August 23rd Game Notes; Patriots @ Riversharks

Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-21, 55-56) visit the Camden Riversharks (15-23, 49-58) at 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field in the final game of this four game midweek series. The Patriots won the series opener Monday by a score of 3-2. Tuesday night first baseman Brian Burgamy slugged a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to beat the Patriots 5-4. Last night Colin Curtis drive in four runs as the Patriots knocked off the Riversharks by a score of 6-4. Below are the audio highlights of last night’s come from behind victory courtesy of WCTC.

Lefty Chase Wright has emerged as one of the leaders out of the bullpen

Audio clip of Curtis’ two out, two strike, two RBI double in the third inning that gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead.

Audio clip of Corey Smith’s RBI single that gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead in the third inning.

Audio clip of Yunesky Sanchez’s game tying RBI single through the right side of the infield in the sixth inning that made the score 4-4.

Audio clip of Curtis’ go ahead two RBI double in the sixth inning that made the score 6-4 in favor of Somerset.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s August 23rd 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 .331 with three home runs and 18 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half. He’s currently on a season-high nine game hitting streak which he is batting .439 over that period of time.

Dobies Does It

Since former closer Josh Rupe retired on July 15th, Andrew Dobies is 10-for-10 in save opportunities.

Season Series

The Patriots are 8-11 against the Riversharks in 2012. This is the final meeting between these two squads.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bryan Corey is on the hill for the Riversharks.

Justin Cassel: 5-8, 2.85 ERA, 19 starts, 117.0 innings, 87 Ks, 31 BBs

Bryan Corey: 7-8, 5.68 ERA, 20 starts, 101.1 innings, 53 Ks, 26 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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