Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-5, 48-29) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-1, 53-24) for the second game of a lengthy six game series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time at Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Skeeters won 10-9 in the series opener last night as they erased an early four run deficit. Somerset leads the season series 6-5.
Last night shortstop Bobby Stevens tallied three hits and and a season-high three RBI. Here is the audio clip of his home run from the second inning and here is the audio clip of his RBI double in the ninth inning.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (7-4, 3.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Jason Lane (6-3, 3.18 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
Getting Smitty With It
All-Star game MVP Corey Smith has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.
Bigger And Better In Texas
The Patriots are 10-5 all-time at Constellation Field.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 66.
The Patriots are second in the Atlantic League with 76 home runs hit as a squad. Somerset has also scored the most runs (434) in the Atlantic League while boasting the team batting average (.287) and drawing the most walks (276).
The Patriots are 41-11 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-18 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 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.