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PATRIOTS SILENCE THE FLOCK

Ducks limited to just four hits as Patriots even weekend series

(Central Islip, N.Y., May 31, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 8-0 on Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series before a past-capacity crowd of 6,613 at Bethpage Ballpark.

POSTGAME VIDEO: Fernando Hernandez and Kevin Baez talk about the game

Both sides exchanged zeroes until the fourth when three runs off Ducks starter Fernando Hernandez put the Patriots on top. A sac fly by Ty Wright, a run-scoring error off the bat of Edwin Maysonet and a RBI single by Nate Spears did the damage.

Somerset doubled the lead to six with three in the seventh on a RBI double by Robbie Widlansky and a two-run single by Eddy Martinez-Esteve. RBI singles by Corey Smith and Maysonet in the eighth and ninth, respectively, rounded out the scoring.

Gary Moran (2-2) earned the win, tossing seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out three. Hernandez (2-2) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts in six innings.

The Ducks and Patriots wrap up their three-game set on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is set for 1:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 12:35. Peppa Pig, the popular star of the Nick Jr. TV show “Peppa Pig,” will be in attendance at the Duck Pond, courtesy of Atlantic Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. In addition, it's a Sunday Family Funday at the ballpark! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Ducks. Following the game, kids and kids at heart can take part in Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Right-hander Jared Lansford toes the rubber for the Ducks against Patriots righty Matt Langwell.

Tickets for the game and every Ducks regular season home game are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action live on Long Island’s home for news, traffic and weather, 103.9-FM LI News Radio. Live streaming video and audio will also be available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

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Duck Tales: Saturday’s crowd of 6,613 marked the second past-capacity crowd of the season at Bethpage Ballpark. The first came on Saturday, May 17 during a doubleheader with the Camden Riversharks. Long Island has now hosted 629 sold out crowds in franchise history, an Atlantic League record…Cody Puckett extended his on-base streak to 23 games with a hit in the sixth inning. Puckett has hit safely in the 20 of 23 games during the streak…Joash Brodin extended his on-base streak to 21 consecutive games with a walk in the seventh inning. During the streak, he is batting .304 (24-for-79)...Despite the loss, Fernando Hernandez posted his second consecutive quality start. In his four starts this year, the right-hander has a 3.00 ERA, giving up seven earned runs in 21 innings.

 

Game Date: 05/31/2014
Somerset Patriots  8 AT Long Island Ducks  0

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
N.Spears 2B         6  1  2  1  .258  F.Lentini RF        4  0  0  0  .306
A.Eggleston LF      5  0  0  0  .157  C.Puckett 2B        4  0  1  0  .308
L.Montanez CF       5  1  1  0  .290  L.Ford CF           4  0  0  0  .380
C.Smith 3B          4  2  4  1  .316  J.Brodin 1B         3  0  0  0  .237
R.Widlansky 1B      5  2  3  1  .220  R.Ruiz DH           4  0  0  0  .295
T.Wright RF         3  0  0  1  .171  B.Harris 3B         3  0  0  0  .238
E.Martinez-Este DH  4  1  2  2  .279  A.Bailey LF         3  0  1  0  .262
A.Donachie C        3  1  0  0  .258  J.Vazquez C         2  0  1  0  .182
E.Maysonet SS       5  0  2  1  .224  S.Miranda SS        2  0  1  0  .257
                   40  8 14  7                           29  0  4  0

Somerset             0 0 0   3 0 0   3 1 1 -  8 14  0
L Island             0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  0  4  2
2B--N.Spears (6), R.Widlansky (7), A.Bailey (6). RBI--N.Spears (20),
C.Smith (16), R.Widlansky (15), T.Wright (14), E.Martinez-Esteve  2 (9),
E.Maysonet (8). HP--T.Wright (4). SF--T.Wright (1). SH--J.Vazquez (0).
E--B.Harris (1), S.Miranda (1). 
LOB--Somerset 11, L Island 5. DP--E. Maysonet(SS) - N. Spears(2B) - R.
Widlansky(1B), S. Miranda(SS) - B. Harris(3B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Somerset
G.Moran (W,2-2)                 7.0   3   0   0   2   3   0    4.50
D.Herrera                       1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
M.DeMark                        1.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    1.50
                                9     4   0   0   2   6   0
 L Island
F.Hernandez (L,2-2)             6.0   6   3   1   4   5   0    2.12
C.Barnes                        1.0   4   3   3   0   1   0    5.94
S.Garrison                      2.0   4   2   1   0   1   0    6.10
                                9    14   8   5   4   7   0
HB--C.Barnes (2). SO--N.Spears 2, A.Eggleston, L.Montanez, A.Donachie 2,
E.Maysonet, F.Lentini 3, L.Ford, R.Ruiz, B.Harris. BB--C.Smith,
E.Martinez-Esteve, A.Donachie 2, J.Brodin, S.Miranda. BF--G.Moran 25 (133),
D.Herrera 4 (4), M.DeMark 3 (45), F.Hernandez 29 (128), C.Barnes 7 (78),
S.Garrison 10 (54). P-S--G.Moran 92-55, D.Herrera 14-8, M.DeMark 16-12,
F.Hernandez 105-62, C.Barnes 30-18, S.Garrison 36-27. 
T--2:54.  A--6613

Plate Umpire - David Speranza, Field Umpire #1 - Warren Nicholson, Field Umpire #2 - Fred DeJesus