Patriots Win 7-1 In Front Of A Season-High 8,153 Fans

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Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (45-23) defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish (22-47) 7-1 Saturday evening from TD Bank Ballpark in front of a crowd of 8,153. JULY5thGRAPHIC

In the bottom of the first inning right fielder Luis Montanez slugged a home run (9) to give the Patriots an early 1-0 advantage.

Bridgeport evened the contest at 1-1 in the top of the fifth as shortstop Mike Richard sliced a RBI single.

Somerset grabbed a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Patriots plated five runs on six hits all with two outs. Catcher Adam Donachie drilled a three run home run (5), while center fielder Jonny Tucker and first baseman Brian Barden tallied RBI singles.

The Patriots added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning when third baseman Corey Smith hammered a home run (7) to make the score 7-1 which would be the final.

Matt Langwell (4-6) earned the win tossing six innings while allowing three hits and one run. Matt Iannazzo (2-3) suffered the loss as he hurled 5.2 innings while giving up six runs on 12 hits.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots play at TD Bank Ballpark for a 5:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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