Lancaster, PA – Today the Somerset Patriots (33-15) travel to Pennsylvania to battle the reigning Atlantic League Champion Lancanster Barnstormers (20-29) in the final game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 8-2 against the Stormers this year. The only two times Lancaster won were in extra innings.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brett Brach (0-0, 4.32 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bryan Woodall (1-3, 5.22 ERA) will toss for Lancaster
Jonny Tucker is 6-for-12 in this series
The Patriots begin the day 2.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 22 games to go. These two squads only play each other three more times in the first half.
The Patriots have already played 11 extra inning games and have 11 wins in their final at bat
David Vidal had 7 RBI total in his first 33 games but has 8 RBI in his last seven games. He has hit safely in 9 of his last 11 games.
Former Barnstormer James Skelton is hitting .412 against his old squad
Somerset is 7-0-2 in its last nine series
Lucky Number 2
The Patriots are 21-5 when Aharon Eggleston bats in the two-hole. He just hit his first home run in 13 months yesterday.
The Patriots are 18-2 when they smack a home run
Time To Grind
From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 25-4 this year when they score first
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.