Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (36-18) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (28-27) for the first game of a four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 3-3 against Lancaster in 2013. This is the first game of a seven game road trip for the Patriots and it’s their final road trip of the first half.
Despite the 8-6 loss yesterday the Patriots slugged three home runs. The following are the audio highlights of the round trippers courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Jake Fox’s two run home run in the first inning
Audio clip of Jake Fox’s two run home run in the sixth inning
Audio clip of Jeff Baisley’s home run in the sixth inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (7-1, 3.57 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Lenny DiNardo (3-4, 5.69 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (38-17) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (36-18) by 1.5 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played one fewer game than Sugar Land.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 18 and RBI with 50.
Chicks Dig The Long Ball
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League with 58 home runs hit as a squad.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .363 clip. He has reached base safely in 29 of his last 32 contests.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston has the second best batting average in the Atlantic League at .349. He has hit safely in 20 of his last 26 ball games.
The Patriots are 30-8 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 6-10 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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.