CENTRAL ISLIP, NY- The Long Island Ducks (2-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-2) 11-1 in Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday evening to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series.
The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Jordany Valdespin and a two-run single by Daniel Fields.
Long Island opened up the game with a five-run fifth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by David Washington (1).
Somerset got on the board on a Mike Fransoso RBI single that made it an 8-1 ballgame.
David Washington answered for the Ducks in the bottom of the frame with his second three-run homer (2) of the game.
Jake Fisher (1-0) picked up the win, allowing a run on four hits in seven innings pitched. Stephen Perakslis (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs on 11 hits in 4.2 innings pitched.
The Patriots and Ducks move to TD Bank Ballpark for Game 3 of the Liberty Division Championship Series on Friday, Sept. 21st at 7:05 pm. The gamel features a post-game fireworks show. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.