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(Central Islip, N.Y., July 16, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 7-4 on Monday night in the first game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Brandon Sing's RBI double, Timo Perez' RBI single and Dan Lyons' two-run triple

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Sing and Reid Gorecki talk about the victory


The Ducks took a one-run lead in the bottom of the first on a RBI double by Brandon Sing off Patriots starter Justin Cassel. Somerset tied it up in the fourth on a run-scoring fielder’s choice off Ducks starter Mike Loree and took the lead in the sixth on a solo home run by Jake Fox and a RBI single by Dan DeGeorge.

Long Island would answer right back in the bottom half of the sixth with a run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Reid Gorecki and a RBI single by Timo Perez to tie the game at three. After a RBI single by Jesse Hoorelbeke put the Pats back up 4-3, the Ducks would take the lead back for good with a four-spot in the bottom of the seventh. James McOwen’s RBI single, a two-run triple by Dan Lyons and a RBI sac fly by Gorecki did the damage.

Loree did not factor in to the decision, as he tossed five and one-third innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out five. Connor Graham (2-1) earned the win after allowing just one run in one and two-thirds innings of relief, while Cassel (3-6) was saddled with the loss, yielding seven runs (five earned) on 12 hits in six and one-third innings. Jon Hunton picked up his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.

Sing and Gorecki paced the Flock with three hits apiece, while Lyons and Gorecki each had two RBI.

The Ducks continue a 10-game homestand, as they host the Somerset Patriots in the second game of a four-game set on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 6:05. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive QuackerJack Bobbleheads, courtesy of Briarcliffe College. Lefty Dan Meyer will get the start for the Ducks against Somerset right-hander Derell McCall.

Tickets for the game and all Ducks home games are available by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark Box Office, calling (631) 940-TIXX, or going online to www.liducks.com. Fans unable to make the game can follow the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Watch Live icon on the homepage. Streaming video and audio will be provided by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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Duck Tales: Timo Perez made his Bethpage Ballpark debut and picked up a RBI single, his first RBI as a Duck. Perez, a World Series champion, has spent eight seasons in the Major Leagues…Reid Gorecki and Brandon Sing both had three hits on the night. Gorecki now leads the team with seven three-hit games, while Sing posted his third three-hit game. Sing has also now hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games and reached base safely in 20 of his last 21 contests…Dan Lyons’ two-run triple was his third three-bagger of the season. The shortstop had four triples with the Ducks in 86 games during the 2011 season. Long Island now has 11 triples as a team…With the win, the Ducks improved to 9-2 against the Patriots this year, their best record against any Atlantic League opponent this season. Since the beginning of 2010, the Ducks are 32-17 against Somerset.


GAME DATE: 07/16/2012
Somerset Patriots  4 AT Long Island Ducks  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Holden RF         4  0  0  0  .275  R.Gorecki CF        4  1  3  2  .282
J.Tucker CF         4  0  0  0  .243  T.Perez DH          5  0  1  1  .167
F.Bynum 2B          4  1  2  0  .314  R.Navarrete 2B      5  0  0  0  .314
 D.Hennigan 2B      0  0  0  0  .367  B.Sing 1B           4  1  3  1  .285
J.Hoorelbeke DH     3  1  1  1  .319  B.Nelson 3B         5  1  1  0  .260
 R.Kiniry PR        0  0  0  0  .241  J.McOwen RF         4  2  2  1  .252
J.Fox 1B            4  1  1  1  .333  K.Binick LF         2  1  0  0  .270
J.Nettles 3B        4  1  2  0  .244  D.Lyons SS          4  1  2  2  .278
A.Mathews LF        4  0  1  0  .258  J.Johnson C         2  0  0  0  .187
Y.Carter C          4  0  0  1  .252       
D.DeGeorge SS       4  0  2  1  .252       
                   35  4  9  4                           35  7 12  7

Somerset             0 0 0   1 0 2   1 0 0 -  4  9  1
L Island             1 0 0   0 0 2   4 0 x -  7 12  0
2B--J.Nettles (12), B.Sing (19). 3B--D.Lyons (3). HR--J.Fox (1).
RBI--J.Hoorelbeke (30), J.Fox (1), Y.Carter (28), D.DeGeorge (10),
R.Gorecki  2 (29), T.Perez (1), B.Sing (44), J.McOwen (25), D.Lyons  2
(37). HP--K.Binick (18), J.Johnson 2 (5). SF--R.Gorecki (4). SH--J.Holden
(0), K.Binick (0). SB--F.Bynum (22), D.DeGeorge (2), R.Gorecki (13).
E--J.Nettles (17). 
LOB--Somerset 11, L Island 10. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Somerset
J.Cassel (L,3-6)                6.1  12   7   5   1   1   0    3.16
T.Hose                          1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.49
                                8    12   7   5   1   2   0
 L Island
M.Loree                         5.1   7   3   3   4   5   1    5.75
C.Graham (W,2-1)                1.2   2   1   1   0   2   0    3.94
J.Hill                          1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    4.04
J.Hunton (S,5)                  1.0   0   0   0   2   1   0    2.76
                                9     9   4   4   6   8   1
WP--J.Cassel (3). PB--Y.Carter. HB--J.Cassel 2 (5), T.Hose (3).
SO--J.Holden, J.Tucker 2, F.Bynum, J.Hoorelbeke, J.Fox, A.Mathews,
D.DeGeorge, T.Perez, B.Sing. BB--J.Tucker, D.Hennigan, J.Hoorelbeke 2,
J.Fox, J.Nettles, B.Sing. BF--J.Cassel 35 (321), T.Hose 6 (122), M.Loree 27
(341), C.Graham 7 (147), J.Hill 3 (152), J.Hunton 5 (68). P-S--J.Cassel
100-71, T.Hose 15-10, M.Loree 108-65, C.Graham 25-16, J.Hill 11-7, J.Hunton
28-15. 
T--3:15.  A--5378
 
Umpires: Plate Ump - Matt Beaver, Field Ump #1 - Frank Leparik, Field Ump #2 - Jeff Dugmore