Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (39-16) shutout the Sugar Land Skeeters (28-28) 3-0 Saturday evening at TD Bank Ballpark in front of a crowd of 7.094. Five different pitchers (Brett Brach, Paul Smyth, Anthony Collazo, Kyler Newby and Jon Hunton) combined to hurl a four hit shutout.
In the top of the first inning center fielder Jonny Tucker cranked a leadoff home run (3) and left fielder Michael Burgess tallied a RBI sacrifice fly to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.
Shortstop Robert Andino recorded a RBI fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fourth inning to increase the Patriots lead to 3-0.
Brach earned the win (1-0) tossing five scoreless innings while allowing just one hit. Shane Loux sustained the loss (3-3) going seven innings while surrendering three runs on seven hits. Jon Hunton notched the save (13) pitching the final frame.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow when the Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com