Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-0, 90-49) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (0-1, 95-45) for the second game of a best of five playoff series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots squeaked past the Skeeters last night in game one be winning 6-5. Somerset and Sugar Land went 10-10 against each other in the regular season.
The following are audio clips courtesy of WCTC from last night’s thrilling come from behind win as Somerset leads the best of five series 1-0…
Audio clip of Jeff Baisley’s solo home run
Audio clip of Jorge Cortes’ RBI groundout
Audio clip of Cory Aldridge’s go ahead two run home run
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s RBI single
Audio clip of Cory Aldridge’s second homer of the evening
Audio clip of Jon Hunton notching the final out in the ninth inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (10-2, 3.38 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Jason Lane (8-4, 2.98 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters. Harden is 1-0 in three games against the Skeeters with a 0.49 ERA. Lane is 2-0 in four games against the Patriots with a 1.50 ERA.
The Skeeters are in the playoffs for the first time in their franchise history. The Patriots have made the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
The Skeeters and Patriots tallied the two best all-time overall records in the Atlantic League’s 16 year history.
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots led the Atlantic League in runs scored (748), walks drawn (515) and team batting average (.277).
The Skeeters (3.20 team ERA) had the best staff ERA in the league. The Patriots (3.62 team ERA) had the second best staff ERA in the league.
Fantastic Four vs. SL
The Patriots are 9-1 when they score four or more runs against the Skeeters. The Patriots are 2-9 when they score three or fewer runs against the Skeeters.
The Patriots are 78-17 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-32 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 8:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.