In the bottom of the second inning center fielder Jermaine Mitchell ripped a two RBI double to give Southern Maryland a 2-0 advantage.
Right fielder Luis Montanez blasted a two run home run (17) in the top of the fourth frame to even the contest at 2-2. Audio of the round tripper.
The Blue Crabs scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning to take a 5-2 lead. Third baseman Angel Chavez sliced a RBI single, Salvador Sanchez hurled a wild pitch that led to a run and second baseman Junior Arrojo hit a RBI infield single.
Justin Berg (2-2) earned the win in relief. Sanchez (0-1) endured the loss in relief. Jorge Mraban notched his first save of the year.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on tomorrow night 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.