(Central Islip, N.Y., May 26, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 10-0 on Saturday night before a past-capacity crowd of 6,315 at Bethpage Ballpark. It marked the team’s first past-capacity of the 2018 and Atlantic League-record 673rd sellout all-time.
Somerset’s offense was fueled by four-run innings in the second and third. Julio Borbon’s two-run single in the second and Alex Castellanos’ two-run home run to left field in the third highlighted the scoring. Borbon collected three hits and three RBIs on the night, while Castellanos had two RBIs and two runs.
Ramon Cabrera led the Ducks offensively with two hits in the game and is now hitting .353 (6-for-17) since joining the Ducks. Emilio Bonifacio also added a hit in the game.
Patriots starter David Kubiak (1-0) earned the win, pitching five scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out six. Ducks starter Jake Dunning (1-3) took the loss, surrendering eight runs on seven hits and a walk over two and one-third innings with two strikeouts.
The Ducks and Patriots wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35 (12:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Frisbees, courtesy of Renewal by Andersen of Long Island. Bring out the whole family as well for another Sunday Family Funday! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks from 12:50 to 1:05. CLICK HERE for information regarding Francisco Rodriguez’s Autograph Policy. After the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Jair Jurrjens (1-2, 6.18) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Patriots righty Trevor Foss (1-1, 2.54).
Tickets to the game, and all 2018 Ducks home games, are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio will be available via BoxCast on the Ducks official Facebook page, YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com.
The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.