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Atlantic League Championship Series: Ducks vs. Patriots

Ducks players surround teammate Ray Navarrete (center) as

Ducks players surround teammate Ray Navarrete (center) as he holds the Championship trophy after beating the Somerset Patriots 6-4 to win the Atlantic League Championship in Game 5 of the series. (Sept. 29, 2013) Photo Credit: Ray Stubblebine

The Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots, 6-4, Sunday at TD Bank Ballpark to win the Atlantic League Championship.

Ducks starting pitcher and Series MVP John Brownwll
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Ducks starting pitcher and Series MVP John Brownwll (no. 7) celebrates with manager Kevin Baez (right) after they beat the Somerset Patriots 6-4 in Game 5 to win the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks player Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is carried
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Ducks player Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is carried off the field by teammates after beating the Somerset Patriots to win the Atlantic League Championship in Game 5 of the series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks players surround teammate Ray Navarrete (center) as
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Ducks players surround teammate Ray Navarrete (center) as he holds the Championship trophy after beating the Somerset Patriots 6-4 to win the Atlantic League Championship in Game 5 of the series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks player Ray Navarrete is carried off the
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Ducks player Ray Navarrete is carried off the field by teammates after defeating the Somerset Patriots to win Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks manager Kevin Baez (left) holds his son
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Ducks manager Kevin Baez (left) holds his son Vincent as he accepts the trophy after his team won the Atlantic League title.

Long Island Ducks starting pitcher and Series MVP
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Long Island Ducks starting pitcher and Series MVP John Brownell (right) is congratulated by Bud Harrelson (no. 3) after they beat the Somerset Patriots 6-4 in Game 5 to win the Atlantic League Championship Series 6-4. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell (no. 7) throws
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Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell (no. 7) throws to first baseman Ryan Strieby (no. 6) for the final out of the seventh inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

The Ducks pose for a team photo after
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The Ducks pose for a team photo after they beat the Somerset Patriots 6-4 in Game 5 to win the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield throws out a
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield throws out a Somerset Patriots batter during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks hitter Lew Ford drops his bat as
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Ducks hitter Lew Ford drops his bat as he flies out against the Somerset Patriots during the third inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell throws against the
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Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell throws against the Somerset Patriots during the first inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell throws a pitch
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Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell throws a pitch to the Somerset Patriots during the second inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks center fielder Lew Ford catches a long
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Ducks center fielder Lew Ford catches a long drive against the Somerset Patriots during the first inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series on Sept. 29, 2013.

Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is
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Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is greeted by teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the Somerset Patriots during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Somerset Patriots left fielder Aharon Eggleston leaps but
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Somerset Patriots left fielder Aharon Eggleston leaps but cannot catch a three-run home run by Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (not pictured) during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is
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Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is greeted by teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the Somerset Patriots during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete hits a three-run
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Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete hits a three-run home run against the Somerset Patriots during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is
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Ducks designated hitter Ray Navarrete (no. 16) is cheered by teammates as he heads home after hitting a three-run home run against the Somerset Patriots during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bobby Blevins delivers the ball
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Ducks starting pitcher Bobby Blevins delivers the ball to the Somerset Patriots in the first inning of Game 4 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Ducks pitcher Derek Blacksher walks off as the
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Ducks pitcher Derek Blacksher walks off as the Somerset Patriots celebrate after winning Game 4 of the Atlantic League Championship Series, 2-1. in 16 innings. (Sept. 28, 2013)

The Ducks' Dan Lyons hits into a double
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The Ducks' Dan Lyons hits into a double play in the third inning but a run scored in Game 4 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bobby Blevins delivers the ball
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Ducks starting pitcher Bobby Blevins delivers the ball to the Somerset Patriots in the first inning of Game 4 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Ducks runner Adam Bailey scores past Somerset Patriots
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Ducks runner Adam Bailey scores past Somerset Patriots catcher Adam Donachie in the second inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks runner Adam Bailey scores past Somerset Patriots
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Ducks runner Adam Bailey scores past Somerset Patriots catcher Adam Donachie in the second inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks designated hitter Bill Hall doubles against the
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Ducks designated hitter Bill Hall doubles against the Somerset Patriots in the second inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann throws a pitch
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Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann throws a pitch to the Somerset Patriots in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann, right, throws a
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Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann, right, throws a pitch to the Somerset Patriots in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby, left, holds onto
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Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby, left, holds onto the ball thrown by starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann (not in photo) as Somerset Patriots batter Jonny Tucker is out at first base in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann picks up a
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Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann picks up a ball hit by Somerset Patriots batter Jonny Tucker that he knocked down in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks designated hitter Bill Hall is greeted at
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Ducks designated hitter Bill Hall is greeted at the dugout after he scored a run against the Somerset Patriots in the second inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield tags out Somerset
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield tags out Somerset Patriots runner Jonny Tucker trying to steal second base in the first inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann, right, throws a
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Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann, right, throws a pitch to the Somerset Patriots in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann throws a pitch
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Ducks starting pitcher Bob Zimmermann throws a pitch to the Somerset Patriots in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Ducks pitcher Shaun Garceau pitches in the first
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Ducks pitcher Shaun Garceau pitches in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks leadoff batter Lew Ford in the first
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Ducks leadoff batter Lew Ford in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks catcher Ramon Castro jokes with Yunesky Sanchez
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Ducks catcher Ramon Castro jokes with Yunesky Sanchez of the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks catcher Ramon Castro gets ready for the
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Ducks catcher Ramon Castro gets ready for the next pitch against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks pitcher Shaun Garceau pitches in the first
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Ducks pitcher Shaun Garceau pitches in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks DH Bill Hall bats in the second
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Ducks DH Bill Hall bats in the second Inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks third baseman Bryant Nelson bats in the
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Ducks third baseman Bryant Nelson bats in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks pitcher Shaun Garceau pitches in the second
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Ducks pitcher Shaun Garceau pitches in the second inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks DH Bill Hall bats in the second
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Ducks DH Bill Hall bats in the second Inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

The Long Island Ducks 2nd baseman Josh Barfield
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The Long Island Ducks 2nd baseman Josh Barfield #28 batting in the first inning against the Sommerset New Jersey Patriots in game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series at Bethpage Ball Park Central Islip NY. (September 26th, 2013)

Ducks catcher Raomon Castro waits for the pitch
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Ducks catcher Raomon Castro waits for the pitch against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons makes the throw to
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Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons makes the throw to first against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks' Kraig Binick bats against the Somerset Patriots
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Ducks' Kraig Binick bats against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks DH Bill Hall bats in the second
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Ducks DH Bill Hall bats in the second Inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks' Kraig Binick hits a fly ball in
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Ducks' Kraig Binick hits a fly ball in the third inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons makes the tag at
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Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons makes the tag at second base on Aharon Eggleston of the Somerset Patriots, who tried to extend a single in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby bats in the
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Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby bats in the third inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby bats in the
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Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby bats in the third inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Somerset Patriots pitcher Roy Merritt waits for the
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Somerset Patriots pitcher Roy Merritt waits for the sign in the third inning in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series against the Ducks. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons makes the tag at
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Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons makes the tag at second base on Aharon Eggleston of the Somerset Patriots. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield, center, hit a
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield, center, hit a game-winning three-run home run in the eighth inning scoring center fielder Lew Ford, left, and left fielder Kraig Binick, right, against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks designated hitter Bill Hall reacts after he
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Ducks designated hitter Bill Hall reacts after he hits a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks center fielder Lew Ford singles in the
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Ducks center fielder Lew Ford singles in the eighth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield follows through on
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield follows through on his three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield, left, reacts after
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield, left, reacts after he hits a game-winning three-run home run in the eighth inning scoring center fielder Lew Ford, center, and left fielder Kraig Binick, right, against the Somerset Patriots iin Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield hits a three-run
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield hits a three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield hits a three-run
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Ducks second baseman Josh Barfield hits a three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks center fielder Lew Ford, left, and left
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Ducks center fielder Lew Ford, left, and left fielder Kraig Binick, center, congratulate second baseman Josh Barfield on his game-winning three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons flies out in the
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Ducks shortstop Dan Lyons flies out in the sixth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby is seen on
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Ducks first baseman Ryan Strieby is seen on the field against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks center fielder Lew Ford flies out in
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Ducks center fielder Lew Ford flies out in the sixth inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks third baseman Bryant Nelson bats in the
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Ducks third baseman Bryant Nelson bats in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Somerset Patriots starting pitcher Josh Lowey delivers against
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Somerset Patriots starting pitcher Josh Lowey delivers against the Ducks in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Somerset Patriots starting pitcher Josh Lowey delivers against
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Somerset Patriots starting pitcher Josh Lowey delivers against the Ducks in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell delivers against the
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Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell delivers against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell delivers against the
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Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell delivers against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell delivers in the
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Ducks starting pitcher John Brownell delivers in the third inning against the Somerset Patriots in Game 1 of the Atlantic League Championship baseball playoffs. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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