The Somerset Patriots (13-6, 63-26) defeated the Long Island Ducks (7-11, 53-35) 3-2 Tuesday evening at Bethpage Ballpark.
In the top of the second inning center fielder Jonny Tucker smacked a solo home run (4) and left fielder Aharon Eggleston drilled a solo home run (2) to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.
Designated hitter Michael Burgess hammered a solo home run (6) in the top of the seventh inning to expand Somerset’s lead to 3-0.
The Ducks got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth inning as shortstop Dan Lyons laced a RBI triple and right fielder Fehlandt Lentini legged out a RBI infield single cutting the deficit to 3-2.
Sean Bierman earned the win (10-2) tossing seven scoreless innings as he surrendered four hits and struck out seven. Bruce Kern sustained the loss (5-2) hurling six innings while allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight. Jon Hunton notched the save (24) pitching the final inning.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com.