CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - The Somerset Patriots (17-8) failed to finish off the weekend sweep of the Long Island Ducks (14-13) in an 8-2 loss Sunday afternoon at Bethpage Ballpark.
Somerset took a brief early lead in the first inning. Julio Borbon led off with a single, proceeded to steal a pair of bases and then scored on a Craig Massey RBI groundout.
The Ducks responded with a six-run second inning that chased starting pitcher Trevor Foss from the game. An Alec Sole two-run single, a run-scoring wild pitch and a two-out, three-run double from Lew Ford provided Long Island with a 6-1 lead.
Long Island added to their lead in the fourth on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Cody Puckett. The Patriots answered the next half inning on a run-scoring passed ball to bring the deficit back to five. The Ducks later topped off the scoring on a Travis Snider RBI single in the seventh.
Jair Jurrjens (2-2) earned the win after he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over five innings. Trevor Foss (1-2) yielded six runs on five hits over 1.2 innings to suffer the loss.
The Somerset Patriots will be off on Monday before heading over to Lancaster, Pa. to open up a four-game series against the Barnstormers on Tuesday. First pitch Tuesday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The Patriots return home to TD Bank Ballpark June 1 to take on the Road Warriors at 6:35 pm. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com