Lancaster, Pennsylvania – A seven-run fourth inning led the Lancaster Barnstormers (8-12) past the Somerset Patriots (13-7) Saturday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Anderson De La Rosa scored the first run of the inning on a wild-pitch from Brett Oberholtzer (1-1). A Dan Gamache RBI single and a Caleb Gindl sac fly added two more runs before K.C. Hobson launched a grand slam to provide the innings exclamation point.
Somerset responded the next half inning on a Rey Navarro (2) two-run home run to trim the deficit to 8-2. The Patriots got another run back in the top of the seventh on a Mike Fransoso run-scoring double-play groundout.
Ultimately, a two-run home run from Gindl (4) in the bottom of the eighth provided the finishing blow in the Patriot loss.
Kyle Davies (1-1) allowed three runs over seven innings en route to the win. Oberholtzer yielded eight runs over four innings to take the loss.
The Patriots and Barnstormers conclude their four-game series Sunday afternoon with a single-admission doubleheader. First pitch for game one at Clipper Magazine Stadium is set for 1:00 p.m., with game two starting roughly 30 minutes after game one’s completion.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Tuesday, May 21st when the team returns to TD Bank Ballpark for a 6:35 pm game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game features Dancing With The Patriots Night. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.