Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (8-12, 54-36) visit the Camden Riversharks (8-13, 32-59) for the second game of a four game weekend series featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 8-6 against Camden thus far on the year. The Sharks won the series opener in 10 innings 8-7 on a walk-off homer by designated hitter Val Pascucci.
Last night the Patriots showed resiliency despite the 8-7 loss. Here is the audio clip of Corey Smith tying the game at 6-6 in the 7th and here is the audio clip of Cory Aldridge tying the game at 7-7 in the 9th.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (9-2, 3.54 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jake Hale (1-1, 4.97 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
Camden designated hitter Val Pascucci has seven homers in his last 11 ball games. He had three RBI and two homers in the series opener last night including the game winner.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last 12 games: 81.0 innings, 65 hits, 29 earned runs (3.22 ERA). The starters have hurled nine quality starts in that span.
All-Star Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.344).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in RBI with 71 and is second in home runs with 21.
The Patriots are 46-13 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 8-23 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.