Hopkins’ Two Go Ahead Hits Leads To 8th Patriots Win

72515newsBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (12-5, 62-25) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (7-9, 49-37) 4-3 Saturday evening before a season high 8,164 fans at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots extended their winning streak to eight games.


In the top of the second inning center fielder Jamar Walton recorded a RBI ground out to give Southern Maryland a 1-0 advantage.


Catcher James Skelton recorded a RBI sacrifice fly to even the contest at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.


The Blue Crabs retook the lead in the top of the seventh inning as catcher Craig Maddox slugged a RBI double making the score 2-1.


The Patriots jumped in front via third baseman Greg Hopkins’ two run home run (8) making the score 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning.


First baseman Zach Wilson hammered a game tying home run (5) in the top of the eighth inning evening the score at 3-3.


Hopkins delivered again with a RBI single in the home half of the eighth inning as he made the score 4-3 which would be the final.


Andrew Carignan earned the win (2-2) in relief. Cody Eppley suffered the loss (2-3). Jon Hunton notched the save (23) pitching a scoreless final inning.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 5:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

Your Thoughts


Please Support Independent Journalism In Franklin Township!

No other media outlet covering Franklin Township brings you the depth of information presented by the Franklin Reporter & Advocate. Period. We are the only truly independent media serving the Eight Villages.

But we can only do that with your support. Please consider a yearly subscription to our online news site; at $37 a year, it’s one of the best investments you can make in our community.

To subscribe, please click here.

Other News From The Eight Villages …