Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (33-14) travel to Pennsylvania to battle the reigning Atlantic League Champion Lancanster Barnstormers (19-29) in the third game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 8-1 against the Stormers this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Sean Bierman (4-1, 1.45 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Nate Reed (0-3, 3.92 ERA) will toss for Lancaster
The Patriots have established a new high-water mark of the season by being 19 games above .500
The Patriots begin the day 3.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 23 games to go. These two squads only play each other three more times in the first half.
The Patriots have already played 10 extra inning games and have 11 wins in their final at bat
David Vidal had 7 RBI total in his first 33 games but has 8 RBI in his last six games. He has hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games.
Sean Bierman leads the Atlantic League in ERA (1.45) and is in the midst of a 22.0 consecutive innings scoreless streak.
Somerset is 7-0-2 in its last nine series
Lucky Number 2
The Patriots are 21-4 when Aharon Eggleston bats in the two-hole. He just hit his first home run in 13 months yesterday.
The Patriots are 18-2 when they smack a home run
Time To Grind
From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 25-3 this year when they score first
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.