Somerset scored to take a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI double by Adam Donachie.
An RBI double by Jake Fox in the fifth tacked on another run for the Patriots and made the score 2-0.
Bridgeport cut the lead to 2-1 in the sixth on an RBI base hit by Daniel Mayora.
The Patriots added to their lead in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Joe Holden for the 3-1 final.
Patriots starter Erik Arnesen (2-1) got the win after allowing a run on six hits while striking out six in 7.2 innings of work. Mike Parisi (1-1) suffered the loss, surrendering two runs on nine hits in seven innings pitched. Jon Hunton came on to pitch a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his sixth save of the season.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, May 14th when the Patriots return home to take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at 7:05 pm. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.