Waldorf, MD – Today at 2:05 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (6-3) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (3-7) in the final game of a three game weekend series from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots look to sweep this three game set was they won 8-5 and 7-4 on Friday and Saturday respectively. Somerset is 19-7 against Southern Maryland since the start of the 2012 season.
The following are audio highlights from last night’s come from behind victory which was the fourth of the season.
Audio clip of Jake Fox’s solo homer in the first inning that gave Somerset a 1-0 advantage
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s game tying RBI single in the fifth inning making score 2-2
Audio clip of Yunesky Sanchez’s go ahead RBI single in the fifth inning make score 3-2
Audio clip of Tucker’s clutch two RBI single that provided the Patriots insurance runs in the eighth inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (0-1, 9.81 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Gaby Hernandez (0-2, 9.31 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Yunesky Sanchez leads the league in homers (5) and RBI (15). He’s also hitting .351. He has hit safely in eight of the nine games this year.
Somerset has homered in eight of their first nine 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 .378 (third best in Atlantic League) and has a team high eight game hitting streak. He has homered in the three of the last four games.
Straw That Stirs Drink
Jonny Tucker is the catalyst to the lineup. He has 10 RBI through nine games and is hitting .308. He’s tied for second in the league in RBI while only his teammate Sanchez has more. He works the count well and sets the table for his teammates that follow him in the order.
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 2:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.