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Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 6-5 to earn their 1,000th win in franchise history before 6,028 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday afternoon in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

The Patriots broke a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning after Dan Hennigan walked and scored on a fielder’s choice by Jeff Nettles to put the Patriots on top.

The Skeeters rallied to score four runs to start off the game after Bubba Bell grounded into a fielder’s choice to bring home the first run.  A few batters later, Steve Moss (5) drove a three run homerun over the left field wall to cap off the scoring drive and give Sugar Land a 4-0 lead.  

The Patriots chipped away at the lead in the bottom half of the inning, scoring a run on an RBI single by Jake Fox and two on a double by Adam Donachie.

An RBI single by Bell in the top of the second inning added another run for the Skeeters to make the score 5-3.

Somerset cut the lead to 5-4 in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double by Freddie Bynum.

Donachie (2) drove a solo homerun to left field in the bottom half the fifth to tie the game up at five.

Brandon Braboy (1-0) picked up the win for Somerset after striking out two in 1.2 innings pitched.  Garrett Parcell (0-2) suffered the loss, allowing a run in an inning of work.  Andrew Dobies earned his second save of the season after pitching a scoreless inning.

The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on Tuesday night when the Patriots take on the Sugar Land Skeeters at 7:05 pm.  The game includes Bark In The Park Night with Doggy Goody Bags for the first 500 Dogs in attendance courtesy of K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel.  For tickets, call  (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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