Today’s Game Preview: Saturday, August 25th

Today’s Game:

Somerset Patriots (24-19, 59-47) @ Lancaster Barnstormers (21-18, 59-43)
Game #107 * Saturday, August 25th * 6:30 pm * Clipper Magazine Stadium * Lancaster, Pennsylvania
On The Air: 1450 WCTC; WCTCam.com Twitter: @SOMPatriots @MarcSchwartz26 @8oyle
Series at a Glance
Friday (7:00 pm) SOM def. LAN 5-0; Five-run first; Perakslis 5.0 IP, 0 R, 4 K; Huchingson & Zinicola: 4.0 IP, 0 R, 2 K
Saturday (6:30 pm) SOM [RHP] Ryan Webb (0-0, 0.00 ERA) @ LAN [RHP] Joe Gardner (4-9, 5.34 ERA)
Sunday (1:00 pm) SOM [RHP] Vince Molesky (4-2, 2.79 ERA) @ LAN [LHP] Nate Reed (10-3, 3.44 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 8.25.18

1ST HALF LIBERTY DIVISION CHAMPIONS: Somerset have clinched their 7th half division title under manager Brett Jodie and their league-record 19th half championship in franchise history and is now guaranteed a playoff spot. Somerset spent the first 108-straight days of the season atop the Liberty Division.
BOY OH BOYD: Jayce Boyd has reached base in six-straight games, hitting .333 (8-for-24) with two RBI, three walks and four RBI over the stretch.
IT’S A TRAPP!: Justin Trapp has recorded four-straight multi-hit games over which he is 9-for-17 (.529) with an RBI, three doubles, four steals and six runs.
EL CORONADO: Nate Coronado has three multi-hit games, four home runs and eight RBI over his last seven games. He has reached base safely in 16 of his last 18 games and is hitting .281 with five home runs, 15 RBI and five steals in his first 30 games with the Patriots.
MAD MAN MASSEY: Craig Massey has reached base safely in 33 of his last 35 games. He is the league-leader in OBP (.432) and ranks third in batting (.341).
HOT ROD: Alfredo Rodriguez is 7-18 (.389) with two RBI, five runs and a .522 OBP. The everyday shortstop leads the league in games played (104), ranks ninth in hits (109), ssixth in OBP (.392), and leads all shortstops in assists.
FLORES IS FLOURISHING: Ramon Flores is hitting .350 (7-for-20) in the last five games with a home run, two walks and eight RBI.
inVINCEable: Vince Molesky has a 1.66 ERA (eight earned runs over 43.1 IP) with nine walks to 33 strikeouts in his seven starts this year. His 2.79 ERA ranks second in the Atlantic League, and he has allowed the fourth fewest amount of hits amongst all qualified pitchers.
BIG MAPLE: Patriots relief pitcher Dustin Molleken has been lights out as of late. The 6’4” Canada native has allowed just one run in his last 8.2 IP, good for a 1.04 ERA over his last five appearances.
SHUT THE DOOR: Ryan Kelly has allowed one run with nine saves over 16.1 IP in his last 17 appearances (0.55 ERA). He ranks fifth in the league with 18 saves.
LIKE MIKE: LHP Mike Antonini has tossed 25.0 IP with just two earned runs (0.72 ERA), with just 13 hits, four walks, and 26 strikeouts since 6/16 (21 games). His 0.74 WHIP leads the league with a minimum of 40.0 innings pitched.
AGE JUST A NUMBER: The 40-year-old Endy Chavez has reached base in 28 of the last 32 games. He is 44-for-132 (.333) with 12 multi-hit games, 8 runs, 11 RBI and has raised his average from .232 to .277 over this stretch.
PATCH EM UP: Justin Pacchioli has reached base safely in 17 of the last 19 and is 23-for-75 (.307) with 11 RBI over this stretch. He has is a perfect 29-for-29 in stolen base attempts and has either a run scored or an RBI in 29 of his last 36.
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