Bridgewater, NJ – David Kubiak (2-0) struck out 11 batters to lead the Somerset Patriots (10-3) to a 3-1 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers (5-9) before 6,919 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.
Kubiak pitched seven stellar innings of one-hit ball, his only blemish was a first inning home run to Dan Gamache (2).
“The big thing was going out there the next inning and getting a zero for us. I think that was the turning point of the game and we just rolled from there,” said Kubiak. ” I felt good. My changeup was good, and when I locate that, the curveball works real well also.”
The Patriots took the lead in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. Michael Ohlman’s two-run double, followed by an RBI single by Justin Pacchioli, was all the scoring Somerset needed behind Kubiak.
Luis Cruz and Mike Antonini, who earned his sixth save of the season, each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
Jake McCasland (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and nine strikeouts in six innings of work.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 7:05 pm game on Saturday, May 11th against the Lancaster Barnstormers. The game features Fireworks and Mental Health Awareness Night presented by Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.