Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-5, 56-25) resume the Turnpike Series as they commute to South Jersey to battle the Camden Riversharks (3-8, 30-51) for the first game of a four game midweek set featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Patriots lead the 2015 Turnpike Series 9-4. First to 13 wins hoist the NJ Hardware as these two Liberty Division rivals battle each other 24 times on the year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (5-1, 2.62 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Sean Gleason (5-8, 3.56 ERA) will toss for Camden
The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.
The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
Just The Two Of Us
In a six series span Somerset has only faced two teams (Long Island and Camden)
Mat Is Back
Matt Gamel has six RBI in his last five games
Somerset has scored three runs or fewer in 9 of the first 11 games to start the second half
7 of Somerset’s first 11 second half games have been decided by exactly one run
Nate Spears has hit safely in 19 of his last 21 road games
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 15 game hitting streak and has hit safely in 23 of his last 24 ball games. David Vidal has hit safely in 16 of his last 18 games.
The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 17 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins
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