Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (12-16, 47-51) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (15-11, 45-51) from TD Bank Ballpark in a doubleheader. Game one is at 5:05 p.m. and the second game will be 30 minutes after the first game. Both contests will be seven innings. Last night the Patriots won the series opener as they notched their 20th come from behind victory of the season. Below are highlights courtesy of WCTC.
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Corey Deserves Glory
Since he signed on August 3rd, infielder Corey Smith has hit safely in each of his first seven games and clubbed three home runs while driving in seven runs.
Holden Heating Up
Center fielder Joe Holden has hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games.
Owning Crustacean Nation
The Patriots are 12-5 against Southern Maryland in 2012.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while knuckle ball pitcher Joe Gannon is on the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Derell McCall: 5-5, 5.26 ERA, 19 appearances and 9 starts, 75.1 innings, 37 Ks, 17 BBs
Joe Gannon: 1-1, 6.43 ERA, 3 games and 2 starts, 14.0 innings, 4 Ks, 7 BBs
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Somerset has yet to announce their starter while Southern Maryland will have righty Daryl Thompson pitch.
TBA for Somerset
Daryl Thompson: 0-0, 3.52 ERA, 2 games and 1 start, 7.2 innings, 9 Ks, 5 BBs
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 5:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.