Ducks Offense Stymied by Somerset
(Central Islip, N.Y.) - The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 3-1 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.
Neither side dented home plate until the top of the fifth inning when Edwin Espinal's infield single up the third base line plated Alfredo Rodriguez, giving the Patriots a 1-0 lead. An RBI double to left field by Justin Pacchioli along with a sacrifice fly to center by Rodriguez in the sixth extended the Somerset advantage to three.
The Ducks closed to within 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh on Ezequiel Carrera's sac fly to left. However, they could not pull even.
Thomas Dorminy (1-4) earned the win, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out seven. Jake Fisher (3-5) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks over six innings with three strikeouts. Mike Antonini picked up his 17th save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
Vladimir Frias led the Flock offensively with two hits.
The Ducks and Patriots wrap up their three-game set on Thursday 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). 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). Right-hander Alec Asher (3-1, 4.11) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Patriots righty Ryan Kussmaul (1-0, 1.50).
Tickets to the game, and all Ducks home games, can be purchased by visiting the box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX. 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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Vladimir Frias of the Long Island Ducks
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