Two-hit night from Hector Sanchez not enough for Long Island
(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2019) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 10-3 on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Somerset took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and third innings on bases loaded walks to Gabriel Bracamonte and Craig Massey by Ducks starter Seth Simmons. L.J. Mazzilli closed the gap to 2-1 in the fourth with an RBI groundout to third base.
The Patriots stretched their advantage to 4-1 in the fifth when Massey tripled and scored on an error, and Teodoro Martinez lifted a solo homer to left-center field. Hector Sanchez’ RBI single in the sixth trimmed Long Island’s deficit to 4-2. However, Somerset put the game out of reach with a run in the seventh and five in the eighth. A two-run single by Bracamonte and a two-run double by Massey highlighted the scoring.
Patriots starter Tyler Cloyd did not factor into the decision but lasted four innings, allowing a run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. James Pugliese (4-1) got the win with two innings of relief, yielding a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Simmons (6-8) took the loss, conceding four runs (three earned) on five hits and a six walk over five innings with four strikeouts.
Sanchez led the Flock offensively with two hits and an RBI.
The Ducks and Patriots wrap up their four-game series on Wednesday 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). Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Fireworks Spectacular, presented by CWG. It's Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark! Fans will be able to enjoy drink specials, including half-price Bud and Bud Lights, in the brand new Adult Zone, located down the left field line. In addition, fans will be able to enjoy food and drink specials at the concession stands. It's also an RXBAR Thursday! Ducks staff members will be handing out free delicious and nutritious protein bars, courtesy of RXBAR, as fans exit the ballpark (while supplies last). Left-hander Brian Matusz (0-1, 3.86) gets the ball for the Ducks against Patriots lefty Rick Teasley (4-2, 4.48).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming video and audio will be available via BoxCast on LIDucks.com, Facebook Live and the Ducks official YouTube channel.
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.
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