BARNSTORMERS TOP PATRIOTS 5-3

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Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster Barnstormers (15-8, 43-50) defeated the Somerset Patriots (15-9, 65-29) 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Clipper Magazine Stadium.aug02FINAL

In the top of the first inning third baseman David Vidal hammered a home run (4) to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

Left fielder Aharon Eggleston slapped a RBI single to give Somerset a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning.

Lancaster got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning as center fielder Zach Collier stroked a RBI single making the score 2-1.

Anderson Feliz smacked a game tying home run (4) in the bottom of the fifth inning making the contest 2-2.

Shortstop Lance Zawadzki gave Lancaster a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning as he homered (12).

The Barnstormers added a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the score grew to 5-2. Zawadzki and second baseman Yusuke Kajimoto each pounded RBI doubles.

Eggleston legged out a RBI fielder’s choice in the top of the ninth inning to cut the deficit to 5-3 which would be the final score.

Joe Gardner earned the win (5-3) tossing 6.1 innings while allowing two runs. Kyler Newby suffered the loss (7-3) in relief allowing two solo homers in two innings of work.

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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