May 21st Game Notes; Patriots @ Barnstormers

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Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-8) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (13-17) at Clipper Magazine Stadium for the first game of a three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first meeting of the year between these two squads. The Patriots have won four games in a row.

The Patriots begin a seven game road trip tonight
The Patriots begin a seven game road trip tonight

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Mitch Atkins (3-1, 3.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Horacio Ramirez (0-0, 3.60 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.

Freedom Division Update

The Sugar Land Skeeters (25-5) currently lead the Freedom Division by 4.0 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.

Time To Grind

Beginning tonight the Patriots play 48 games in 48 days until the All-Star break.

Better Than Average

The Patriots have three players in the top 10 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .364), Smith (T-4th .339), Montanez (9th .319)

Jake Can Rake

Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with nine home runs.

Fantastic Four

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 are second in the Atlantic League as a team 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.

Follow Us

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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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