Patriots Take Opening Series Over Bees

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (2-1) defeated the New Britain Bees (1-2) 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark to take the opening series of the 2019 season.

Somerset took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Mike Fransoso.

Ramon Flores then plated their second run in the next inning on an RBI single to right field for a 2-0 advantage.

The Patriots would extend the lead on a two-run double by Mike Ohlman in the bottom of the sixth inning that put Somerset up 4-0.

“I’ve been seeing the ball well the last couple of days,” said Ohlman, who finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI. “I’ve been taking good pitches that are balls and being aggressive. He left a pitch up with two strikes and two outs and I took advantage of it.”

The Bees got their lone run in the top of the eighth inning on a solo home run by Bijan Rademacher (1) for the 4-1 final.

Duane Below (1-0) picked up the win with two scoreless innings pitched. Cory Riordan (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits in four innings of work. Mike Antonini earned his first save of his professional career with a scoreless ninth inning pitched.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 6:35 pm game against the High Point Rockers on Monday, April 29th at TD Bank Ballpark. The game includes the team’s first ever Sexual Assault Awareness Night with Tote Bags (1st 1,000 Adults) presented by SASS at Zufall Health. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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