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PATRIOTS BREAK OUT BATS FOR GAME TWO WIN

Ducks offense stifled by Nik Turley

(Bridgewater, N.J., Sept. 22, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 10-0 on Thursday night in Game Two of the Liberty Division Championship Series at TD Bank Ballpark. Somerset now leads the best-of-five series two games to none.

Somerset was led offensively by Eric Farris, who had three hits and two RBI, including an RBI single in the Patriots’ five-run second inning. Vinny Zarrillo added two hits, three RBI and two runs, highlighted by a two-run double a four-run fifth for Somerset. Aharon Eggleston and Bryan LaHair also contributed with two hits and two RBI apiece.

Fehlandt Lentini led the Flock offensively with two hits, including his second double of the series. He has now picked up back-to-back two-hit games to begin the series. Dan Lyons and Lew Ford also collected hits for Long Island. On the mound, Danny Burawa pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief and struck out three. James Lomangino also tossed a scoreless inning.

Patriots starter Nik Turley (1-0) earned the win with seven shutout innings, yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out 14. Larkins (0-1) took the loss, surrendering five runs on seven hits in two innings of work.

The Ducks and Patriots now head to Long Island for Game Three of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday night. 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 1,000 fans in attendance will receive Playoff Rally Towels, courtesy of News 12 Long Island. Right-hander Nick Struck gets the start for the Ducks against Patriots righty Alexis Candelario.

Tickets to the game and all Ducks home postseason 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 live on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel. Streaming video and audio will be available online by 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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Game Date: 09/22/2016
Long Island Ducks  0 AT Somerset Patriots  10

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
Lentini, F RF       4  0  2  0  .444  Zarrillo, V CF      5  2  2  3  .222
Lyons, D SS         4  0  1  0  .125  Eggleston, A LF     3  1  2  2  .333
Cleary Jr., D CF    4  0  0  0  .000   Van Kirk, B LF,PH  1  0  0  0  .000
Ford, L LF          4  0  1  0  .125  Farris, E 2B        5  1  3  2  .300
Puckett, C 3B       3  0  0  0  .250  LaHair, B 1B        5  0  2  2  .222
 Wessinger, M 3B    1  0  0  0  .000  Vidal, D 3B         2  1  0  0  .500
Gotay, R 2B         2  0  0  0  .286   Mazzola, J 3B      2  0  0  0  .000
 Hughes, C 2B       1  0  0  0  .000  Roller, K DH        3  0  0  0  .167
Blanke, M DH        4  0  0  0  .000  Guzman, C RF        4  2  2  0  .375
Colvin, T 1B        3  0  0  0  .143  Gonzalez, Y C       4  2  2  1  .286
Dowd, M C           2  0  0  0  .286   Kral, R C          0  0  0  0  .000
                                      Kelly, S SS         3  1  2  0  .500
                   32  0  4  0                           37 10 15 10

L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  4  1
Somerset             0 5 0   1 4 0   0 0 x - 10 15  1
2B--Lentini, F RF (2), Zarrillo, V CF (1), Farris, E 2B (1), LaHair, B 1B
(1). RBI--Zarrillo, V CF  3 (3), Eggleston, A LF  2 (2), Farris, E 2B  2
(2), LaHair, B 1B  2 (2), Gonzalez, Y C (1), TOTALS 10 (0). HP--Dowd, M C
(1), Vidal, D 3B (1). SF--Eggleston, A LF (1). E--Gotay, R 2B (1), Vidal, D
3B (1). 
LOB--L Island 7, Somerset 7. DP--R. Gotay(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - T.
Colvin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
Larkins, M (L,0-1)              2.0   7   5   5   0   0   0   22.50
Herrera, D                      3.0   7   5   5   2   2   0   15.00
Burawa, D                       2.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    0.00
Lomangino, J                    1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    6.75
                                8    15  10  10   2   5   0
 Somerset
Turley, N (W,1-0)               7.0   3   0   0   1  14   0    0.00
Little, C                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
Thomas, M                       1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
                                9     4   0   0   1  16   0
HB--Larkins, M (1), Little, C (1). SO--Lentini, F, Lyons, D, Cleary Jr., D
2, Ford, L, Puckett, C 2, Gotay, R, Hughes, C, Blanke, M 4, Colvin, T,
Dowd, M 2, Zarrillo, V, Van Kirk, B, Vidal, D, Roller, K, Gonzalez, Y.
BB--Gotay, R, Roller, K, Kelly, S. BF--Larkins, M 13 (13), Herrera, D 18
(18), Burawa, D 7 (7), Lomangino, J 3 (5), Turley, N 26 (26), Little, C 5
(5), Thomas, M 3 (3). P-S--Larkins, M 40-30, Herrera, D 78-50, Burawa, D
23-19, Lomangino, J 12-7, Turley, N 100-69, Little, C 19-13, Thomas, M
13-9. 
T--2:40.  A--5288
LI: mound visit MGR bottom 2nd; LI: mound visit MGR bottom 5th;

Weather: Low 80's; clear, slight breeze
Plate Umpire - John Grasso, Field Umpire #1 - Rich Katz, Field Umpire #2 - Don Goller, Field Umpire #3 - Freddy DeJesus

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