Camden, NJ – This morning the Somerset Patriots (30-13) visit the Camden Riversharks (14-31) for the rubber game of a three game midweek series featuring these Garden State foes. Camden won Tuesday 8-7. Somerset won Wednesday 9-2. First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the final game of a seven game road trip for the Patriots.
Last night the Patriots spanked three home runs to their victory over the Sharks. The following are the audio clips of the round trippers courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s first home run
Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s second home run
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s home run
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (6-0, 3.85 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Armando Gabino (1-3, 6.17 ERA) will take the hill for the Riversharks.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (33-13) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (30-13) by 1.5 games for first place. Somerset has played three fewer games than Sugar Land.
The Patriots have the best team batting average (.302) in the Atlantic League while the Riversharks have the worst team ERA in the Atlantic League (5.50).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with 14 home runs and is tied for the Atlantic League lead in RBI (40) with Andy Marte of York.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .377 clip. He has a comfortable 32 point lead over the next best hitter in the league which is Aharon Eggleston. Martinez-Esteve has hit safely in 21 of his last 23 games. He has reached base safely in 22 of his last 23 contests.
Chicks Dig The Long Ball
The Somerset Patriots lead the Atlantic League in home runs hit with 45.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have five players in the top 15 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .377), Eggleston (2nd, .345), Montanez (T-4th, .327), Smith (T-11th, .311), Fox (13th, .307).
The Patriots are 27-6 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 3-7 when they score 3 or fewer runs.
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 11:00 a.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.