LANCASTER DEFEATS SOMERSET IN WALK-OFF FASHION 7-6

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Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (14-17) rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Somerset Patriots (20-9) 7-6 as catcher Petey Paramore socked a game winning RBI double to straight away center field to propel the Barnstormers to victory at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The Patriots four game winning streak came to a halt.

Lancaster won the series opener 7-6
Lancaster won the series opener 7-6

In the bottom of the third inning center fielder Blake Gailen drilled a line drive two run home run (3) over the right field wall and shortstop Olmo Rosario hit a RBI double to give Lancaster an early 3-0 advantage.

Center fielder Luis Montanez slugged a solo home run (3) to right-center field in the top of the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 3-1.

In the top of the sixth inning the Patriots sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs to take a commanding 6-3 lead. Designated hitter Jake Fox registered a RBI single. Montanez recorded a two RBI single. Catcher Adam Donachie drew a bases loaded walk to plate a run and shortstop Bobby Stevens tallied a RBI via a sacrifice fly.

Lancaster scratched across a run in the ensuing half inning on second baseman Jonny Tucker’s throwing error to make the score 6-4.

The Barnstormers scored again in the home half of the eighth inning as second baseman Travis Denker recorded a RBI via a sacrifice fly cutting the deficit in half at 6-5

Lancaster tied and won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning as designated hitter Kevin Howard hit a game tying solo home run (2) that just squeaked inside the foul pole down the right field that tied the game at 6-6. Two batters later Paramore socked a walk-off RBI double to give the Barnstormers the 7-6 victory.

Jon Hunton (0-3) blew his third save of the season and suffered the loss. Ross Peeples (1-0) earned the win in relief.

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road and will return to TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday, May 28th for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lancaster Barnstormers. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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