Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (27-23, 77-43) battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (22-28, 58-62) for the first game of a lengthy seven game series in the Lone Star State. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 11-4 against the Skeeters this year. This is their first trip to Texas in four months.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Zach Clark (0-1, 4.98 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Kelvin Villa (0-1, 3.24 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
Second Half Race
Somerset leads the Second Half Liberty Division race by 1.0 game over both Long Island and Bridgeport with exactly 20 games to go
Adam Donachie hit .200 in July but hit a steady .286 in August
Somerset has committed 13 errors in the past five games
Yesterday was Somerset’s first off day since August 5th. They only have one more off day the rest of the regular season.
Burgess Blasts Off
Michael Burgess is hitting .441 with 3 HRs and 12 RBI against the Skeeters this year
Behind Eight Ball
The Patriots have allowed the opposition to score first in 9 of last 10 games
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.
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 8:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.