Patriots Double Up Riversharks 8-4

aug13FINALCamden, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (20-13, 70-33) defeated the Camden Riversharks (12-21, 40-63) 8-4 Thursday evening at Campbell’s Field.


In the top of the first inning the Patriots plated five runs to grab a 5-0 lead. Right fielder Michael Burgess registered a RBI groundout, third baseman David Vidal cranked a two run home run (6) and center fielder Jose Garcia sprayed a two RBI single.


Left fielder Aharon Eggleston socked a home run (5) in the top of the second inning to expand Somerset’s lead to 6-0.


The Patriots plated two more runs in the top of the fourth inning as Burgess and shortstop each tallied RBI doubles to increase the lead to 8-0.


Camden got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning when third baseman Michael Rockett dribbled a RBI single making the score 8-1.


Reliever Gus Schlosser threw a wild pitch that led to a Riversharks run as the score became 8-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning.


The Riversharks plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to cut the deficit to 8-4. Designated hitter Eric Frain and second baseman Paddy Matera each roped RBI singles.


Mickey Storey earned the win (8-3) tossing six innings of one run baseball. Bill Murphy suffered the loss (3-13) hurling five innings while allowing eight runs on nine hits. Jon Hunton notched his league leading 30th saving recording the final two outs of the game.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Long Island Ducks on Monday, August 17th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.


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