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TWO-OUT RALLY DOOMS DUCKS IN SOMERSET

Patriots plate four in sixth inning to top Long Island

(Photo courtesy of Mike Ashmore)

(Bridgewater, N.J., April 22, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 5-2 on Friday night in the second game of a four-game series.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from Friday's contest

Sean Burroughs got the scoring started for Long Island with a RBI infield single in the first inning off of Patriots starter Jeremy Horst. It stayed that way until the bottom of the fifth when a run-scoring groundout off the bat of Bryan LaHair tied the game at one.

The Patriots then struck for four two-out runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-1 lead. Scott Kelly’s RBI single and Trayvon Robinson’s three-run home run did the damage. Lew Ford drove in Delta Cleary Jr. with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, but the Ducks would get no closer.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Ducks starter Darin Downs tossed five innings, allowing just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six, and Horst pitched five innings, giving up a run on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Gus Schlosser (1-0) collected the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Nick Struck (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in one inning. Jon Hunton picked up his first save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Fehlandt Lentini led the Flock with three more hits, while Mike Blanke added two.

The Ducks and Patriots continue their four-game set on Saturday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Fans can follow all of the action live on the Ducks’ flagship radio station, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Streaming audio will also be available online by CLICKING HERE. Right-hander Bobby Blevins toes the rubber for the Ducks against Patriots southpaw Darin Gorski.

Following a week-long road trip, Long Island will return home on Thursday, April 28 for the 2016 home opener against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. 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 Bud Harrelson Garden Gnomes, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Fans are also encouraged to arrive early for a special pre-game ceremony recognizing two Ducks players along with traditional Opening Night pomp and circumstance. Tickets to the game, and all 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.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)


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For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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Game Date: 04/22/2016
Long Island Ducks  2 AT Somerset Patriots  5

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       4  1  3  0  .750  Robinson, T CF      4  2  2  3  .222
Cleary Jr., D LF    4  1  1  0  .286  Farris, E 2B        3  0  1  0  .286
Ford, L DH          2  0  1  1  .167  LaHair, B DH        3  0  0  1  .167
Burroughs, S 1B     4  0  1  1  .429  Fields, M 1B        4  0  0  0  .375
Lyons, D SS         4  0  0  0  .125  Guzman, C RF        4  0  1  0  .286
Tekotte, B CF       4  0  0  0  .125  Vidal, D 3B         4  0  1  0  .250
Puckett, C 3B       4  0  0  0  .000  Jones, M LF         2  1  0  0  .167
Blanke, M C         3  0  2  0  .286  Kelly, S SS         4  1  1  1  .250
Barber, B 2B        3  0  1  0  .143  Gonzalez, Y C       3  1  1  0  .333
 Vega, A PH         1  0  0  0  .000       
                   33  2  9  2                           31  5  7  5

L Island             1 0 0   0 0 0   0 1 0 -  2  9  0
Somerset             0 0 0   0 1 4   0 0 x -  5  7  0
2B--Lentini, F RF      (1), Robinson, T CF     (1). 3B--Cleary Jr., D LF  
(1). HR--Robinson, T CF     (1). RBI--Ford, L DH         (1), Burroughs, S
1B    (1), TOTALS              2 (0), Robinson, T CF      3 (3), LaHair, B
DH       (1), Kelly, S SS        (1), TOTALS              5 (0). SF--Ford,
L DH         (1). SH--Farris, E 2B       (0). SB--Farris, E 2B       2 (2),
Jones, M LF        2 (2). 
LOB--L Island 7, Somerset 6. DP--E. Farris(2B) - D. Vidal(3B) - M.
Fields(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Downs, D                        5.0   4   1   1   2   6   0    1.80
Struck, N (L,0-1)               1.0   3   4   4   1   2   1   36.00
Crider, P                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
DeJiulio Jr., F                 1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
                                8     7   5   5   3  11   1
 Somerset
Horst, J                        5.0   6   1   1   1   5   0    1.80
Schlosser, G (W,1-0)            2.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
McBryde, J                      1.0   1   1   1   0   2   0    9.00
Hunton, J (S,1)                 1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    0.00
                                9     9   2   2   2   8   0
WP--Downs, D (1), Horst, J (1). PB--Blanke, M. SO--Cleary Jr., D, Ford, L,
Burroughs, S, Lyons, D 2, Puckett, C 2, Barber, B, Farris, E, LaHair, B,
Fields, M 3, Guzman, C 2, Vidal, D, Jones, M 2, Gonzalez, Y. BB--Ford, L,
Blanke, M, LaHair, B, Jones, M 2. BF--Downs, D 22 (22), Struck, N 7 (7),
Crider, P 3 (3), DeJiulio Jr., F 3 (3), Horst, J 21 (21), Schlosser, G 7
(7), McBryde, J 4 (4), Hunton, J 4 (4). P-S--Downs, D 79-49, Struck, N
33-22, Crider, P 14-8, DeJiulio Jr., F 11-7, Horst, J 75-52, Schlosser, G
31-22, McBryde, J 19-14, Hunton, J 16-11. 
T--2:40.  A--4295
LI, B6, PC mound visit;

Weather: 
Plate Umpire - Tim McCaffrey, Field Umpire #1 - Ian Kelley, Field Umpire #3 - Freddie DeJesus

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