Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (32-20) travel to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-32) for the third game of a four game set from Regency Furniture Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download tonight’s comprehensive game notes. These two squads have split the first two games of the series. The Patriots are 4-2 against the Crabs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (5-3, 3.80 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Ian Marshall (2-4, 3.69 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.
Somerset leads Long Island by 2.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race. Somerset went 6-4 against Long Island in the first half so if these two squads finished tied after 70 games then Somerset would hold the tie breaker because the Patriots one the first half head-to-head series. The magic number is 16 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
The Patriots are 27-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-17 when they score three runs or fewer.
Ty Wright has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games
Adam Donachie has eight RBI in his last four games
Jon Hunton is tied for the league lead in saves (15)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 22- 1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is the Sparky Lyle Tribute Video as his No. 28 was retired. The next live stream game is Saturday, June 21st when Somerset host Bridgeport from TD Bank Ballpark.
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the games starting at 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.