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 www.somersetpatriots.com.