BARNSTORMERS TOP PATRIOTS 5-3

Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (15-8, 43-50) defeated the Somerset Patriots (15-9, 65-29) 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium.aug02FINAL

In the top of the first inning third baseman David Vidal hammered a home run (4) to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

Left fielder Aharon Eggleston slapped a RBI single to give Somerset a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning.

Lancaster got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning as center fielder Zach Collier stroked a RBI single making the score 2-1.

Anderson Feliz smacked a game tying home run (4) in the bottom of the fifth inning making the contest 2-2.

Shortstop Lance Zawadzki gave Lancaster a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning as he homered (12).

The Barnstormers added a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the score grew to 5-2. Zawadzki and second baseman Yusuke Kajimoto each pounded RBI doubles.

Eggleston legged out a RBI fielder’s choice in the top of the ninth inning to cut the deficit to 5-3 which would be the final score.

Joe Gardner earned the win (5-3) tossing 6.1 innings while allowing two runs. Kyler Newby suffered the loss (7-3) in relief allowing two solo homers in two innings of work.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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August 2nd Game Notes; Patriots @ Barntsormers

Lancaster, PA – Today the Somerset Patriots (15-8, 65-28) are in Pennsylvania to battle the Lancaster Barnstormers (14-8, 42-50) for the third game of a four game wrap around weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Barnstormers are 8-1 in their last 9 games while the Patriots are 11-3 in their last 14 games. Somerset is 13-3 against Lancaster in 2015. This is a rematch of last year’s postseason first round series. The Barnstormers are the reigning Atlantic League Champions.

First pitch scheduled for 1:00pm

First pitch scheduled for 1:00pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Zach Clark (2-5, 6.56 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Joe Gardner (4-3, 2.71 ERA) will toss for Lancaster

Eggs Sunny Side Up

All-Star Aharon Eggleston snapped his 20 game hitting streak on Saturday. That was the longest hitting streak by any Atlantic League player this season. He has reached base in 34 straight games.

Road Warriors

The Patriots begin a seven game road trip tonight and are in the midst of playing 14 of 17 on the road. They boast the best road record in the Atlantic League at 33-13

Postseason Bound

The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.

History Happened

The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

Mat Is Back

Since July 15th Mat Gamel has raised his batting average from .143 to .184. Over his last 13 games he has 11 RBI and is 15-for-43 which is good for a .333 batting average

Closing Time

Jon Hunton is converted his last 15 save chances successfully.

Andino The Bambino

Robert Andino hit .186 in May, .276 in June, .330 in July. He has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 18 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins

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Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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PATRIOTS OUTLAST BARNSTORMERS WITH 7-6 VICTORY

Lancaster, PA – The Somerset Patriots (15-8, 65-28) defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers (14-8, 42-50) 7-6 Saturday evening at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The victory snapped Lancaster’s eight game winning streak.aug01FINAL

In the top of the first inning left fielder Aharon Eggleston cranked a two run home run (3) to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.

Lancaster evened the contest at 2-2 in the bottom of the first inning as right fielder Kevin Rivers roped a RBI triple while left fielder Kent Matthes tallied a RBI sacrifice fly.

The Patriots retook the lead in the top of the third inning to make the score 5-2. Third baseman David Vidal slapped a RBI single and shortstop Robert Andino blooped a two RBI single.

Somerset added a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning to expand its lead to 7-2. A run crossed via first baseman Mike McDade’s fielding error and another run crossed via a wild pitch hurled by Blake Hassebrock.

Lancaster cut the deficit to 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning when McDade socked a home run (3) and third baseman Anderson Feliz served a RBI single.

The Barnstormers scored twice more in the bottom of the eighth inning as second baseman Luke Hughes smashed a two RBI double making the score 7-6.

Mickey Storey earned the win (6-3) tossing six innings while allowing two runs on four hits. Ray Hanson suffered the loss (2-1) lasting three innings while surrendering seven runs on nine hits. Jon Hunton notched the save (26) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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August 1st Game Notes; Patriots @ Barnstormers

Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (14-8, 64-28) are in Pennsylvania to battle the Lancaster Barnstormers (14-7, 42-49) for the second game of a four game wrap around weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Barnstormers have won eight in a row while the Patriots are 10-3 in their last 13 games. Somerset is 12-3 against Lancaster in 2015. This is a rematch of last year’s postseason first round series. The Barnstormers are the reigning Atlantic League Champions.

First pitch scheduled for 7:00pm

First pitch scheduled for 7:00pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Mickey Storey (5-3, 2.92 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Ray Hanson (2-0, 1.80 ERA) will toss for Lancaster

Eggs Sunny Side Up

All-Star Aharon Eggleston snapped his 20 game hitting streak on Saturday. That was the longest hitting streak by any Atlantic League player this season. He has reached base in 33 straight games.

Road Warriors

The Patriots begin a seven game road trip tonight and are in the midst of playing 14 of 17 on the road. They boast the best road record in the Atlantic League at 32-13

Postseason Bound

The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.

History Happened

The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

Mat Is Back

Since July 15th Mat Gamel has raised his batting average from .143 to .186. Over his last 12 games he has 11 RBI and is 15-for-43 which is good for a .349 batting average

Closing Time

Jon Hunton is converted his last 14 save chances successfully.

Andino The Bambino

Robert Andino hit .186 in May, .276 in June, .330 in July. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 18 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins

Follow Us

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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BARNSTORMERS EDGE PATRIOTS 4-3

Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (14-7, 42-49) defeated the Somerset Patriots (14-8, 64-28) 4-3 Friday evening at Clipper Magazine Stadium.july31FINAL

In the bottom of the second inning third baseman Anderson Feliz slapped a RBI double to give Lancaster a 1-0 advantage.

The Barnstormers added a run in the bottom of the third inning as left fielder Kent Mattes hit a RBI fielder’s choice making the score 2-0.

The Patriots cut the deficit in half in the ensuing half inning as right fielder Michael Burgess blasted a home run (7) making the score 2-1.

Third baseman Luke Hughes hammered a home run (5) to expand Lancaster’s lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Left fielder Aharon Eggleston blooped a RBI single in the top of the fifth inning to dwindle the deficit to 3-2.

Mattes mashed a home run (2) to increase the Lancaster lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Third baseman David Vidal banged into a double play that led to a Somerset run in the top of the eighth inning cutting the deficit to 4-3.

Bryan Morgado earned the win (2-5) lasting five innings while allowing two runs. Matt Zielinski suffered the loss (6-2) hurling seven innings while allowing four runs. Marcus Walden notched the save (3) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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