Patriots Blow 2-Run Lead in Bottom of Ninth Inning


CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – A three-run rally in the ninth inning led the Long Island Ducks (13-15) past the Somerset Patriots (18-11) at Bethpage Ballpark last night. 

The Ducks opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st inning on an Angelo Songco RBI single. The 1-0 lead held until the top of the sixth inning, when Olmo Rosario (3) lifted a solo home run to even the ballgame.

Somerset took the lead in the top of the seventh inning on a two-out, two-run RBI single from Justin Pacchioli. Long Island later plated three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on two-out RBI singles from Alex Burg, Delta Cleary Jr. and Giovanny Alfonzo.

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“It’s tough, we played a good game, bullpen did a good job, we had good swings on the ball and they made good plays,” said Patriots manager Brett Jodie.

Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision. Chin-Hua Tsao (1-1) earned the win after a scoreless inning of relief. Jon Hunton (0-1) took the loss, yielding three runs on four hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Somerset continues its series against Long Island Saturday night. Left-handed pitcher Rick Teasley (2-0, 1.68 ERA) takes the mound for the Patriots against Ducks righty Dennis O’Grady (1-1, 2.86 ERA). First pitch at Bethpage Ballpark is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots season, which includes the team’s 20th anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call 908-252-0700, or visit

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