Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (7-5, 57-25) resume the Turnpike Series as they commute to South Jersey to battle the Camden Riversharks (3-9, 31-51) for the second game of a four game midweek set featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Patriots lead the 2015 Turnpike Series 10-4. First to 13 wins hoist the NJ Hardware as these two Liberty Division rivals battle each other 24 times on the year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (4-2, 2.90 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Bill Murphy (2-0, 5.54 ERA) will toss for Camden
The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.
The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
Just The Two Of Us
In a six series span Somerset has only faced two teams (Long Island and Camden)
Soup Is Magically Delicious
The Patriots are 5-0 at Campbell’s Field this year
Mat Is Back
Matt Gamel has eight RBI in his last six games
7 of Somerset’s first 12 second half games have been decided by exactly one run
Nate Spears has hit safely in 20 of his last 22 road games. Aharon Eggleston has reached base safely in 21 consecutive road games.
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 16 game hitting streak and has hit safely in 24 of his last 25 ball games. David Vidal has hit safely in 17 of his last 19 games.
The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 17 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins
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