6-Run Inning Propels Barnstormers To 9-3 Win

911newsSomerset Patriots, 2015 Season, Game Recap, TD Bank Ballpark, Greg Hopkins, Michael Burgess, Roy MerrittBridgewater, NJ – The Lancaster Barnstormers (40-21, 68-63) defeated the Somerset Patriots (33-27, 83-47) 9-3 Friday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.


In the top of the second inning Lancaster plated six two out runs to take a 6-0 advantage. Second baseman Tyler Bortnick clubbed a three RBI double. Left fielder Kent Matthes socked a two run homer (6). First baseman Mike McDade launched a solo home run (9).


Pitcher Chad Beck had not allowed a hit through the first 5.1 innings until he surrendered a two run home run (14) to Michael Burgess cutting the deficit to 6-2.


McDade mashed a two run home run (10) in the ensuing half inning as the Barnstormers lead ballooned to 8-2.


The Patriots received a RBI single from Greg Hopkins in the bottom of the eighth inning to make the score 8-3.


Shortstop Lance Zawadzki drew a bases loaded walk as Lancaster padded its lead to 9-3 in the top of the ninth inning.


Beck earned the win (4-3) tossing 5.1 innings while allowing two runs on two hits. Roy Merritt suffered the loss (0-1) in his 2015 Patriots debut allowing six runs on seven hits in three innings of work.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Lancaster Barnstormers. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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