Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-2, 47-25) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (2-2, 40-33) for the first game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the final series before the All-Star break.
Last night Somerset notched its 26th come from behind victory and its 12th win in its final at bat as the Patriots defeated the Revolution 6-5. The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s three run home run
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s RBI single
Audio clip of Brian Barden’s game tying RBI single
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s game winning RBI double
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Matt Langwell (4-6, 3.67 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Clint Everts (2-6, 6.17 ERA) takes the hill for the Skeeters.
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! The Patriots have elected to take the back three games of the first round series at home so they will open up the postseason on the road. Tickets are on sale by calling 908-252-0700.
Pitcher Matt Zileinski, catcher Adam Donachie, and third baseman Corey Smith have been named to the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game. The contest will be played July 16th at Constellation Field. Pitching Coach Cory Domel will be part of the coaching staff.
Somerset is 6-2 in the month of July
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has tallied back-to-back three hit ball games
Bigger In Texas
Since August of 2013 Somerset is 15-5 against Sugar Land including a three game sweep in the first round of last year’s playoffs.
The Patriots are 41-5 when they score four runs or more but only 6-20 when they score three runs or fewer.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 31-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is Getting To Know Ty Wright. The next live stream game is Friday, July 11th when Somerset host Sugar Land 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.