June 29th Game Notes; Patriots @ Riversharks

Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (45-18) resume the Turnpike Series with the Camden Riversharks (26-37) as these two Garden State foes battle in the first game of a four game midweek set from Campbell’s Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is Somerset’s first trip to South Jersey in 2015. These two squads are 2-2 against each other this year. They play each other 24 times.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Randy Boone (3-1, 2.35 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Sean Gleason (4-5, 3.67 ERA) will toss for Camden

Postseason Watch

The Patriots begin the day 4.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 7 games to go. These two squads only play each other three more times in the first half and it’s the final three games (68, 69, 70). The Ducks begin a four game series in Long Island against the Barnstormers starting tonight.

Magic Number = 4

The Magic Number to clinch the 1st Half Liberty Division is four (any combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses)

It’s Shark Attack Time

The Patriots play the Sharks 13 times in the next 22 games

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins

I’ll Take Two

Thomas Neal leads the Atlantic League in doubles (20) and has eight RBI in his last five games

Series Sealers

Somerset is 11-1-2 in its last 14 series

Former Big Leaguers Turning It Around

Robert Andino hit .186 in May but is hitting at a .278 clip in June. Nate Spears hit .200 in May but is hitting at a .302 clip in June

Power Ball

The Patriots are 25-2 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 32-4 this year when they score first

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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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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