In the top of the second inning catcher Damaso Espino slugged a solo home run (1) to give Somerset an early 1-0 advantage.
Left fielder Ty Wright drilled a two run home run (7) in the top of the fourth inning to expand the Patriots lead to 3-0.
Southern Maryland plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 3-2 as designated hitter CJ Ziegler pounded a two RBI double.
Shortstop Scott Kelly poked a two RBI single to increase the Patriots lead to 5-2.
Gary Moran (8-3) earned the win tossing five innings while allowing two runs on six hits. Gaby Hernandez (4-6) suffered the loss as he hurled six innings while allowing five runs on four hits. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 28th save as he tossed a scoreless ninth inning.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on tomorrow night when the Patriots return home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.