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PLAY AT PLATE CAPS THRILLING WIN IN SOMERSET

Mitchell wins Ducks debut thanks to Vega’s throw for final out

(Photo courtesy of Mike Ashmore)

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2016)
– The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 3-2 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at TD Bank Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the exciting victory

Long Island exploded for three runs in the first inning against Patriots starter Randy Boone. An RBI single by Delta Cleary Jr. and a two-out, two-run double by Ruben Gotay highlighted the inning. It stayed that way until Somerset closed to within 3-2 in the fifth against Ducks starter D.J. Mitchell. Luis Mateo’s solo home run to left field and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Eric Farris did the damage.

Somerset tried to rally in the ninth against Todd Coffey. With two on and two out, Aharon Eggleston singled to left field, but Anthony Vega threw out Mycal Jones trying to score from second to end the ballgame.

Mitchell (3-3) picked up the win, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out five. Boone (0-1) suffered the loss, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk in five innings with four strikeouts. Coffey earned his 19th save with a scoreless ninth inning despite allowing two hits and a walk.

The Ducks and Patriots wrap up their three-game set on Thursday morning. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Fans can follow all the action live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming audio will be available online by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Dustin Richardson toes the rubber for the Ducks against Patriots southpaw Rudy Owens.

Long Island returns home on Monday, August 8 to open up a four-game series against the Patriots. 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). It will be a LaVida Massage Monday at the ballpark! Free massages will be available on the concourse during the game, and one lucky fan will also go home with a special massage package, courtesy of LaVida Massage of Smithtown, the official massage therapy and skin care center of the Ducks. 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)

The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 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 to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.

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Game Date: 08/03/2016
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Somerset Patriots  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Vega, A LF          4  1  1  0  .270  Kelly, S 2B         4  1  1  0  .247
Lentini, F RF       4  0  0  0  .312  Eggleston, A LF     4  0  2  0  .307
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  1  1  1  .322  Farris, E CF        2  0  0  1  .297
Puckett, C 3B       3  0  0  0  .283  Vidal, D C          4  0  0  0  .322
Lyons, D SS         4  1  0  0  .288  LaHair, B DH        3  0  0  0  .275
Colvin, T DH        2  0  0  0  .219  Roller, K 1B        2  0  1  0  .282
Gotay, R 2B         4  0  1  2  .296  Van Kirk, B RF      4  0  1  0  .194
Dowd, M C           3  0  1  0  .304  Guzman, C 3B        3  0  1  0  .243
Blanke, M 1B        3  0  0  0  .248   Jones, M PR        0  0  0  0  .246
                                      Mateo, L SS         4  1  1  1  .186
                   31  3  4  3                           30  2  7  2

L Island             3 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  4  0
Somerset             0 0 0   0 2 0   0 0 0 -  2  7  0
2B--Vega, A LF (11), Gotay, R 2B (13), Dowd, M C (8), Kelly, S 2B (10), Van
Kirk, B RF (2). HR--Mateo, L SS (1). RBI--Cleary Jr., D CF (31), Gotay, R
2B  2 (32), TOTALS  3 (0), Farris, E CF (42), Mateo, L SS (4), TOTALS  2
(0). HP--Puckett, C 3B (9), Roller, K 1B (1). SF--Farris, E CF (4).
SB--Eggleston, A LF (6). CS--Eggleston, A LF (2). 
LOB--L Island 4, Somerset 9. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - M.
Blanke(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Mitchell, D (W,3-3)             5.0   4   2   2   4   5   1    4.33
Crider, P                       0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0    0.64
Burawa, D                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.29
Shuman, S                       1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.06
Diaz, A                         1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.15
Coffey, T (S,19)                1.0   2   0   0   1   0   0    3.03
                                9     7   2   2   6   7   1
 Somerset
Boone, R (L,0-1)                5.0   4   3   3   1   4   0    7.30
Turley, N                       3.0   0   0   0   0   8   0    0.00
Newby, K                        1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    2.70
                                9     4   3   3   2  14   0
WP--Mitchell, D (1). HB--Crider, P (3), Boone, R (1). SO--Vega, A 2,
Lentini, F 3, Puckett, C, Lyons, D 2, Colvin, T 2, Gotay, R 2, Dowd, M,
Blanke, M, Kelly, S 2, Eggleston, A, Farris, E 2, Vidal, D, Mateo, L.
BB--Colvin, T 2, Kelly, S, Eggleston, A, Farris, E, LaHair, B, Roller, K,
Guzman, C. BF--Mitchell, D 23 (23), Crider, P 3 (113), Burawa, D (25),
Shuman, S 3 (24), Diaz, A 3 (141), Coffey, T 5 (140), Boone, R 21 (56),
Turley, N 9 (16), Newby, K 4 (133). P-S--Mitchell, D 89-47, Crider, P 8-3,
Burawa, D 6-4, Shuman, S 15-10, Diaz, A 17-9, Coffey, T 21-10, Boone, R
86-52, Turley, N 40-32, Newby, K 16-9. 
T--3:03.  A--4168
SOM, T1, PC mound visit; LI, B5, PC mound visit; LI, B9, MGR mound visit;
K. Baez, MGR, LI,  ejected B9

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