Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-7) host the Camden Riversharks (5-14) 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 go for the sweep while the Patriots look to salvage the series finale. Somerset is 3-2 against Camden this season.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Zach Kroenke (1-1, 3.44 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Scott Gorgen (0-2, 7.50 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
Start Me Up
The last six games the Somerset starters have totaled 39 innings and only allowed five runs. Great work from Matt Maloney, Zach Kroenke, Matt Zielinski, Matt Langwell and Erik Arnesen.
Shark Attack Time
Camden has won back to back series and won four of their last five games after a dreadful 0-9 start to the year.
Weekends Start On Thursday
The Patriots are undefeated (3-0) on games played on a Thursday
The Patriots are 9-1 when they score four runs or more but only 2-6 when they score three runs or fewer.
Luis Montanez has a seven game hitting streak and over that span has five multi-hit performances.
Somerset leads Bridgeport by 1.0 game 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. Both have tallied a RBI sacrifice in this series.
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.