In the top of the second inning designated hitter Luke Murton slugged a home run (9) to give the Blue Crabs a 1-0 advantage.
Somerset grabbed a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as left fielder Ty Wright stroked a RBI single and center fielder Cory Harrilchak hit a RBI groundout.
The Blue Crabs evened the score at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning when catcher Allan de San Miguel sliced a RBI double.
First baseman C.J. Ziegler drilled a RBI double and third baseman Angel Chavez ripped a RBI single as Southern Maryland took a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth inning.
Jake Hale (6-3) earned the win in relief. Mike DeMark (6-2) sustained the loss in relief. Justin Berg notched the save (1).
The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, August 26th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.