August 21st Game Notes; Patriots @ Riversharks

Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-20, 54-55) visit the Camden Riversharks (14-22, 48-57) at 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field in the second game of this four game midweek series. Last night the Patriots won the series opener edging the Riversharks 3-2. Below are highlights of last night’s run scoring plays courtesy of WCTC.

Audio clip of Jesse Hoorelbeke’s RBI double in the top of the first inning that gave the Patriots a 1-0 advantage.

Audio clip of Freddie Bynum’s RBI single in the top of the fourth frame that gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead.

The Patriots are 8-4 in their last 12 games

Audio clip of Corey Smith’s go ahead RBI double in the seventh inning that proved to be the difference as it made the score 3-2 in favor of Somerset.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s August 21st Game Notes.

Sanchez Sizzling

Shortstop Yunesky Sanchez hit just .212 in the first half of the season but in the second half he has turned his season around. Since the All-Star break he’s hitting .325 with three home runs and 16 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half. He’s currently on a season-high seven game hitting streak.

Dobies Does It

Since former closer Josh Rupe retired on July 15th, Andrew Dobies is 9-for-9 in save opportunities.

Catalyst

The Patriots are 10-3 when Freddie Bynum bats leadoff. The All-Star ignites the team and provides a spark.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Mike McGuire is on the hill for the Riversharks.

Derell McCall: 6-5, 4.81 ERA, 21 appearances and 11 starts, 86.0 innings, 45 Ks, 22 BBs

Mike McGuire: 6-8, 4.49 ERA, 21 starts, 124.1 innings, 98 Ks, 55 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 7:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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