PATRIOTS PREVAIL WITH 7-5 EXTRA INNING WIN

Sugar Land, TX – The Somerset Patriots (7-5) snapped their four game losing streak by defeating the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-6) 7-5 in 10 innings Wednesday afternoon from Constellation Field. For the second time this season catcher Adam Donachie hit a game winning RBI single in extra innings.

Somerset snapped its four game losing streak

Somerset snapped its four game losing streak

In the bottom of the first inning designated hitter Nick Stavinoha recorded a RBI single to give the Skeeters an early 1-0 advantage.

Somerset tallied three runs with two outs in the top of the third inning to take a 3-1 lead. Left fielder Ty Wright drilled a RBI single while third baseman Corey Smith smacked a two RBI double.

The Patriots added a run in the top of the fifth inning when designated hitter Eddy Martinez-Esteve tallied a RBI sacrifice fly increasing the lead to 4-1.

Shortstop Rusty Ryal clubbed a game tying three run home run (1) to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Left fielder Neil Medchill put the Skeeters in front in the bottom of the sixth inning with a RBI double making the score 5-4.

In the ensuing half inning Wright rifled a RBI double to left-center field that evened the score at 5-5.

Donachie broke the 5-5 tie in the top of the tenth inning as he poked a RBI single up the middle. An additional run scored on a fielding error by center fielder Ryan Langerhans to make the score 7-5 which would be the final score.

Mike DeMark (1-1) earned the win in relief. Ben Kozlowski (0-1) suffered the loss in relief. Jon Hunton notched his second save of the year pitching a scoreless final frame.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, May 13th when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Camden Riversharks. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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