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Waldorf, MD – The Somerset Patriots (37-18, 83-42) shutout the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-35, 58-67) 6-0 Saturday night from Regency Furniture Stadium in front 7,619 fans. The Patriots have won five in a row while the Blue Crabs have lost six straight.

Somerset finished the month of August 26-5
Somerset finished the month of August 26-5

In the top of the second inning shortstop Angel Sanchez sliced a RBI single to give the Patriots an early 1-0 advantage.

Right fielder Cory Aldridge poked a two RBI single in the top of the third inning as Somerset expanded its lead to 3-0.

Somerset tacked on a run in the fifth frame as second baseman Yunesky Sanchez smacked a RBI single to increase the Patriots’ lead to 4-0.

Third baseman Corey Smith pounded a two RBI double in the ninth inning to make the contest 6-0 which would be the final score.

Roy Merritt (3-2) earned the win as tossed a season-high seven innings while striking out a season-high eight batters while just surrendering three hits. Wade Korpi (3-7) suffered the loss as he gave up four runs and 11 hits in 5.2 innings of work.

The 2013 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, September 10th when they return home to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit


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