Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (10-13, 45-48) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (13-9, 58-34) from Clipper Magazine Stadium at 6:00 p.m. in the final game of this three game weekend series featuring these Freedom Division foes. The Patriots lost the series opener 12-7. Last night the Patriots were on the short end of a classic pitcher’s duel between Roy Merritt and Dwayne Pollok as Somerset lost to Lancaster 3-2.
Infielder Corey Smith did record his second home run in as many nights since signing with the Patriots on Friday. Here is the audio clip of Smith’s opposite field blast to right field courtesy of WCTC.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s August 5th Game Notes.
Champs For A Reason
The Lancaster Barnstormers are 9-3 against the Patriots this season. They won the Freedom Division first half title so they are guaranteed to go to the playoffs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Alan Johnson is on the hill for the Barnstormers.
Derell McCall: 5-4, 4.74 ERA, 18 appearances and 8 starts, 70.1 innings, 35 Ks, 16 BBs
Alan Johnson: 8-5, 4.94 ERA, 17 appearances and 16 starts, 85.2 innings, 52 Ks, 35 BBs
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 6:00pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.