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Ducks Double Up Patriots 4-2

july29FINALCentral Islip, NY – The Long Island Ducks (8-11, 54-35) defeated the Somerset Patriots (13-7, 63-27) 4-2 Wednesday evening at Bethpage Ballpark.


In the top of the first inning right fielder Michael Burgess recorded a RBI double to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.


Left fielder Aharon Eggleston sprayed a RBI double in the top of the third inning as Somerset expanded its lead to 3-0 in the top of the third inning.


The Ducks evened the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning as second baseman Blake Davis drilled a two RBI double.


Designated hitter Randy Ruiz socked a home run (7) in the bottom of the seventh to give Long Island a 3-2 lead.


The Flock added a run in the home half of the eighth inning as pitcher Paul Smyth hurled a wild pitch that plated a run making the score 4-2.


Donnie Veal earned the win (1-0) in the relief. Anthony Collazo suffered the loss (3-1) in relief. Ryan Kussmaul notched the save (25) pitching the final inning.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit


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