PATRIOTS DEFEAT SKEETERS 8-3

Sugar Land, TX – The Somerset Patriots (28-23, 78-43) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (22-29, 58-63) 8-3 Tuesday evening at Constellation Field. All nine starters recorded at least one hit for the Patriots.spet01FINAL

In the top of the second inning third baseman David Vidal mashed a home run (8) to give Somerset a 1-0 advantage.

Catcher Chris Wallace evened the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning as he laced a RBI double.

First baseman Travis Scott socked a RBI single in the bottom of the third inning to give the Skeeters a 2-1 lead.

The Patriots catapulted in front 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning as center fielder Jonny Tucker recorded a RBI ground out and another run crossed home via a throwing error by second baseman Renny Osuna.

Somerset added to its lead in the top of the seventh inning as first baseman Thomas Neal belted a two run home run (5) to up the score to 5-2.

Three more runs were plated by the Patriots in the top of the eighth inning to expand the margin to 8-2. Neal recorded a RBI sacrifice fly, shortstop Robert Andino tallied a RBI single and right fielder Michael Burgess ripped a RBI double.

Osuna blooped a RBI single to cut the deficit to 8-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Zach Clark earned the win (1-1) tossing six innings while surrendering two runs. Andrew Johnston sustained the loss (2-2) giving up three runs in 1.2 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 a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution on Tuesday, September 8th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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