In the top of the second inning the Patriots scored via a throwing error by shortstop Brandon Chaves making the score 1-0.
Somerset scored three runs in the top of the fourth frame to up their lead to 4-0. Third baseman Corey Smith and catcher Kevin Kotch each sliced RBI doubles while right fielder Luis Montanez brought home a run via a RBI sacrifice fly.
Left fielder Brian Van Kirk tallied a RBI single in the home half of the fourth frame to make the score 4-1.
Smith stroked a RBI single in the top of the fifth frame to add to the lead at 5-1.
Designated hitter Yasser Gomez hit a RBI fielder’s choice to cut the deficit to 5-2 in the seventh inning.
Gary Moran (10-3) earned the win totaling six innings while scattering two hits and one run. Ryan Kulik (2-2) endured the loss lasting four innings while surrendering five runs. Mike DeMark notched the save (2) throwing a scoreless ninth inning.
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, August 5th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Camden Riversharks. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.