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Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (38-16) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (28-27) 4-2 Friday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.june19FINAL

In the top of the first inning center fielder Kevin Russo slapped a RBI single to give Sugar Land a 1-0 advantage.

Catcher Chris Wallace socked a RBI single in the top of the fourth inning to expand the Sugar Land lead to 2-0.

Third baseman David Vidal smashed a home run (2) in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 2-1.

The Patriots grabbed the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning when right fielder Scott Cousins roped a RBI single and another run crossed home with pitcher Matt Wright hurled a wild pitch that plated Thomas Neal making the score 3-2 in favor of Somerset.

Somerset added another run in the bottom of the seventh inning to increase the lead to 4-2 when center fielder Jonny Tucker hit a RBI sacrifice fly.

Sean Bierman earned the win (5-1) tossing seven innings while allowing two runs. Wright sustained the loss (3-2) going six innings while surrendering three runs. Jon Hunton notched the save (12) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow when the Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit


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