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FIVE-RUN EIGHTH STUNS DUCKS

Ducks pound out 13 hits in series opener

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 30, 2013) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots 6-5 on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

GAME AUDIO: Ramon Castro's RBI single, Ryan Strieby's RBI double and Danny Perales' two-run homer

POSTGAME VIDEO: Kevin Baez and John Brownell talk about the game

The Ducks put up a two-spot in the first inning against Patriots starter Erik Arnesen on a RBI single to left field by Ramon Castro and a RBI double to left-center by Ryan Strieby. Two more runs came across in the fourth as Danny Perales launched a two-run home run to right field.

Somerset scratched out a run in the sixth on a bases loaded walk to Luis Montanez allowed by Ducks starter John Brownell. It would stay that way until the eighth when a five-run inning gave the Patriots a 6-4 lead. A two-run double by Montanez and a pinch hit two-run single by Mike Wilson highlighted the scoring. Long Island got one back in the eighth on a RBI single to right by Ben Broussard, but they could not pull even.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Brownell allowed just one run on four hits in five and one-third innings while Arnesen surrendered four runs on nine hits in five innings. David Harden (1-0) picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Jared Lansford (0-1) suffered the loss, yielding four runs on four hits in the eighth inning. Jon Hunton earned his fourth save with a scoreless ninth.

Castro led the Ducks with three hits while four other Ducks each chipped in with two.

The Ducks and Patriots continue their three-game set on Wednesday night. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Bethpage Ballpark gates opening at 5:35. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Ducks Pin Pennant as part one of seven in the 2013 Collector’s Series. Southpaw Matt Way takes the mound for Long Island against Patriots right-hander Brad Thompson.

Tickets for the game and all Ducks regular season home games are now on sale. Fans can purchase their tickets by visiting the Bethpage Ballpark box office, calling 631-940-TIXX or by CLICKING HERE. Fans unable to make the game can watch live streaming video of the game on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/ducksbaseball, with Tom Felice calling the play-by-play.

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Duck Tales: Danny Perales’ two-run homer in the second was his team-leading third of the year. The Ducks have now hit 10 home runs in the season’s first 11 games, with all 10 coming in the last eight contests. Perales hit six home runs in 72 games last season with Las Vegas (AAA, Blue Jays)…With three hits in the ballgame, Ramon Castro earned his second three-hit game of the year. His first came on April 20 against the Sugar Land Skeeters in Texas. Ray Navarrete also had three hits for the Ducks in that game…With a single in the seventh inning, Adam Bailey extended his team-leading hitting streak to seven games. That’s good for the third-longest in the Atlantic League this season behind Bridgeport’s Daniel Mayora (11) and Somerset’s Jake Fox. Entering the game, Bailey is batting .296 (8-for-23) during the streak.

 

GAME DATE: 04/30/2013
Somerset Patriots  6 AT Long Island Ducks  5

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Somerset           AB  R  H BI   AVG  L Island           AB  R  H BI   AVG
J.Tucker 2B         5  0  2  1  .286  D.Perales CF        4  1  2  2  .281
A.Eggleston CF,LF   5  0  1  0  .219  B.Nelson 3B         5  1  1  0  .182
J.Fox 3B            5  2  2  0  .362  B.Broussard DH      4  1  2  1  .313
C.Smith 1B          4  1  4  0  .293  R.Castro C          5  0  3  1  .314
E.Martinez-Este DH  3  0  1  0  .200  R.Strieby 1B        5  0  2  1  .267
 D.Hennigan DH,PR   1  1  0  0  .200  A.Bailey RF         5  0  1  0  .244
L.Montanez RF       4  1  1  3  .217  J.Brodin LF         5  0  0  0  .167
J.Skelton C         4  0  0  0  .143  D.Lyons SS          3  0  0  0  .189
B.Stevens SS        4  0  0  0  .227  G.Suarez 2B         3  2  2  0  .350
J.Holden CF         3  0  0  0  .500       
 M.Wilson LF,PH     1  1  1  2  .294       
                   39  6 12  6                           39  5 13  5

Somerset             0 0 0   0 0 1   0 5 0 -  6 12  1
L Island             2 2 0   0 0 0   0 1 0 -  5 13  1
2B--A.Eggleston (2), C.Smith (3), L.Montanez (2), B.Nelson (2), R.Strieby
(1). HR--D.Perales (3). RBI--J.Tucker (11), L.Montanez  3 (5), M.Wilson  2
(7), D.Perales  2 (11), B.Broussard (1), R.Castro (6), R.Strieby (2).
HP--D.Lyons (1). SH--G.Suarez (0). SB--C.Smith (1), B.Stevens (3), M.Wilson
(3). CS--A.Bailey (1). E--J.Tucker (4), R.Castro (1). 
LOB--Somerset 11, L Island 11. 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Somerset
E.Arnesen                       5.0   9   4   4   1   3   1    3.32
D.Harden (W,1-0)                2.0   1   0   0   1   2   0    2.57
B.Braboy                        1.0   3   1   1   0   0   0    2.57
J.Hunton (S,4)                  1.0   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.40
                                9    13   5   5   2   5   1
 L Island
J.Brownell                      5.1   4   1   1   4   2   0    5.28
J.Houser                        1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00
J.Lansford (L,0-1)              0.0   4   4   4   0   0   0   10.80
E.Niesen                        0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.69
L.Rosales                       0.1   3   1   1   0   1   0    2.45
T.Hose                          1.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    3.86
                                9    12   6   6   5   7   0
HB--E.Arnesen (1). SO--A.Eggleston, J.Fox, D.Hennigan, L.Montanez,
B.Stevens 2, J.Holden, R.Castro, A.Bailey, J.Brodin 2, G.Suarez.
BB--C.Smith, E.Martinez-Esteve, L.Montanez, J.Skelton, B.Stevens,
D.Perales, B.Broussard. BF--E.Arnesen 27 (80), D.Harden 7 (29), B.Braboy 6
(34), J.Hunton 3 (20), J.Brownell 24 (70), J.Houser 5 (26), J.Lansford 4
(17), E.Niesen 2 (21), L.Rosales 4 (16), T.Hose 5 (21). P-S--E.Arnesen
95-57, D.Harden 29-19, B.Braboy 25-17, J.Hunton 12-6, J.Brownell 98-60,
J.Houser 22-13, J.Lansford 12-8, E.Niesen 6-4, L.Rosales 21-15, T.Hose
18-10. 
T--3:20.  A--4626

Umpires: Plate Ump - Allan Reyes, Field Ump #1 - Tino Takori, Field Ump #2 - Tim McCaffrey