Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (41-16) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (28-30) 3-2 Monday evening at TD Bank Ballpark to complete the four game sweep. The Patriots have now won a season-high six games in a row while the Skeeters have lost seven straight.
In the bottom of the first inning right fielder Michael Burgess belted a RBI double to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.
Right fielder Johan Limonta sliced a two RBI double in the top of the fourth inning to give Sugar Land a 2-1 lead.
The Patriots regained the lead at 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when left fielder Aharon Eggleston cranked a RBI double and later came around to score on a wild pitch hurled by pitcher Sean Gallagher.
Lucas Irvine earned the win (3-4) tossing six innings while allowing two runs. He struck out a season-high nine batters. Gallagher suffered the loss (1-6) lasting seven innings while giving up three runs. Jon Hunton notched the save (14) pitching the final frame.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Friday, June 26th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.