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SOMERSET SWINGS PAST LONG ISLAND


(Bridgewater, N.J., Apr. 28, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 14-3 on Saturday night in the third game of a four-game set at TD Bank Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Brandon Sing launches his first homer as a Duck

The Patriots cracked the scoreboard first with three runs in the third inning off Ducks starter Joe Esposito. RBI singles by Jonny Tucker and Freddy Sandoval, sandwiched around a run-scoring double from Freddie Bynum, did the damage.

The Ducks cut the deficit to one with single runs in the fourth and fifth off Somerset starter Roy Merritt. Lew Ford’s RBI infield single in the fourth and Brandon Sing’s RBI single to left in the fifth highlighted the scoring. However, a seven-run fifth for the Patriots, capped by Yusuf Carter’s three-run homer, and a three-run sixth put the game out of reach.

Carlton Smith (1-0) got the win in relief, tossing one and one-third scoreless innings while striking out two. Esposito (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding six runs on seven hits in four and one-third innings of work.

Sing, Ford and Ryan Garko each led the Ducks with two hits at the plate. Sing finished with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

Long Island and Somerset close out their series on Sunday afternoon. Game time is set for 1:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Right-hander Bob Zimmermann takes the mound for the Ducks against the Patriots’ righty Paul Phillips. Fans can follow all the action live on the radio at MyCountry 96.1 FM, with Chris King calling the play-by-play. The game can be heard online at www.liducks.com by clicking the Listen Live icon on the home page. Fans can also keep track of the game pitch-by-pitch via Pointstreak’s GameLive application by visiting www.atlanticleague.com.

The Ducks return home on Friday, May 4 for Opening Night against the Camden Riversharks. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a “Whistle Guy” Bobblehead, courtesy of P.C. Richard & Son. Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, or visiting www.liducks.com.

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GAME DATE: 04/28/2012
Long Island Ducks  3 AT Somerset Patriots  14

                                 YTD                                   YTD
L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG  Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG
K.Binick LF         3  0  1  0  .250  J.Tucker CF         3  2  2  1  .545
 P.Karmas LF        1  0  0  0  .000   J.Drennen CF       1  0  0  0  .143
B.Nelson 3B         5  0  0  0  .167  F.Bynum 2B          3  3  2  2  .273
B.Sing DH           3  2  2  2  .250   D.DeGeorge 2B,PH   0  0  0  0  .000
R.Garko 1B          3  0  2  0  .333  F.Sandoval DH       4  2  2  2  .273
R.Navarrete 2B      4  0  1  0  .538  J.Nettles 3B        3  2  1  1  .100
L.Ford CF           4  0  2  1  .455  J.Hoorelbeke 1B     4  1  2  0  .273
J.McOwen RF         4  0  1  0  .333  A.Mathews LF        5  1  2  3  .308
J.Johnson C         3  0  0  0  .273  D.Mack RF           4  1  1  0  .250
 S.Williams C,PH    1  0  0  0  .000  Y.Carter C          5  1  2  4  .286
D.Lyons SS          4  1  1  0  .200  R.Rundgren SS       4  1  1  0  .273
                   35  3 10  3                           36 14 15 13

L Island             0 0 0   1 1 0   1 0 0 -  3 10  1
Somerset             0 0 3   0 7 3   0 1 0 - 14 15  0
2B--R.Navarrete (4), J.Tucker (3), F.Bynum (1), F.Sandoval (1),
J.Hoorelbeke (1). HR--B.Sing (1), Y.Carter (1). RBI--B.Sing  2 (5), L.Ford
(3), J.Tucker (1), F.Bynum  2 (2), F.Sandoval  2 (4), J.Nettles (1),
A.Mathews  3 (5), Y.Carter  4 (4). HP--R.Garko (1), D.DeGeorge (1).
CS--J.Tucker (1). E--K.Binick (1). 
LOB--L Island 8, Somerset 7. DP--F. Bynum(2B) - R. Rundgren(SS) - J.
Hoorelbeke(1B), F. Bynum(2B) - R. Rundgren(SS) - J. Hoorelbeke(1B), D.
Lyons(SS) - R. Garko(1B), D. Lyons(SS) - R. Garko(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 L Island
J.Esposito (L,0-1)              4.1   7   6   6   3   4   0   12.46
C.Graham                        1.0   5   7   7   4   0   1   63.00
E.Niesen                        1.2   0   0   0   1   1   0    7.72
J.Lyman                         1.0   3   1   1   0   0   0    3.38
                                8    15  14  14   8   5   1
 Somerset
R.Merritt                       4.2   7   2   2   2   4   0    3.86
C.Smith (W,1-0)                 1.1   1   0   0   0   2   0    3.86
D.Quinowski                     2.0   2   1   1   0   1   1    9.00
J.Rupe                          1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
                                9    10   3   3   2   8   1
WP--C.Graham (1). PB--S.Williams. HB--E.Niesen (1), C.Smith (1).
SO--P.Karmas, R.Navarrete, L.Ford 2, J.McOwen, J.Johnson, D.Lyons 2,
F.Bynum, F.Sandoval, D.Mack, Y.Carter 2. BB--K.Binick, B.Sing, J.Tucker,
F.Bynum, F.Sandoval, J.Nettles 2, J.Hoorelbeke, D.Mack, R.Rundgren.
BF--J.Esposito 21 (21), C.Graham 12 (12), E.Niesen 7 (11), J.Lyman 5 (10),
R.Merritt 21 (21), C.Smith 6 (12), D.Quinowski 8 (14), J.Rupe 3 (3).
P-S--J.Esposito 88-51, C.Graham 41-18, E.Niesen 28-17, J.Lyman 19-11,
R.Merritt 82-48, C.Smith 27-16, D.Quinowski 26-18, J.Rupe 8-6. 
T--3:08.  A--5033

Weather: Overcast; cool
Umpires: Plate Ump - Ronnie Whiting, Field Ump #1 - Eric Diaz, Field Ump #3 - James Pattison