Bridgewater, NJ– Tonight the Somerset Patriots (42-23) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (37-28) for the third game of a four game midweek series from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. These two squads have split the first two games of the set. Lancaster is 5-4 against Somerset in 2014.
Last night Somerset clinched a playoff slot. Below are audio highlights from the 5-2 victory…
Audio clip of Brian Barden’s two run homer
Audio clip of Mike Wilson’s RBI double
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s two run homer
Audio clip of closer Jon Hunton notching the final out to propel the Patriots to the playoffs
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (7-2, 2.67 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mark Rogers (3-2, 3.06 ERA) takes the hill for the Stormers.
The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 13th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball!
Best Half Ever…
The most wins in a single half by a Somerset Patriots team is 46 accomplished in the first half of 2013. This year’s squad must go 5-0 in its final five games to break that record.
The Patriots are 37-4 when they score four runs or more but only 5-19 when they score three runs or fewer.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 29-1 when they lead after seven innings
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has 12 RBI in his last 11 games and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games
New to our media network this week Behind The Scenes with the Ticket Office. The next live stream game is Thursday, July 3rd when Somerset host Lancaster from TD Bank Ballpark.
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.