Waldorf, MD – Tonight at 6:35 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (5-3) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (3-6) in the second game of a three game weekend series from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots erased three different deficits in last night’s dramatic 8-5 win in 10 innings. Somerset trailed in the first, third and eighth innings but ultimately notched their third come from behind victory of the season.
Relive last night’s dramatics courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s game tying RBI single in the third inning to make the score 1-1
Audio clip of Jake Fox’s solo home run to cut the deficit to 4-2 in the fourth inning
Audio clip of Yunesky Sanchez’s game tying two out, two strike, two RBI double in the fifth inning to make the score 4-4
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s game tying RBI single in the eighth inning to make the score 5-5
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s go ahead RBI single in the 10th inning to put Somerset ahead 6-5
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mitch Atkins (1-0, 1.80 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Jeremy Sowers (0-0, 1.80 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Mitch Atkins cruised through five solid frames in his first start of his Patriots career last Sunday. He struck out six Blue Crabs while only walking one. He has a nasty slider which is his out pitch.
Jeremy Sowers got a no decision against the Revolution last Monday. He’s a former first round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in 2004. He did not play the last two years as he rehabbed from reconstructive left shoulder surgery.
Yunesky Sanchez leads the league in homers (5) and RBI (14). He’s also hitting .375. He has hit safely in seven of the eight games this year.
Somerset has homered in seven of their first eight games which is impressive considering they were last in the Atlantic League in home runs hit in 2012. This year they have hit the most homers of any of the eight squads.
Jake Fox is hitting .375 and has a team high seven game hitting streak.
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 6:35 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.