SOMERSET COMPLETES SWEEP WITH 4-1 VICTORY

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Waldorf, MD – The Somerset Patriots (7-3) completed the three game sweep of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (3-8) by winning Sunday afternoon 4-1 at Regency Furniture Stadium. It was the Patriots’ fourth win in a row overall and they’ve now won six of seven contests against the Blue Crabs this year.

Photo courtesy of Bert Hindman of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
Photo courtesy of Bert Hindman of Southern Maryland

In the top of the second inning center fielder Joe Holden hit a soft RBI single up the middle to give the Patriots an early 1-0 lead.

Southern Maryland quickly responded with a line drive solo homer (3) by first baseman Ryan Mulhern to tie the game at 1-1 in the home half of the second inning.

Somerset would take a 3-1 lead in the third inning as first baseman Jake Fox slugged a homer (5) for the third consecutive game and left fielder Mike Wilson added a RBI double.

The Patriots added another insurance run in the top of the fourth inning as right fielder Ahron Eggleston blooped a RBI single to right field to expand the lead to 4-1 which would be the final score.

Josh Lowey (1-1) earned the win as he tossed seven strong innings scattering just three hits. Gaby Hernandez (0-3) suffered the loss. Brandon Braboy notched his first save of the season pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, May 3rd when the Patriots return home for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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