Somerset scored six runs to break open the game in the bottom half of the second inning. RBI doubles by Bobby Stevens and James Skelton and RBI base hits by Aharon Eggleston and Jake Fox led the rally for the Patriots for the 6-0 lead.
The Bluefish got on the board with two runs in the top of the fifth following an error to make the score 6-2.
An RBI base hit by Eggleston in the seventh tacked on the final run for the Patriots for the 7-2 final.
Patriots starter Graham Taylor (4-2) got the win after allowing two runs on five hits in six innings of work. Mike Parisi (1-8) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on six hits in six innings pitched.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue at home on Saturday evening when the Patriots take on the Bridgeport Bluefish. There will be two seven innings games beginning at 5:05 pm. The first 1,500 fans will receive a Ballpark Anniversary T-Shirt courtesy of ProCure Proton Therapy. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.