May 1st Game Notes; Patriots @ Barnstormers

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Lancaster, PA – Today the Somerset Patriots (10-0) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (5-5) for the final game of a four game weekend series. First pitch from Clipper Magazine Stadium is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are off to their best start in franchise history. Somerset is in sweep mode while the Barnstormers are in salvage mode.may01PROMO

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Bywater (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler J.D. (1-0, 5.40 ERA) will toss for Lancaster.

Survival of Fittest

Somerset is the lone unbeaten team in the Atlantic League. Every other team has at least five losses.

Comeback Kids

Somerset has four come from behind wins this season. Twice they have erased three run deficits. They have four one-run wins and three extra inning wins.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Two-time Atlantic League All-Star Aharon Eggleston is off to a scorching start offensively. He is 11-for-26 (.423) with 2 HRs and 6 RBI in six games played. He has hit safely in every contest and leads the league in batting average.

Bullpen Mafia

Patriots bullpen this year: 43.1 innings logged and 7 earned runs which is good for a 1.46 ERA

Dom-inant

Patriots pitchers, led by fourth year Pitching Coach Cory Domel, have the No. 1 ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.92. They’ve issued the fewest walks as well at 22 BBs.

Somerset Speedsters

The Patriots are 17-for-20 in stolen bases this year. Scott Kelly paces the way with five swiped bags. They are tied for the league lead in steals.

Don’t Miss Your Pitch

Brad Snyder had been 4-for-24 prior to his 12th inning grand slam last night

Hello Mr. Robinson

Trayvon Robinson is in the midst of a team-high eight game hitting streak

Closing Time

Jon Hunton, entering his 5th year with the Patriots, is four saves away from becoming the all-time saves leader in Atlantic League history. He currently has 131. Jim Ed Warden, formerly of Southern Maryland, holds the mark with 134.

My Rewards Code

Download the Somerset Patriots App in the App Store on your mobile device or tablet. In the top left corner go to the drop down menu then select My Rewards. Today’s Game Notes secret code is “Carlos” so type Carlos and click submit and you can earn free rewards points. You can win prizes throughout the season by amassing rewards points.

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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 7:00 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com. Download the free new Patriots App by searching Somerset Patirots in the App Store on your phone or tablet.

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