Patriots Outlast Skeeters 9-6 In 11 Innings

sept03FINALSugar Land, TX – The Somerset Patriots (29-24, 79-44) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (23-30, 59-64) 9-6 in 11 innings Thursday evening at Constellation Field.


In the top of the second inning the Patriots plated four two out runs to grab a 4-0 advantage. Second baseman Nate Spears slapped a RBI single and shortstop Robert Andino drilled a two RBI double. Andino later scored on a wild pitch hurled by pitcher Josh Geer.


Sugar Land got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth inning as first baseman Travis Scott socked a RBI single cutting the deficit to 4-1.


The Patriots added a run in the top of the seventh inning as third baseman Greg Hopkins drew a bases loaded walk to increase the lead to 5-1.


The Skeeters cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the eighth inning as second baseman Renny Osuna clobbered a two RBI double making the score 5-3.


In the bottom of the ninth inning Sugar Land rallied to plate a pair of runs to even the contest at 5-5. Catcher Chris Wallace hit a RBI ground out and pinch hitter Denny Almonte poked a RBI double.


Somerset scored four times in the top of the 11th inning to take a 9-5 lead. First baseman Matt Fields ripped a two RBI double and third baseman Greg Hopkins roped a two RBI single.


Center fielder Jeff Dominguez blasted a home run (3) making the score 9-6 in the bottom of the 11th inning which would be the final score.


Daniel Sattler earned the win (7-2). Robbie Weinhardt (1-3) suffered the loss.


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 York Revolution on Tuesday, September 8th. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.


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