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Bridgeport, CT – The Somerset Patriots (12-13, 58-37) crushed the Bridgeport Bluefish (12-14, 35-61) 14-4 Thursday evening from Harbor Yard in a rain shortened seven inning contest. Somerset swept the three game midweek series over Bridgeport. The Patriots have won eight of their last 10 ball games.

Photo Credit: Dave Csordas of Bridgeport Bluefish
Photo Credit: Dave Csordas of Bridgeport Bluefish

In the top of the first inning the Patriots scored three runs to take an early 3-0 lead which they would not relinquish. Designated hitter Jake Fox hit a RBI single. First baseman Jeff Baisley recorded a RBI sacrifice fly and center fielder Jorge Cortes sliced a RBI double.

Bridgeport scored in the ensuing half inning as right fielder Prentice Redman drilled a solo home run (8) to left field to cut the deficit to 3-1.

Fox slapped a RBI double in the top of the second to expand Somerset’s advantage to 4-1.

Catcher Adam Donachie legged out a RBI triple in the top of the third inning and would end up scoring as second baseman Daniel Mayora made a throwing error as the Patriots increased their lead to 6-1.

Somerset scratched across four runs in the fourth inning to take a commanding 10-1 lead. Fox and Smith tallied RBI singles. Right fielder Cory Aldridge roped a RBI double while Baisley plated a run via a RBI groundout.

The Patriots tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth inning as second baseman James Skelton ripped a RBI double while Fox hit a RBI groundout making the contest 12-1.

Bridgeport plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as first baseman Luis Lopez recorded a RBI groundout and catcher Luis Rodriguez clubbed a RBI sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to 12-3.

In the top of the seventh inning Somerset responded with two runs of their own. Pinch hitter Eddy Martinez-Esteve notched a RBI sacrifice fly while third baseman Corey Smith poked a RBI single to up Somerset’s advantage to 14-3.

Redman laced a RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to make the score 14-4 which would be the final.

Brad Thompson (6-5) earned the win tossing 6.1 innings while allowing just two earned runs. Trevor Reckling (1-2) suffered the loss as he lasted three innings and gave up a season-high six runs.

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots return home to take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at 7:05 p.m. The game features a Post-Game Fireworks Show presented by Cablevision Advertising Sales. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit


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