Six Run 5th Inning Leads Patriots To Shutout Win

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (11-2, 46-30) defeated the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (5-6, 31-43) 6-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Monday evening.

The Patriots broke open a scoreless game with six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Yovan Gonzalez got the scoring started with an RBI double and came home on a two-run single by Mike Fransoso. Craig Massey’s RBI single, Ramon Flores’ RBI double, and Alfredo Rodriguez’s RBI single put the Patriots up 6-0.

“We had that good inning and everybody got together,” said Gonzalez, who finished the game 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk. “Everybody was on the attack. We were saying it’s now your turn and we all started seeing the ball better and got real aggressive.”

Kyle Davies (4-4) picked up the win with six scoreless innings pitched. Paul Clements (1-6) suffered the loss, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings pitched.

The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home on Tuesday, July 24th with a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. The game features Italian-American Night. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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