Somerset rallied from a 7-5 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate three runs, the final one on a bases loaded walk to Adam Donachie that sealed the win.
The Patriots struck first, scoring four runs in the first inning highlighted by a three run blast by Cory Aldridge (7) for the 4-0 lead. It was Aldridge’s second straight at bat going back to last night with a three run home run.
York chipped away at Somerset’s lead in the top of the fourth on a two run homerun by Cody Johnson (10) to make the score 4-2.
Andy Marte (17) drove a three run homerun over the outfield wall to lead York to a four run fifth inning to take a 6-4 lead over the Patriots heading into the bottom half of the frame.
Somerset cut the lead to one in the bottom half of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Jake Fox to make the score 6-5.
An RBI single by Ruddy Yan in the seventh tacked on another run for York to extend their lead to 7-5.
Carlton Smith (1-0) got the win in relief, allowing a run in two innings pitched. Juan Rincon (1-6) took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits in 0.2 innings pitched.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue at home on Wednesday night when they take on the York Revolution at 7:05 pm. The game features a Post-Game Fireworks Show presented by Morristown Medical Center and Christmas In July Night. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.