(Central Islip, N.Y., May 27, 2018) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 8-2 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
After a first-inning run by the Patriots, the Ducks sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning and scored six runs off Somerset starter Trevor Foss. A two-run single up the middle by Alec Sole, a wild pitch that scored Sole and a two-out, three-run double to right field by Lew Ford highlighted the inning.
Long Island added another run in the fourth on Cody Puckett’s two-out RBI single to left. The Patriots closed to within 7-2 in the fifth when Adam Weisenburger scored from third on a passed ball. However, the Ducks got the run back in the seventh on Travis Snider’s RBI single to right.
Ducks starter Jair Jurrjens (2-2) earned the win, pitching five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Foss (1-2) suffered the loss, yielding six runs on five hits and three walks in just one and two-thirds innings of work. Daniel Schlereth, Rob Rogers, Vinnie Pestano and Francisco Rodriguez each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, combining to allow just one hit while striking out two.
Every Duck had at least one hit in the ballgame. Sole had two hits, two RBIs and a run, while Snider added two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
The Ducks head back on the road this week to open a three-game series against Sugar Land Skeeters on Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CST from Constellation Field. Fans 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. Right-hander Matt Larkins (1-1, 2.86) gets the start for the Ducks.
Long Island returns home on Friday, June 1 to begin a three-game series with the New Britain Bees. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Ducks Black Duffel Bags, courtesy of Fairfield Properties. It’s also a Bowlero Friday! As fans exit the ballpark following the game, Ducks staff members will be handing out coupons for a special “buy one game of bowling, get one free” offer, courtesy of Bowlero. In addition, the Red Robin K-Man promotion will be taking place! A Bees player will be designated as the K-Man for the game, and if he strikes out, all fans in a lucky section of the ballpark will win a “buy one entree, get one half off” discount, courtesy of Red Robin. 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.
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.
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