Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (20-8) host the Camden Riversharks (9-20) at TD Bank Ballpark in the final game of a three game weekend series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots have won four games in a row and will look to sweep the Riversharks in this Garden State showdown. Somerset has outscored Camden 23-7 the past two days. Today is Jewish Heritage Day and the first 500 fans will receive an exclusive Somerset Patriots yamaka.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mitch Atkins (3-1, 3.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Josh Walter (2-2, 3.10 ERA) will take the hill for the Riversharks.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (24-5) currently lead the Freedom Division by 3.5 games over the Patriots.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has a 14 game hitting streak. During the streak Smith is hitting .37 (23-for-61) with 18 RBI. He has at least one RBI in each of his last eight games.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have three players in the top 10 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .364), Smith (6th .343), Montanez (T-9th .316)
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with nine home runs.
The Patriots are 17-4 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 3-4 when they score 3 or fewer runs.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots lead all Atlantic League teams with 115 walks drawn as an offense. Somerset has also issued the fewest walks as a pitching staff giving up only 65 free passes on the year.
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 1:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.