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DUCKS OUTLASTED IN OPENING NIGHT MARATHON

Patriots edge Ducks in 15 innings

(Bridgewater, N.J., April 25, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 3-2 in 15 innings on Friday night in the opening game of the 2014 regular season at TD Bank Ballpark.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Long Island plates two runs in the fourth inning

Somerset grabbed the game’s first run in the bottom of the second inning on a solo home run to right field by Dennis Raben off of Ducks starter John Brownell. Long Island answered with two runs in the fourth against Patriots starter Erik Arnesen on a sacrifice fly to right by Lew Ford and a RBI single to left by Ryan Strieby.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth when Nate Spears plated Jonny Tucker with a run-scoring triple to right. Both teams then traded zeroes until the 15th inning when Tucker won the game with a two-out double to left.

Neither starter factored in the decision. Brownell tossed six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out five. Arnesen lasted seven innings, yielding two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts. Derell McCall (1-0) picked up the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief. Casey Barnes (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding the winning run in two-thirds of an inning.

Strieby and Chris McClendon led the Flock with two hits apiece.

The Ducks and Patriots take the field again on Saturday night for middle game of the three-game series. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Right-hander Shaun Garceau gets the start for the Ducks against Patriots lefty Matt Maloney. Fans can follow all the action live on Long Island’s home for news, traffic, weather and Ducks baseball, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. The game can also be heard online by CLICKING HERE.

Long Island will return home on Friday, May 2 for the 2014 Home Opener against the York Revolution. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Replica Championship Rings, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son. Prior to the game, the Ducks will also host a Championship Ring and Banner Raising Ceremony to celebrate the team’s 2013 Atlantic League title. Fans are asked to be in their seats by 6:30 to enjoy this momentous occasion.

Tickets for the home opener and all 70 Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE.

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Game Date: 04/25/2014
Long Island Ducks  2 AT Somerset Patriots  3 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Brodin 1B         7  0  0  0  .000  J.Tucker CF         6  1  3  1  .500
C.McClendon 3B      6  1  2  0  .333  N.Spears 2B         5  0  3  1  .600
F.Lentini RF        7  1  1  0  .143  L.Montanez RF       6  0  1  0  .167
L.Ford CF           5  0  0  1  .000  D.Raben 1B          3  1  2  1  .667
A.Bailey LF         6  0  0  0  .000   S.Kelly PR         0  0  0  0  .000
R.Strieby DH        4  0  2  1  .500   R.Widlansky 1B     2  0  0  0  .000
 J.Myers DH,PR      1  0  1  0 1.000  C.Smith 3B          6  0  1  0  .167
C.Puckett 2B        6  0  1  0  .167  T.Wright DH         6  0  0  0  .000
K.Castillo C        6  0  0  0  .000  A.Eggleston LF      6  0  0  0  .000
D.Lyons SS          4  0  0  0  .000  E.Maysonet SS       5  1  0  0  .000
 S.Miranda PH,SS    1  0  0  0  .000  A.Donachie C        6  0  1  0  .167
                   53  2  7  2                           51  3 11  3

L Island             0 0 0   2 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  7  0
Somerset             0 1 0   0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 1 -  3 11  2
2B--J.Tucker (1). 3B--N.Spears (1). HR--D.Raben (1). RBI--L.Ford (1),
R.Strieby (1), J.Tucker (1), N.Spears (1), D.Raben (1). HP--C.McClendon
(1), D.Raben (1). SF--L.Ford (1). SB--F.Lentini (1), C.Puckett (1), D.Lyons
(1). CS--J.Tucker (1). E--C.Smith 2 (2). 
LOB--L Island 10, Somerset 8. DP--C. McClendon(3B) - C. Puckett(2B) - J.
Brodin(1B), D. Lyons(SS) - C. Puckett(2B) - J. Brodin(1B), D. Lyons(SS) -
C. Puckett(2B) - J. Brodin(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
J.Brownell                      6.0   4   2   2   0   5   1    3.00
J.Accardo                       1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
B.Lorin                         0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
E.Niesen                        0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0    0.00
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
S.Garrison                      1.0   1   0   0   0   0   0    0.00
F.Hernandez                     3.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    0.00
B.Holt                          1.0   2   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
C.Barnes (L,0-1)                0.2   1   1   1   1   0   0   13.49
                             14.2    11   3   3   3   7   1
 Somerset
E.Arnesen                       7.0   5   2   2   0   8   0    2.57
M.Solbach                       1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
K.Newby                         1.0   0   0   0   1   3   0    0.00
J.Lowey                         1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
C.Fisher                        2.0   1   0   0   1   3   0    0.00
M.DeMark                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
D.McCall (W,1-0)                2.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
                               15     7   2   2   2  19   0
WP--E.Niesen (1). HB--E.Niesen (1), J.Lowey (1). SO--J.Brodin 2,
C.McClendon 2, F.Lentini 3, L.Ford 2, A.Bailey 3, R.Strieby, C.Puckett 2,
K.Castillo 3, D.Lyons, J.Tucker, N.Spears, T.Wright 2, E.Maysonet 2,
A.Donachie. BB--R.Strieby, D.Lyons, J.Tucker, N.Spears, E.Maysonet.
BF--J.Brownell 22 (22), J.Accardo 3 (3), B.Lorin 3 (3), E.Niesen 3 (3),
J.Lansford 2 (2), S.Garrison 4 (4), F.Hernandez 9 (9), B.Holt 5 (5),
C.Barnes 4 (4), E.Arnesen 27 (27), M.Solbach 4 (4), K.Newby 4 (4), J.Lowey
4 (4), C.Fisher 8 (8), M.DeMark 3 (3), D.McCall 7 (7). P-S--J.Brownell
77-53, J.Accardo 6-4, B.Lorin 12-8, E.Niesen 11-6, J.Lansford 3-3,
S.Garrison 13-9, F.Hernandez 42-27, B.Holt 19-11, C.Barnes 4-3, E.Arnesen
97-67, M.Solbach 14-9, K.Newby 20-14, J.Lowey 12-9, C.Fisher 23-14,
M.DeMark 10-7, D.McCall 17-13. 
T--4:11.  A--7080
Opening nite, 2014 season

Weather: 60's, chance rain
Plate Umpire - Rich Katz, Field Umpire #1 - Tim McCaffrey, Field Umpire #3 - Tony Senia

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