Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-13, 69-33) resume the Turnpike Series as they commute to South Jersey to battle the Camden Riversharks (12-20, 40-62) in the first game of a four game weekend series featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset has already clinched the 2015 Turnpike Cup by winning the season series. The Patriots lead this year’s season series 14-6. Somerset is 8-0 in South Jersey but just 6-6 in Central Jersey.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (7-3, 2.78 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Bill Murphy (3-12, 5.16 ERA) will toss for Camden
Second Half Race
The Patriots are currently tied with the Bluefish atop the Second Half Liberty Division Standings
Setting The Tone
The Patriots have plated 10 first inning runs in the last four games
Eggs Sunny Side Up
All-Star Aharon Eggleston recently snapped his 20 game hitting streak and 36 game on base streak. He has reached base in 41 of his last 43 games.
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.
Burgess Blasts Off
In his last four games Michael Burgess has 7 hits, 5 RBI, 3 runs scored, 1 outfield assists, 1 stolen base
In his last 12 games Adam Donachie is 16-for-40 (.400) with nine RBI, two stolen bases and seven runs scored. Since July 30th he has raised his batting average from .192 to .236. He has hit safely in 9 of his last 12 games.
Jon Hunton is 18-for-19 in save opportunities since June 19th
The Patriots have already played 14 extra inning games and have 18 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins
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