The Barnstormers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a solo home run by Ryan Harvey (25).
Somerset answered in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Bobby Stevens to make the score 1-1.
The Patriots took the lead in the third on an RBI single by Angel Sanchez for a 2-1 advantage.
Jonny Tucker’s RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning extended Somerset’s lead to 3-1.
The Patriots tacked on two more in the sixth on RBI singles by Aharon Eggleston and Cory Aldridge for a 5-1 lead.
Lancaster cut into the lead in the seventh on an RBI double by Dayton Buller to close the gap to 5-2.
Patriots starter Erik Arnesen (11-2) picked up the win, allowing two runs on seven hits in seven innings pitched. Lenny DiNardo (5-9) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 3.1 innings pitched. Jon Hunton earned his 28th save of the season.
The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue at home on Thursday evening with a 7:05 pm game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game includes The ZOOperstars presented by Veolia Environmental Services and a Post Game Fireworks Show presented by AT&T. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.