In the top of the first inning pitcher Nick DeBarr hurled a wild pitch to plate first baseman Jeff Dominguez to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.
Somerset scored four times in the top of the second inning to grab a 5-0 lead. A run was plated via a fielding error by shortstop Brandon Chaves and third baseman Corey Smith cranked a three run home run (13).
Third baseman Bryan Pounds pounded a home run (16) in the bottom of the fourth frame to make the contest 5-1.
The Riversharks received a RBI single from designated hitter Paddy Matera in the home half of the eighth inning to make the score 5-2.
Matt Maloney (10-8) earned the tossing a season-high 7.2 innings while scattering two runs. DeBarr (1-3) sustained the loss hurling six innings while surrendering five runs. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 46th save.
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.