Barnstormers Sweep Patriots In Doubleheader

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Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (31-22, 70-53) swept a doubleheader over the Somerset Patriots (29-25, 76-48) Tuesday evening from Clipper Magazine Stadium. The games were delayed one hour and 53 minutes due to rain. SEPT2GRAPHIC

Game One:

The Lancaster Barnstormers beat the Somerset Patriots 6-1 in game one of the doubleheader.

In the bottom of the first inning third baseman Olmo Rosario slapped a RBI double to give Lancaster a 1-0 advantage.

Catcher Keith Castillo ripped a RBI single as Lancaster added to its lead in the bottom of the second inning making the score 2-0.

The Patriots cut the deficit in half in the top of the third inning as second baseman Jeff Dominguez slugged a home run (3) making the contest 2-1.

Lancaster added four runs thanks to two home runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase their lead to 6-1. Center fielder Blake Gailen (10) and right fielder Brett Carroll (10) each launched two run home runs.

Shunsuke Watanabe (6-2) earned the win tossing five innings while allowing one run. Erik Arnesen (7-5) suffered the loss hurling four frames while giving up two runs.

Game Two:

The Lancaster Barnstormers outlasted the Somerset Patriots 5-4 in 10 innings in game two of the doubleheader.

In the top of the first inning designated hitter Ty Wright recorded a RBI groundout to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

The Barnstormers received a three RBI triple from right fielder Brett Carroll and a RBI single from shortstop Lance Zawadzki to grab a 4-1 lead in the home half of the first inning.

First baseman Daryle Ward cranked a home run (4) in the top of the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 4-2. Audio of the home run.

Somerset evened the score at 4-4 in the top of the sixth inning as a run scored via a fielding error by third baseman Olmo Rosario and another scored via a RBI single by Ward. Audio of game tying hit.

In the bottom of the 10th inning first baseman Gabe Jacobo socked a walk-off RBI single to propel the Barnstormers to a 5-4 victory.

Evan Englebrook (1-1) earned the win in relief. Mike Solbach (0-1) suffered the loss in relief.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, September 5th when the Patriots are 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.

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