Patriots Crush Revolution 17-4

maaay23FINALYork, PA – The Somerset Patriots (20-8) crushed the York Revolution (10-18) 17-4 Saturday evening from Santander Stadium. The Patriots established a season-high in runs and hits with 18.


In the top of the second inning Somerset scored three runs to grab a 3-0 lead. Second baseman Greg Hopkins blooped a RBI double, shortstop Robert Andino stroked a RBI single and an error by York third baseman Steve Proscia allowed another run to cross.


The Revolution scored a run in the bottom of the second inning on a throwing error committed by third baseman Chris Marrero to cut the deficit to 3-1.


The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the top of the third inning to expand their lead to 5-1. Right fielder Scott Cousins roped a RBI single and designated hitter Mat Gamel slugged a RBI double.


York responded with a RBI triple from center fielder Shannon Wilkerson to make the score 5-2 in the bottom of the third inning.


Gamel clubbed a grand slam (1) in the top of the fourth inning as the Patriots grabbed a 9-2 lead.


Somerset added three runs in the top of the seventh to as the lead increased to 12-2. Andino smacked a RBI double, center fielder Jonny Tucker hit a RBI groundout and Marrero sliced a RBI double.


The Patriots scored five more insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a commanding 17-2 advantage. Marrero and Andino each socked two RBI singles while Hopkins legged out a RBI infield single.


York plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to make the score 17-4 which would be the final. First baseman Andres Perez drew a bases loaded walk while left fielder Bryan Pounds recorded a RBI sacrifice fly.


Paul Smyth earned the win (2-0) throwing two innings of scoreless relief work. Corey Thurman suffered the loss (1-3) as he lasted two innings while surrendering five runs on seven hits.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Wednesday, May 27th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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