In the top of the first inning right fielder Luis Montanez sliced a RBI single to give Somerset an early 1-0 advantage.
The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the top of the second to expand their lead to 3-0. Catcher Damaso Espino hit into a double play that resulted in a run while another run came across on a Julio Rodriguez wild pitch.
Center fielder James Simmons clubbed a solo home run (10) in the bottom of the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 3-1.
In the bottom of the eighth inning designated hitter Luis Lopez tallied a RBI sacrifice fly to make the contest 3-2.
Somerset scored in the ensuing half inning as pitcher Winston Abreu hurled a wild pitch that led to a run that made the score 4-2 in favor of the Patriots which would be the final
Matt Maloney (5-4) earned the win tossing seven innings while only allowing one run. Julio Rodriguez (2-1) endured the loss lasting 5.1 innings while surrendering three runs and walking six. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 26th save pitching a perfect final frame.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Thursday, July 24th when the Patriots return home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.