Patriots Sweep Double Header Over Skeeters


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tucker 68gameBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots swept a double header over the Sugar Land Skeeters at TD Bank Ballpark before 8,109 fans on Saturday night.


Game 1:

The Patriots took game one of the double header 4-2.


The Skeeters took a 1-0 lead in the top half of the first on a solo homerun to center by Josh Pressley (7).


Somerset rallied to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth on a three run homerun to left field by Eddy Martinez-Esteve (2).  Later in the inning, James Skelton drove an RBI single to right to bring home another run and make the score 4-1.


Sugar Land scored in the sixth after an error by the catcher allowed Adam Godwin to score to cut the lead to 4-2.


Patriots starter Paul Phillips (4-1) got the win after allowing two runs in 5.2 innings while striking out five batters.  Sugar Land starter Adam Miller (1-2) suffered the loss, surrendering four runs on seven hits in four innings of work.  Jon Hunton came on to record his 14th save of the season.


Game 2:

The Patriots defeated the Skeeters 2-1 in game two of the double-header.


The Patriots broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom half of the sixth inning after Corey Smith drove a sacrifice fly to center that brought home Jonny Tucker and put Somerset on top 2-1.


Somerset jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first on a solo homerun by Jake Fox (15).


Sugar Land evened the score at one in the fifth on a solo homerun by Dominic Ramos (7).


Patriots reliever Jason Lowey (3-0) got the win after striking out two in an inning of work.  Skeeters reliever Roberto Giron (1-1) suffered the loss after allowing the go ahead run.  Jon Hunton came on to pick up his second save of the day and his 15th of the season.


The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will at home on Sunday when the Patriots take on the Skeeters at 1:05 pm.  The first 2,000 fans will receive a Patriots Mini Bat courtesy of Somerset Fitness and Wellness.  For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit


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