandt Lentini hit an RBI single and later scored along with Brendan Harris on Cody Puckett’s two-run single.
Harris hit an RBI single to put the Ducks up 5-0 in the sixth inning.
Mike Wilson put the Patriots on the board in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single to cut the lead 5-1.
Wilson later hit an RBI double making the score 5-2 after eight innings.
Shaun Garceau (6-1) picked up the win, allowing a run on six hits in seven innings pitched. Erik Arnesen (5-3) suffered the loss, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in eight inning pitched. Jon Meloan recorded his fourth save of the season.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 pm for a special Father’s Day celebration presented by the Somerset Health Care Foundation. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.