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Bridgewater, NJ – The Long Island Ducks (19-15) shutout the Somerset Patriots (23-11) 3-0 Saturday evening at TD Bank Ballpark. These two division rivals split the four game set. maaay30FINAL

In the top of the fourth inning first baseman Jon Griffin launched a two run home run (6) to give the Ducks a 2-0 advantage

Long Island added a run in the top of the eighth inning as catcher Mike Blanke socked a RBI single to increase the lead to 3-0.

Andrew Barbosa earned the win (1-0) tossing seven scoreless innings while scattering just four hits and striking out 10 batters. Matt Zielinski endured the loss (1-1) as he gave up three runs on nine hits in seven innings of work. Closer Ryan Kussmaul notched the save (9) pitching a perfect ninth inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lancaster Barnstormers on Wednesday, June 3rd. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit


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