Ducks Edge Patriots 4-3

71115newsBridgewater, NJ – The Long Island Ducks (1-1, 47-24) defeated the Somerset Patriots (1-1, 51-21) 4-3 Saturday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.


In the top of the first inning pitcher Mickey Storey hurled a wild pitch that scored right fielder Bryan Sabatella as the Ducks took a 1-0 lead.


Second baseman Nate Spears fisted a RBI single to even the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning.


Long Island grabbed a 4-1 advantage in the top of the fourth inning as second baseman Reegie Corona cranked a home run (2) and third baseman Cody Puckett pounded a two run home run (5).


The Patriots cut the deficit to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning as center fielder Vinny Zarrillo slapped a RBI single.


Right fielder Michael Burgess socked a RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to make the score 4-3 which would be the final score.


Bobby Blevins earned the win (1-0) tossing six innings while allowing two runs. Storey suffered the loss (4-1) hurling six innings while surrendering four runs. Ryan Kussmaul notched the save (21) pitching the final frame.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 5:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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