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Andino’s Walk Off Single Wins It For Somerset

51015newsBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (9-6) rallied to defeat the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-7) 2-1 Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots won the rubber match as shortstop Robert Andino spanked a walk-off RBI single to propel the Patriots to victory on Mother’s Day.

 

Bridgeport scored its lone run in the top of the ninth inning when right fielder James Skelton committed a fielding error allowing shortstop Ildemaro Vargas to score from first base making the contest 1-0.

 

Somerset plated a pair of runs in the home half of the ninth inning as third baseman Greg Hopkins laced a game tying RBI double then Andino recorded the game winning hit.

 

It was Somerset’s third walk-off win through its first 15 games and fifth win in its final at bat this season.

 

Kyler Newby (3-0) earned the win in relief. Tim Gustafson (0-1) suffered the loss and blew the save.

 

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue Tuesday, May 12th when the 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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