Today’s Game Preview: Sunday, August 26th


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Today’s Game:

Somerset Patriots (24-20, 59-48) @ Lancaster Barnstormers (22-18, 60-43)
Game #108 * Sunday, August 26th * 1:00 pm * Clipper Magazine Stadium * Lancaster, Pennsylvania
On The Air: 1450 WCTC; Twitter: @SOMPatriots @MarcSchwartz26 @8oyle
Series at a Glance
Friday (7:00 pm) SOM def. LAN 5-0; Five-run first; Perakslis 5.0 IP, 0 R, 4 K; Huchingson & Zinicola: 4.0 IP, 0 R, 2 K
Saturday (6:30 pm) LAN def. SOM 6-4; Webb 1.0 IP, 3 BB in debut; Four-run Patriots 2nd; Five-run ‘Stormers 8th
Sunday (1:00 pm) SOM [RHP] Vince Molesky (4-2, 2.79 ERA) @ LAN [LHP] Nate Reed (10-3, 3.44 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 8.26.18

1ST HALF LIBERTY DIVISION CHAMPIONS: Somerset have clinched their 7th half division title under manager Brett Jodie and their league-record 19th half championship in franchise history and is now guaranteed a playoff spot. Somerset spent the first 108-straight days of the season atop the Liberty Division.
BOY OH BOYD: Jayce Boyd has reached base in seven-straight games, hitting .296 (8-for-27) with two RBI, four walks and four runs scored over the stretch.
IT’S A TRAPP!: Justin Trapp has four multi-hit games in his last five game,  over which he is 9-for-20 (.450) with an RBI, three doubles, four steals & seven runs.
EL CORONADO: Nate Coronado has three multi-hit games, four home runs and eight RBI over his last eight games. He has reached base safely in 17 of his last 19 games and is hitting .277 with five home runs, 15 RBI and five steals in his first 31 games with the Patriots.
MAD MAN MASSEY: Craig Massey has reached base safely in 33 of his last 36 games. He is the league-leader in OBP (.426) and ranks third in batting (.336).
HOT ROD: Alfredo Rodriguez is 9-22 (.409) with two RBI, six runs and a .519 OBP. The everyday shortstop leads the league in games played (105), ranks ninth in hits (111), fifth in OBP (.393), and leads all shortstops in assists.
FLORES IS FLOURISHING: Ramon Flores is hitting .348 (8-for-23) in the last five games with a home run, three walks, four runs and eight RBI.
inVINCEable: Vince Molesky has a 1.66 ERA (eight earned runs over 43.1 IP) with nine walks to 33 strikeouts in his seven starts this year. His 2.79 ERA ranks second in the Atlantic League, and he has allowed the fourth fewest amount of hits amongst all qualified pitchers.
BIG MAPLE: Patriots relief pitcher Dustin Molleken has been lights out as of late. The 6’4” Canada native has allowed just two runs in his last 11.2 IP, good for a 1.54 ERA over his last six appearances.
SHUT THE DOOR: Ryan Kelly has allowed one run with nine saves over 16.1 IP in his last 17 appearances (0.55 ERA). He ranks fifth in the league with 18 saves.
LIKE MIKE: LHP Mike Antonini has tossed 25.2 IP with just three earned runs (1.05 ERA), with just 15 hits, four walks, and 26 strikeouts since 6/16 (22 games). His 0.77 WHIP leads the league with a minimum of 40.0 innings pitched.
AGE JUST A NUMBER: The 40-year-old Endy Chavez has reached base in 29 of the last 33 games. He is 45-for-136 (.331) with 12 multi-hit games, 8 runs, 11 RBI and has raised his average from .232 to .277 over this stretch.
PATCH EM UP: Justin Pacchioli has reached base safely in 17 of the last 19 and is 23-for-75 (.307) with 11 RBI over this stretch. He has is a perfect 29-for-29 in stolen base attempts and has either a run scored or an RBI in 29 of his last 36.
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