Patriots Sweep Bluefish With 4-2 Win

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Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 4-2 in front of 5,609 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening.

Bridgeport jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first after Prentice Redman doubled and scored on an RBI single by Luis Lopez.

The Patriots evened the scored in the bottom of the second inning on a solo homerun by Jeff Nettles (3). It was the second straight game with a homer by Nettles.

Somerset scored again in the third on a solo homerun to left-center by Jonny Tucker (1) to make the score 2-1.

The Patriots added to their lead the following inning on an RBI single by Tucker that brought home Yusuf Carter and put Somerset on top 3-1.

For the fourth straight inning, the Patriots rallied to score a run after Nettles doubled to plate Freddy Sandoval for a 4-1 lead.

Joey Gathright led off the sixth inning with a single and later came around to score on a passed ball to cut the Patriots lead to 4-2.

Patriots starter Doug Arguello (1-1) got the win after allowing two runs on two hits in six innings pitched.  Isaac Hess (2-1) suffered the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings of work.  Josh Rupe picked up his fourth save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning.

The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Thursday, May 24th when the Patriots return home to take on the Camden Riversharks at 11:05 am.  For tickets, call  (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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