BARNSTORMERS EDGE PATRIOTS 4-3

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Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (14-7, 42-49) defeated the Somerset Patriots (14-8, 64-28) 4-3 Friday evening at Clipper Magazine Stadium.july31FINAL

In the bottom of the second inning third baseman Anderson Feliz slapped a RBI double to give Lancaster a 1-0 advantage.

The Barnstormers added a run in the bottom of the third inning as left fielder Kent Mattes hit a RBI fielder’s choice making the score 2-0.

The Patriots cut the deficit in half in the ensuing half inning as right fielder Michael Burgess blasted a home run (7) making the score 2-1.

Third baseman Luke Hughes hammered a home run (5) to expand Lancaster’s lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Left fielder Aharon Eggleston blooped a RBI single in the top of the fifth inning to dwindle the deficit to 3-2.

Mattes mashed a home run (2) to increase the Lancaster lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Third baseman David Vidal banged into a double play that led to a Somerset run in the top of the eighth inning cutting the deficit to 4-3.

Bryan Morgado earned the win (2-5) lasting five innings while allowing two runs. Matt Zielinski suffered the loss (6-2) hurling seven innings while allowing four runs. Marcus Walden notched the save (3) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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