In the top of the first inning right fielder Blake Gailen poked a RBI single to give Lancaster a 1-0 advantage.
A RBI single by third baseman Tyler Bortnick extended Lancaster’s lead to 2-0 in the top of the third inning.
Center fielder Jonny Tucker roped a game tying two RBI double in the ensuing half inning to tie the contest at 2-2.
Right fielder Chris Marrero pounded a home run (2) to give Somerset a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Barnstormers evened the score at 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning as first baseman Dan Coury hit a RBI sacrifice fly.
The Patriots exploded for five runs in the home half of the sixth inning to grab a 8-3 lead. Catcher James Skelton and designated hitter Thomas Neal each ripped RBI doubles. Another run scored via a Tucker RBI sacrifice fly and two more were plated by errors by the catcher and left fielder.
Sean Bierman (1-1) earned the win tossing six innings while surrendering one earned run. Nate Reed (0-1) suffered the loss in relief.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lancaster Barnstormers. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.