Central Islip (WALK) - The Long Island Ducks have done something that the Mets and Yankees couldn't manage this season: they've won a title.
The Ducks waddled their way to a second consecutive Atlantic League championship with a 6-4 victory over the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, New Jersey on Sunday. They took the best-of-five series 3-games-to-2.
This is the third Atlantic League championship in franchise history for the Ducks and their second in a row. The team won its first championship in 2004 with a three-game sweep of the Camden Riversharks and took its second in 2012 with a 3-2 series victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers.
The Ducks have now won the second-most championships in Atlantic League history behind Somerset's five titles.
Ducks pitcher John Brownell was named Championship Series MVP after winning both Game One and Game Five of the series. The right-hander was 2-0 for the series with a 3.38 ERA and struck out nine batters in 16 innings. For the playoffs, the righty won all three games he pitched and compiled a 2.88 ERA.
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