The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when Will Kengor laced an RBI single to put Somerset on the board.
Patriots starter David Kubiak pitched seven scoreless innings to extend his team record consecutive scoreless innings pitched streak to 33.2 before the Blue Crabs got to him in the eighth inning.
An RBI single by Frank Martinez and a sacrifice fly by Cory Vaughn put Southern Maryland up 2-1, which would be enough for the win.
Craig Stem (3-2) picked up the win, allowing a run on seven hits and six strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Kubiak (4-1) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on five hits and ten strikeouts in eight innings of work. Ryan Chaffee earned his first save of the season with a scoreless 1.1 innings pitched.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a day-night doubleheader against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday, June 5th. The 11:05 am game features STEM In Baseball presented by Sanofi. The night game will be 7:05 pm. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.