In the bottom of the first inning the Patriots plated a pair of runs to take a 2-0 advantage. Designated hitter Daryle Ward hit a RBI infield single while third baseman Corey Smith tallied a RBI sacrifice fly.
Smith smacked a two RBI double in the home half of the second inning to expand Somerset’s lead to 4-0.
Second baseman Jeff Dominguez sliced a RBI single to up the score to 5-0 in the third inning.
Lancaster scored in the top of the sixth inning when shortstop Scott Kelly made a throwing error that made the contest 5-1.
The Barnstormers scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 5-4. Shortstop Lance Zawadzki ripped a two RBI single and another run scored on a fielding error by right fielder Luis Montanez.
David Purcey (1-0) earned the win as he had a no hitter through 6.1 innings of play. Mark Rogers (3-6) endured the loss surrendering seven walks through 2.2 innings of play. Jon Hunton earned his Atlantic League leading 33rd save by tossing a scoreless final frame.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, August 5th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Camden Riversharks. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.