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DUCKS SILENCE PATS FOR SECOND-STRAIGHT WIN

Ford leads the way with four hits, two runs scored

(Bridgewater, N.J., August 27, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 6-1 on Wednesday night in the second game of a three-game series at TD Bank Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Highlights from the ballgame


Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a Lew Ford RBI double and a Bill Hall sacrifice fly off Somerset starter David Harden. The Patriots responded in the bottom of the first on a RBI single from Luis Montanez to trim the Ducks lead to 2-1.

A Brandon Bantz RBI triple in the second and a Bantz RBI single in the third extended the Flock lead to 4-1. The Ducks later capped the scoring in the ninth on a two-run single from Adam Bailey.

Bob Zimmermann (2-2) earned the win after tossing a scoreless inning of relief. Harden (1-4) took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Arguello received a no-decision, yielding one run over four innings on five hits and one walk while striking out four.

Ford paced the Ducks with four hits and two runs scored, while Bantz, Bailey and Fehlandt Lentini each contributed two hits.

Long Island concludes its three-game series against the Somerset Patriots on Thursday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Right-hander John Brownell gets the start for the Ducks against Patriots southpaw Matt Zielinksi. Fans can follow all the action online, with live streaming audio available on the Ducks official YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

The Ducks will return home on Friday, August 29 to kick off a four-game series against the Camden Riversharks. 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 Ducks Water Bottles, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. 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.

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Game Date: 08/27/2014
Long Island Ducks  6 AT Somerset Patriots  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
F.Lentini RF        5  1  2  0  .313  J.Dominguez 2B      3  0  0  0  .255
B.Harris 3B         5  1  1  0  .289  T.Wright LF         4  0  2  0  .266
L.Ford CF           4  2  4  1  .344  D.Ward 1B           4  1  1  0  .233
B.Hall DH           4  0  1  1  .245  C.Smith DH          4  0  1  0  .305
 E.Crawford PR      0  1  0  0  .421  L.Montanez RF       3  0  2  1  .280
A.Bailey LF         4  0  2  2  .303  B.Barden 3B         3  0  1  0  .232
C.Puckett 2B        5  0  0  0  .285  D.Espino C          4  0  0  0  .247
J.Brodin 1B         3  1  1  0  .259  E.Maysonet SS       4  0  1  0  .233
B.Bantz C           5  0  2  2  .264  C.Harrilchak CF     4  0  0  0  .223
D.Lyons SS          5  0  1  0  .263       
                   40  6 14  6                           33  1  8  1

L Island             2 1 1   0 0 0   0 0 2 -  6 14  0
Somerset             1 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  1  8  0
2B--L.Ford (34). 3B--B.Bantz (1). RBI--L.Ford (78), B.Hall (16), A.Bailey 
2 (78), B.Bantz  2 (23), L.Montanez (63). HP--J.Brodin (7). SF--B.Hall (2).
SB--E.Crawford (6), L.Montanez (3). 
LOB--L Island 12, Somerset 8. DP--C. Puckett(2B) - D. Lyons(SS) - J.
Brodin(1B), J. Brodin(1B) - D. Lyons(SS) - D. Arguello(P). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
D.Arguello                      4.0   5   1   1   1   4   0    2.25
B.Zimmermann (W,2-2)            1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    4.39
B.Lorin                         1.0   1   0   0   1   0   0    2.08
T.Organ                         1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.38
E.Niesen                        1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.35
D.Kopp                          1.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    2.73
                                9     8   1   1   3  10   0
 Somerset
D.Harden (L,1-4)                3.0   7   4   4   1   2   0    5.25
D.McCall                        4.0   4   0   0   1   2   0    3.38
J.Rincon                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.02
M.Solbach                       1.0   3   2   2   1   0   0    3.77
                                9    14   6   6   3   5   0
WP--D.Harden (2), D.McCall (3). HB--D.Harden (2). SO--B.Harris, B.Hall,
J.Brodin 2, D.Lyons, D.Ward, C.Smith 2, B.Barden 2, D.Espino 2,
C.Harrilchak 3. BB--L.Ford, A.Bailey, J.Brodin, J.Dominguez, L.Montanez,
B.Barden. BF--D.Arguello 17 (34), B.Zimmermann 3 (130), B.Lorin 5 (183),
T.Organ 3 (33), E.Niesen 4 (214), D.Kopp 4 (107), D.Harden 18 (111),
D.McCall 17 (395), J.Rincon 3 (94), M.Solbach 7 (129). P-S--D.Arguello
76-46, B.Zimmermann 13-7, B.Lorin 19-11, T.Organ 16-10, E.Niesen 21-13,
D.Kopp 17-11, D.Harden 66-42, D.McCall 60-39, J.Rincon 11-10, M.Solbach
25-14. 
T--3:08.  A--4689
Som TO: 9th PC mound visit;

Weather: High 80's; humid, clear sky
Plate Umpire - Dave Sporanza, Field Umpire #1 - Warren Nicholson, Field Umpire #3 - Freddie DeJesus