Patriots Defeat Skeeters 8-5

811newsBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (19-12, 69-32) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (11-20, 47-54) 8-5 Tuesday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark.


In the bottom of the first inning the Patriots plated three runs to grab a 3-0 lead. First baseman Travis Scott committed an error that led to the initial run then catcher Adam Donachie roped a two RBI double.


The Skeeters plated a pair of runs in the top of the third inning cutting the deficit to 3-2. Designated hitter Daryle Ward pounded a RBI double and left fielder Johan Limonta hit into a RBI fielder’s choice.


Scott evened the score at 3-3 in the top of the fourth inning with a RBI single.


Somerset retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning as right fielder Michael Burgess blasted a home run (9) and designated hitter James Skelton looped a two RBI double.


Center fielder Denny Almonte hustled for an inside the park two run home run (8) to dwindle the Skeeters’ deficit to 6-5 in the top of the sixth inning.


Third baseman David Vidal spanked a two run home run (5) to make the score 8-5 in favor of Somerset in the bottom of the eighth inning.


Gus Schlosser earned the win (1-0) in his Somerset debut pitching a scoreless relief inning. Matt Wright suffered the loss (5-7) hurling 4.2 innings while allowing six runs. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 29th save.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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