Patriots Win Lucky 7th In A Row

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Bridgewater, NJ-The Somerset Patriots defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-4 in front of 8,021 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday evening. 817coreysmith

The Skeeters jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Ryan Langerhans drove in two runs with a single and Reid Gorecki followed with an RBI double.

The Patriots answered with two runs in the bottom of the second inning on a home run by Jorge Cortes (3).

Sugar Land extended their lead with a run in the third on a solo home run by Travis Scott (9) for a 4-2 advantage.

The Patriots tied it up with two runs in the sixth on an RBI triple by Cortes and a sacrifice fly by James Skelton.

The Patriots took the lead in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Corey Smith that made the score 5-4.

Cedrick Bowers (2-0) got the win for Somerset after coming into the game to retire a batter. Roy Corcoran (6-3) suffered the loss for the Skeeters after surrendering the go ahead run in the seventh inning. Jon Hunton came on to pitch the ninth inning to pick up his 29th save of the season.

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on Sunday evening when they take on the Sugar Land Skeeters at 5:05 pm. The game includes T-Shirts for the first 2,000 fans courtesy of Flemington Department Store and Veterans of America Day. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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