Lancaster, PA – The Somerset Patriots (15-8, 65-28) defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers (14-8, 42-50) 7-6 Saturday evening at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The victory snapped Lancaster’s eight game winning streak.
In the top of the first inning left fielder Aharon Eggleston cranked a two run home run (3) to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.
Lancaster evened the contest at 2-2 in the bottom of the first inning as right fielder Kevin Rivers roped a RBI triple while left fielder Kent Matthes tallied a RBI sacrifice fly.
The Patriots retook the lead in the top of the third inning to make the score 5-2. Third baseman David Vidal slapped a RBI single and shortstop Robert Andino blooped a two RBI single.
Somerset added a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning to expand its lead to 7-2. A run crossed via first baseman Mike McDade’s fielding error and another run crossed via a wild pitch hurled by Blake Hassebrock.
Lancaster cut the deficit to 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning when McDade socked a home run (3) and third baseman Anderson Feliz served a RBI single.
The Barnstormers scored twice more in the bottom of the eighth inning as second baseman Luke Hughes smashed a two RBI double making the score 7-6.
Mickey Storey earned the win (6-3) tossing six innings while allowing two runs on four hits. Ray Hanson suffered the loss (2-1) lasting three innings while surrendering seven runs on nine hits. Jon Hunton notched the save (26) pitching the final inning.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for an 11:05 a.m. game against the Camden Riversharks on Thursday, August 6th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.