Barnstormers Force A Decisive Game 5 On Late Grand Slam

92714Bridgewater, NJ – The Lancaster Barnstormers (2-2) rallied past the Somerset Patriots (2-2) 4-3 Saturday evening in Game Four of the Liberty Division Series from TD Bank Ballpark. The best-of-five series is now even at 2-2. Pinch hitter Yusuke Kajimoto’s grand slam in the top of the eighth inning stood to be the difference.


In the bottom of the first inning designated hitter Jake Fox recorded a RBI groundout as the Patriots grabbed a 1-0 lead.


The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the home half of the sixth inning to expand their lead to 3-0. Second baseman Jeff Dominguez tallied a RBI for the third straight game as his single scored first baseman Daryle Ward. Pinch hitter Aharon Eggleston hit a RBI sacrifice fly later in the inning.


Kajimoto had been 1-for-7 in the postseason and had just four homers in the regular season before be belted the pinch hit go ahead grand slam.


Pete Andrelczyl (1-0) earned the win in relief. Daniel Herrera (0-1) suffered the loss in relief. Jason Urquidez notched the save (2) pitching a scoreless final frame.


The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue at home for Game Five of the Liberty Division Series against the Lancaster Barnstormers on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 pm. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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