Camden, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (41-22, 87-46) crushed the Camden Riversharks (27-36, 51-82) 14-3 Saturday evening in game two of the doubleheader from Campbell’s Field. With the victory the Patriots broke their single season wins record as they recorded their 87th overall win of the year. The previous record was 86 total victories accomplished by the 2009 squad.
In the top of the first inning first baseman Jeff Baisley launched a three run home run (9) to left-center field to give the Patriots an early 3-0 advantage.
Somerset added three more runs in the top of the second inning to take a commanding 6-0 lead. Second baseman Bobby Stevens slapped a RBI single. Center fielder Joe Holden roped a RBI triple and left fielder Aharon Eggleston tallied a RBI sacrifice fly.
The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the top of the third inning as catcher James Skelton ripped a RBI double and Stevens laced a RBI sacrifice fly as Somerset led comfortably 8-0.
Four more runs came across for Somerset in the top of the fourth inning as Baisley sliced a RBI single and Skelton socked a three RBI double as the lead increased to 12-0.
Camden got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning as third baseman D’Angelo Jimenez pounded a home run (3) to right field to make the score 12-1.
The Patriots plated two more runs in the top of the sixth inning as Stevens and Holden tallied RBI base knocks expanding the lead to 14-1.
In the bottom of the eighth inning shortstop Wilson Valdez hit a RBI single and Paul Phillips threw a wild pitch making the score 14-3.
Derell McCall (8-0) earned the win tossing seven brilliant innings allowing just one run on three hits. Jake Hale (3-6) suffered the loss lasting just 2.1 innings giving up eight earned runs.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, September 10th when they return home to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.