Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the York Revolution 3-0 in front of 6,739 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Wednesday evening.
The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run by Yunesky Sanchez (6).
Somerset added to their lead in the bottom of the third inning on a two-run double by Corey Smith for a 3-0 advantage.
Patriots starter Roy Merritt (7-6) picked up the win, allowing just two hits and eight strikeouts in eight scoreless innings pitched. Derrick Gordon (3-2) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 7.1 innings pitched. Andrew Dobies earned his seventh save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning pitched.
The 2012 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, August 24th when they return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game against the York Revolution. The game includes 15th Anniversary Back To School Folders (1st 1,500 Kids) courtesy of Somerset County Education Association and entertainment from the ZOOperstars. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.