HOPKINS’ THREE RBI LIFT SOMERSET TO 4-3 VICTORY

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Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (12-5, 62-25) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (7-9, 49-37) 4-3 Saturday evening at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots extended their winning streak to eight games.july25FINAL

In the top of the second inning center fielder Jamar Walton recorded a RBI ground out to give Southern Maryland a 1-0 advantage.

Catcher James Skelton recorded a RBI sacrifice fly to even the contest at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Blue Crabs retook the lead in the top of the seventh inning as catcher Craig Maddox slugged a RBI double making the score 2-1.

The Patriots jumped in front via third baseman Greg Hopkins’ two run home run (8) making the score 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning.

First baseman Zach Wilson hammered a game tying home run (5) in the top of the eighth inning evening the score at 3-3.

Hopkins delivered again with a RBI single in the home half of the eighth inning as he made the score 4-3 which would be the final.

Andrew Carignan earned the win (2-2) in relief. Cody Eppley suffered the loss (2-3). Jon Hunton notched the save (23) pitching a scoreless final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 5:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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