Patriots Edge Bluefish 6-5

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (38-32, 85-55) salvaged the series finale against the Bridgeport Bluefish (25-45, 47-93) 6-5 Sunday afternoon from TD Bank Ballpark. SEPT21stGRAPHIC

In the bottom of the second inning catcher Adam Donachie ripped a two run home run (9) to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.

First baseman Jake Fox socked a RBI single in the home half of the third inning to expand the Patriots lead to 3-0.

Shortstop Edwin Maysonet tallied a RBI sacrifice fly to increase the Somerset lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Bluefish scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 4-3. Designated hitter Joe Mather pounded a RBI double and catcher Luis Rodriguez rocketed a two RBI single.

The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as left fielder Ty Wright blasted a two run home run (13) to make the score 6-3 in favor of Somerset.

Second baseman Ramon Castro belted a RBI double to dwindle the Bluefish deficit to 6-4 in the top of the seventh inning.

Castro slapped a RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to make the score 6-5 which would be the final.

Josh Lowey (3-0) earned the win tossing five scoreless innings while scattering two hits. Matt Iannazzo (4-11) endured the loss hurling eight innings while giving up six runs. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 49th save.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, September 26th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game as it’ll game three of the first round of the postseason. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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