Ducks Shut Out Patriots 3-0

530newsBridgewater, NJ – The Long Island Ducks (19-15) shutout the Somerset Patriots (23-11) 3-0 Saturday evening at TD Bank Ballpark in front of 6,971 fans. These two division rivals split the four game set.


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.

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