Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (32-24, 82-44) battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (23-33, 59-67) for the final game of a lengthy seven game series in the Lone Star State. Somerset has won five the first six games in this set. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 16-5 against the Skeeters this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty R.J. Seidel (2-5, 3.72 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while Michael Nix (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
Second Half Race
Somerset leads the Second Half Liberty Division race by 2.0 games over Long Island and 5.0 games over Bridgeport
The Patriots have played 21 extra inning games this year and are 12-9 in those contests.
The Patriots have matched their high-water mark of being 38 games above .500
The Patriots are 7-1 in their last seven games
Swat The Skeeters
Of David Vidal’s 9 HRs, 4 have occurred against Sugar Land
Fear The Spear
Nate Spears is 12-for-24 with 5 RBI and 5 runs scored during his six game hitting streak
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.