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EARLY LEAD ESCAPES DUCKS


(Central Islip, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2012) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 4-3 on Monday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME VIDEO: Kraig Binick's sliding catch, Lee Cruz' two-run homer and Bryant Nelson's solo homer

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez, Lee Cruz and Chris McCoy talk about the game


Long Island jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on a two-run homer by Lee Cruz in the second and a solo blast by Bryant Nelson in the third off Patriots starter Chase Wright. Somerset would grab a run in the sixth to cut the deficit to two on a RBI single by Yunesky Sanchez off Ducks starter Chris McCoy.

A three-run eighth inning for the Patriots put them ahead for good. Jesse Hoorelbeke tied the game with a two-run homer, and Adam Donachie grabbed the lead with a RBI single to left.

Neither starter factored into the decision. McCoy allowed just one run on six hits while striking out two in six innings, and Wright yielded three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings. Carlton Smith (3-3) got the win after pitching a scoreless seventh inning, and Jeremy Hill (4-6) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits in the eighth inning. Brandon Braboy earned his second save by recording the final two outs.

Brandon Sing led the Ducks with two hits while Cruz added two RBI.

The Ducks and Patriots continue their three-game set on Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. It’s the Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the ballpark, presented by North Shore LIJ Imaging at Great South Bay. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive Commemorative Pink T-Shirts and the first 5,000 fans will take home Breast Cancer Awareness Night pamphlets. Following the game, all fans in attendance will be treated to a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by North Shore LIJ Imaging at Great South Bay.

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. Fans unable to make the game can follow all the action live online at LIDucks.com by clicking the Watch Live icon on the homepage. Streaming video and audio will be presented by iBN, the Internet Broadcast Network.

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Duck Tales: Lee Cruz’ two-run homer in the second was his second home run as a Duck. Both of his hits since joining Long Island have been homers, and all five of his RBI have come off the longball…Bryant Nelson’s solo homer in the third was his 12th of the year and also gave him his 70th run batted in. He is the third Duck to reach the 70-RBI mark this season, joining Ray Navarrete (79) and Brandon Sing (71)…With a double in the fifth inning, Kraig Binick extended his hitting streak to 10 games. During the streak, he is batting .286 (12-for-42) with one double, one homer, three RBI and four runs scored. Ryan Garko has the longest hitting streak by a Duck this year at 15 games.


GAME DATE: 09/03/2012
Somerset Patriots  4 AT Long Island Ducks  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Holden CF         4  1  1  0  .279  K.Binick CF         5  0  1  0  .257
C.Curtis RF         5  0  2  0  .276  B.Nelson 3B         5  1  1  1  .261
Y.Sanchez SS        4  1  3  1  .291  R.Navarrete 2B      3  0  0  0  .306
J.Hoorelbeke DH     4  1  1  2  .291  B.Sing 1B           4  0  2  0  .293
C.Smith 1B          3  0  0  0  .266  M.Esquivel RF       3  0  0  0  .310
J.Nettles 3B        4  0  0  0  .250  T.Perez LF          3  1  1  0  .311
J.Drennen LF        4  1  1  0  .255  L.Cruz DH           4  1  1  2  .111
A.Donachie C        3  0  1  1  .269  M.Canham C          3  0  0  0  .255
F.Bynum 2B          4  0  1  0  .276   J.Brodin PH        1  0  0  0  .267
                                      D.Lyons SS          3  0  1  0  .261
                   35  4 10  4                           34  3  7  3

Somerset             0 0 0   0 0 1   0 3 0 -  4 10  1
L Island             0 2 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  7  1
2B--K.Binick (13). 3B--D.Lyons (6). HR--J.Hoorelbeke (19), B.Nelson (12),
L.Cruz (2). RBI--Y.Sanchez (34), J.Hoorelbeke  2 (48), A.Donachie (21),
B.Nelson (70), L.Cruz  2 (5). SH--T.Perez (0). CS--A.Donachie (1), F.Bynum
(4). E--Y.Sanchez (9), M.Esquivel (3). 
LOB--Somerset 7, L Island 8. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Somerset
C.Wright                        6.0   5   3   3   2   3   2    5.03
C.Smith (W,3-3)                 1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    4.06
B.Anderson                      1.0   1   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
A.Dobies                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0    2.83
B.Braboy (S,2)                  0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.25
                                9     7   3   3   3   6   2
 L Island
C.McCoy                         6.0   6   1   1   1   2   0    6.51
J.Lansford                      1.0   0   0   0   2   0   0    3.08
J.Hill (L,4-6)                  1.0   4   3   2   0   0   1    3.18
C.Graham                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.50
                                9    10   4   3   3   3   1
SO--J.Hoorelbeke, A.Donachie, F.Bynum, K.Binick, M.Esquivel 2, T.Perez,
L.Cruz 2. BB--J.Holden, C.Smith, A.Donachie, R.Navarrete, M.Esquivel,
D.Lyons. BF--C.Wright 26 (264), C.Smith 4 (258), B.Anderson 4 (7), A.Dobies
2 (141), B.Braboy 2 (80), C.McCoy 24 (98), J.Lansford 5 (225), J.Hill 6
(258), C.Graham 3 (263). P-S--C.Wright 83-54, C.Smith 19-10, B.Anderson
17-14, A.Dobies 4-4, B.Braboy 7-5, C.McCoy 89-60, J.Lansford 13-4, J.Hill
21-15, C.Graham 11-6. 
T--2:52.  A--5491

Umpires: Plate Ump - Eric Diaz, Field Ump #1 - Matt Beaver, Field Ump #2 - Frank Leparik