Bridgewater, NJ– Tonight the Somerset Patriots (42-23) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (37-28) for a doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. Each game will be seven innings and there will be a 30 minute break in between contest. Lancaster is 5-4 against Somerset in 2014.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Lefty Matt Zielinski (7-2, 2.67 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mark Rogers (3-2, 3.06 ERA) takes the hill for the Stormers.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Gary Moran (5-3, 4.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Dan Osterbrock (5-2, 4.15 ERA) takes the hill for the Stormers.
The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 13th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball!
Best Half Ever…
The most wins in a single half by a Somerset Patriots team is 46 accomplished in the first half of 2013. This year’s squad must go 5-0 in its final five games to break that record.
The Patriots are 37-4 when they score four runs or more but only 5-19 when they score three runs or fewer.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 29-1 when they lead after seven innings
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has 12 RBI in his last 11 games and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games
New to our media network this week Behind The Scenes with the Ticket Office. The next live stream game is Thursday, July 3rd when Somerset host Lancaster 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 4:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.