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Bridgewater, NJ – The Long Island Ducks (22-18, 68-42) defeated the Somerset Patriots (21-19, 71-39) 5-1 Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.aug20FINAL

In the bottom of the second inning center fielder Ricky Claudio recorded a RBI ground out to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

Long Island plated three runs in the top of the third inning to grab a 3-1 lead. Second baseman Carlos Hughes and left fielder Anthony Vega each socked RBI doubles while shortstop Dan Lyons pounded a RBI single.

The Ducks tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth inning as Delta Cleary Jr. laced a RBI single and an additional run scored via a fielding error by Claudio so the score was 5-1 in favor of the Flock.

Bruce Kern earned the win (7-3) tossing eight innings while allowing one run. Lucas Irvine sustained the loss (6-7) tossing eight innings while surrendering five runs.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Sugar Land Skeeters on Monday, August 24th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit


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