May 27th Game Notes; Riversharks @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (15-13) host the Camden Riversharks (12-16) at 1:05pm from TD Bank Ballpark to cap off this Memorial Day Weekend series. The Patriots have won three of the first five games of this extended six game series.

Jesse Hoorelbeke hit two home runs last night, the first Patriot player to have a multi home run game this season

The Patriots won last night 8-5 to move into first place of the Freedom Division by ½ game over the Lancaster Barnstormers. The game featured a 57 minute rain delay to start the contest but fans who waited patiently got to see a lot of thrilling plays. The following are some highlights from last night’s win in which Derell McCall threw 4.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn his second win of 2012. The audio clips are courtesy of WCTC and the video clip is courtesy of Dave Marek.

Audio clip of Jeff Nettles’ two-run home run, his fourth of the season.

Audio clip of Freddie Bynum extending his hitting streak to 16 games.

Video plus audio clip of Jesse Hoorelbeke’s two-run home run, his first of the game.

Audio clip of Hoorelbeke’s second home run of the game, his seventh of the season.

Audio clip of closer Josh Rupe notching his team-high fifth save.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups, please download tonight’s May 27th Game Notes.

Who’s Hot…

Patriots second baseman Freddie Bynum is currently on a 16 game hitting streak in which he has nine multi-hit games over that span. Patriots utility player Freddy Sandoval has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

Today’s starting pitching matchup features a rematch from Tuesday as Paul Phillips toes the rubber for the Patriots as he’ll face Keith Weiser for the Riversharks. Phillips bested Weiser last time out. Phillips leads the Atlantic League in ERA (1.76) and wins (4).

2012 Season Statistics…

Paul Phillips: 4-0, 1.76 ERA, 5 starts, 30.2 innings, 26 Ks, 9 BBs

Keith Weiser: 1-2, 4.24 ERA, 5 starts, 23.1 innings, 14 Ks, 6 BBs

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen to play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com starting at 1:05 pm.

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