Road Warriors Top Patriots 4-3 To Open Series

Bridgewater, NJ- The Road Warriors (2-14, 18-61) defeated the Somerset Patriots (14-4, 49-32) 4-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.

The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Craig Massey stole home.

The Road Warriors tied up the game on a run-scoring error in the top of the second inning before taking a 2-1 lead in the next inning on an RBI single by Edwin Gomez.

Alfredo Rodriguez’s RBI triple and a run-scoring wild pitch put Somerset up 3-2 in the bottom of the third inning.

The Road Warriors tied up the game again in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Edwin Gomez.

A bases loaded hit by pitch of Melvin Rodriguez in the top of the ninth inning gave the Road Warriors a 4-3 advantage, which would be the final.

Kelvin Villa (3-7) got the win with two scoreless innings pitched. Chase Huchingson (4-1) suffered the loss, allowing a run on two hits in an inning pitched. Jose Ortega earned his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Saturday, July 28th with a 7:05 pm game against the Road Warriors at TD Bank Ballpark. The game features a Post Game Fireworks Show presented by RWJBarnabas Health. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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