In the top of the first inning Somerset scored four times to take a 4-0 lead. Right fielder Michael Burgess drew a bases loaded walk, designated hitter Mat Gamel clubbed a RBI sacrifice fly and a pair of runs scored on third baseman Cody Puckett’s throwing error.
Left fielder Steve McQuail pounded a two run home run (3) to cut the deficit in half at 4-2 in the bottom of the second inning.
Shortstop Robert Andino committed a throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning that led to a Long Island run making the score 4-3.
McQuail drilled another home run (4) to give the Flock a 5-4 advantage in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Patriots rallied for a three two out runs in the top of the ninth inning as left fielder Aharon Eggleston blooped a two RBI double and catcher David Vidal sliced a RBI double.
Anthony Collazo earned the win (3-0) in relief. Ryan Kussmaul sustained the loss (3-1) as he also blew the save. Jon Hunton notched the save (20) pitching the final frame.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Friday, July 24th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.