Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (28-23, 78-43) battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (22-29, 58-63) for the second game of a lengthy seven game series in the Lone Star State. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 12-4 against the Skeeters this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty R.J. Seidel (2-4, 3.34 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Michael Nix (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
Second Half Race
Somerset leads the Second Half Liberty Division race by 1.0 game over Bridgeport and 2.0 games over Long Island
Adam Donachie hit .200 in July but hit a steady .286 in August
Somerset has committed 13 errors in the past six games
Burgess Blasts Off
Michael Burgess is hitting .410 with 3 HRs and 13 RBI against the Skeeters this year
Behind Eight Ball
The Patriots have allowed the opposition to score first in 9 of last 11 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.
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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.