Patriots Storm Past Lancaster 9-1


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530 fox celebrationBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 9-1 before 5,871 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday afternoon.


The Patriots jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a solo homerun by Jake Fox (13).


Somerset scored in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Stevens to increase their lead to 2-0.


Corey Smith (7) tacked on two more runs for the Patriots in the third after he drove a homerun over the left field wall to make the score 4-0.


The Patriots continued to extend the lead with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Fox drove in a run on a single, Luis Montanez had an RBI double, and then Eddy Martinez-Esteve and Josh Kroeger followed with RBI singles for an 8-0 advantage.


Lancaster got on the board with an RBI double by Gustavo Molina in the top of the seventh that made the score 8-1.


Somerset tacked on one final run in the seventh on a single by Kroeger for the 9-1 final.


Patriots starter Josh Lowey (5-1) picked up the win, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings. Barnstormers starter Will Savage (3-4) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs on 11 hits in 4.1 innings pitched.


The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, June 7th when they return home to take on the Sugar Land Skeeters at 7:05 pm.  The first 2,000 Fans in attendance will receive a Ballpark Replica courtesy of TD Bank as part of the team’s 15th Anniversary Celebration of TD Bank Ballpark.  For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit


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