MATT FIELDS’ GRAND SLAM LIFTS PATRIOTS TO A 7-4 GAME TWO VICTORY

Bridgeport, CT – The Somerset Patriots (37-28, 87-48) defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish (29-36, 55-80) 7-4 Wednesday evening at Harbor Yard in game two of a day-night doubleheader.sept16FINALgm2

In the bottom of the fourth inning designated hitter Wilson Batista looped a RBI single to give Bridgeport a 1-0 advantage.

Right fielder Michael Burgess stroked a two RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to put Somerset in front 2-1.

Second baseman Greg Hopkins hammered a home run (11) to increase the Patriots lead to 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning.

Bridgeport received a RBI single from catcher Jobduan Morales in the ensuing half inning to cut the deficit to 3-2.

The Patriots broke open the game in the top of the eighth inning as designated hitter Matt Fields socked a grand slam (4) to increase the lead to 7-2.

The Bluefish tallied a run in the home half of the eighth inning when Batista ripped a RBI double making the contest 7-3.

In the bottom of the ninth inning pitcher Jon Hunton hurled a wild pitch to plate a run as the score became 7-4 which would be the final.

Roy Merritt earned the win (8-6) tossing six innings while allowing one run. Brand Bixler suffered the loss (0-3) yielding three runs in seven 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 Game Three of the First Round Playoff Series on Friday, September 25th at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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