The Patriots took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on a two-run blast by Mike Fransoso (2).
“I was just trying to help the team out,” said Fransoso of his game-changing homer. “It’s nice to get one at home in a meaningful game in a big spot that put us ahead. It was big and our pitching staff, especially [starting pitcher Liam O’Sullivan] did the rest.”
O’Sullivan (2-3) pitched seven scoreless innings, scattering six hits and striking out five for the win. Duke von Schamann (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings pitched. Mike Antonini came in to pitch a scoreless ninth inning for his league-leading 15th save.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 7:05 pm game against the York Revolution on Saturday, June 8th. The game features Post Game Fireworks and Patriotic Baseballs (1st 2,000) presented by Financial Resources Federal Credit Union. It is also Revolutionary Spirit Night. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.