Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-6) host the Camden Riversharks (4-14) from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch of the Turnpike Series is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Sharks won the opener last night as former Patriot Jorge Cortes hit the game winning RBI sacrifice fly. Somerset is 3-1 against Camden this season.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Maloney (2-0, 2.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Jake Hale (0-1, 4.76 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
Start Me Up
The last five games the Somerset starters have totaled 35 innings and only allowed two runs. Great work from Matt Maloney, Zach Kroenke, Matt Zielinski, Matt Langwell and Erik Arnesen.
The Patriots are 9-1 when they score four runs or more but only 2-5 when they score three runs or fewer.
Luis Montanez has a six game hitting streak and over that span has four multi-hit performances.
Somerset leads Bridgeport by 2.0 games in the first half Liberty Division race
Bobby Stevens and Jorge Cortes were part of Somerset’s 2013 squad in which the Patriots set a franchise record for wins in a season with 90. This year the two players are on the Riversharks.
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.