Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 5-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.
Somerset added to their lead the following inning on an RBI single by Jonny Tucker to give the Patriots a 4-0 advantage.
The Bluefish scored two runs in the seventh after Brock Peterson singled and scored on an RBI single by Luis Rodriguez. Eddie Rogers then followed with an RBI single to score Rodriguez and cut the lead to 4-2.
Patriots third baseman Jeff Nettles drove a solo homerun (2) over the left field wall to advance Somerset to 5-2.
Somerset starter Paul Phillips (3-0) got the win after allowing two runs while striking out seven in 6.1 innings of work. Bridgeport starter Raymar Diaz (0-2) suffered the loss, surrendering three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings pitched. Josh Rupe picked up his third save of the season for the Patriots after tossing a scoreless ninth inning.
The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Thursday evening when the Patriots take on the Bluefish at 7:05 pm. The game includes a Post-Game Fireworks Show presented by Centenary College. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.