Patriots Crush Blue Crabs 9-1

52614grBridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 9-1 at TD Bank Ballpark on Monday afternoon.

The Blue Crabs took a 1-0 lead on a solo home run by C.J. Ziegler (6) in the top of the fourth inning.

Somerset answered with a home run by Ty Wright (2) in the bottom of the frame to tie up the game 1-1.

The Patriots took the lead in the fifth inning on a single by Aharon Eggleston with an error on the play that plated a run and a second run on a double play for a 3-1 lead.

The Patriots added a run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Eddy Martinez-Esteve for a 4-1 advantage.

A Nate Spears RBI double scored another run for Somerset in the bottom of the seventh. Corey Smith then drove in Spears with an RBI double and a 6-1 lead.

Somerset extended the lead with three more runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Eggleston, a bases loaded walk by Jonny Tucker, and an RBI fielder’s choice by Spears for the 9-1 final.

Patriots starter Gary Moran (1-2) picked up a complete game win, allowing just one run on five hits and five strikeouts. Blue Crabs starter Gaby Hernandez (0-2) suffered the loss, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings pitched.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Monday, June 2nd when the Patriots return home to take on the York Revolution for a 7:05 pm game. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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