Skeeters Salvage Series Finale With 4-3 Win

812newsBridgewater, NJ – The Sugar Land Skeeters (12-20, 48-54) salvaged the series finale against the Somerset Patriots (19-13, 69-33) by winning 4-3 Wednesday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.


In the top of the first inning catcher Travis Scott slugged a home run (3) to give Sugar Land a 1-0 advantage.


The Patriots took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning as third baseman David Vidal and right fielder Michael Burgess each pounded RBI singles while another run crossed via a wild pitch hurled by Derek Blacksher.


Sugar Land cut the deficit in half at 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning as third baseman Patrick Palmeiro drilled a RBI single.


The Skeeters grabbed a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth inning thanks to a RBI double by right fielder Delwyn Young and a RBI single by designated hitter Chris Wallace.


Blacksher earned the win (5-3) tossing six innings while allowing three runs. R.J. Seidel suffered the loss (2-4) lasting five innings while surrendering four runs. Derrick Loop notched the four out save (11).


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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