Patriots Defeat Bluefish 8-2

Bridgeport, CT – The Somerset Patriots (33-27, 80-50) defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish (19-41, 41-89) 8-2 Wednesday evening from Harbor Yard. SEPT10thGRAPHIC

In the bottom of the first inning left fielder Fred Lewis slugged a RBI double to give Bridgeport a 1-0 advantage.

Somerset grabbed a 2-1 lead in the ensuing half inning as second baseman Scott Kelly notched a RBI groundout and center fielder Jonny Tucker poked a RBI single.

Lewis evened the score at 2-2 in the home half of the third inning with a RBI fielder’s choice.

The Patriots scored three times in the top of the fourth frame to take a 5-2 lead. First baseman Brian Barden cranked a home run (7) and right fielder Jeff Dominguez sprayed a two RBI single.

An error by second baseman Ramon Castro plated shortstop Edwin Maysonet as Somerset increased its lead to 6-2 in the top of the sixth inning.

Left fielder Ty Wright crushed a two run home run (12) in the top of the ninth inning to give Somerset an 8-2 cushion.

Josh Lowey (1-0) earned the win tossing six innings while scattering two runs. Matt Iannazzo (3-10) sustained the loss surrendering six runs in six innings of work.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday September 19th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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