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7 Run 11th Inning Breaks Game Open For Patriots

sept04FINALSugar Land, TX – The Somerset Patriots (30-24, 80-44) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (23-31, 59-65) 11-4 in 11 innings Friday evening at Constellation Field.

 

In the top of the first inning first baseman Michael Burgess blasted a two run home run (13) to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.

 

Shortstop Nate Spears sprayed a two RBI single in the top of the second inning to expand the Patriots lead to 4-0.

 

The Skeeters got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning when second baseman Jeff Dominguez slugged a home run (4) to cut the deficit to 4-1.

 

Sugar Land received a two run home run from center fielder Denny Almonte (9) in the bottom of the fifth inning to make the score 4-3.

 

Dominguez completed the cycle in the bottom of the seventh inning with a game tying RBI triple to even contest at 4-4.

 

Somerset broke open the game with a seven spot in the top of the 11th inning to make the score 11-4 which would be the final. Second baseman Greg Hopkins sliced a RBI double. Catcher Adam Donachie belted a two RBI single. Spears tallied a RBI single and third baseman David Vidal added a three run home run (9).

 

Kyler Newby earned the win (8-4). Cory VanAllen suffered the loss (5-3).

 

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution on Tuesday, September 8th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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