Patriots Sweep Doubleheader Over Barnstormers

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Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots swept a double header over the Lancaster Barnstormers at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening. JULY30thGRAPHIC

Game 1:

The Somerset Patriots (47-23, 58-32) shutout the Lancaster Barnstormers (39-31, 50-39) 7-0 Wednesday evening in game one of a doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark. With the victory the Somerset Patriots set a franchise record for most wins in a single half by tallying 47 wins. The previous record was 46 set in the first half of 2013. This game counted towards the first half because it was a makeup from July 3rd.

In the bottom of the first inning the Patriots scored four runs to take an early 4-0 advantage. Left fielder Ty Wright stroked a RBI single, catcher Kevin Kotch was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and right fielder Cory Harrilchak hammered a two RBI double.

Third baseman Corey Smith slashed a RBI single in the home half of the second inning to expand the lead to 5-0.

First baseman Daryle Ward sprayed a two RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to increase Somerset’s lead to 7-0.

Daniel Herrera (4-0) earned the win tossing one inning of relief. Shunsuke Watanabe (3-2) suffered the loss hurling two innings while allowing five runs.

Game 2:

The Somerset Patriots (12-9, 59-32) shutout the Lancaster Barnstormers (11-9, 50-40) 2-0 Wednesday evening in game two of a doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark.

In the bottom of the third inning center fielder Jonny Tucker pounded a home run (1) to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

First baseman Daryle Ward smacked a home run (3) in the bottom of the fourth frame as the Patriots added to their lead at 2-0.

Matt Zielinski (8-4) earned the win tossing six scoreless innings. Cory Wade (2-3) endured the loss throwing a complete game while allowing two runs on five hits. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 32nd save throwing the final frame.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lancaster Barnstormers. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com.

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