Skeeters Swarm Patriots 8-2

811recapBridgewater, NJ – The Sugar Land Skeeters (19-13, 57-44) won the rubber match against the Somerset Patriots (20-13, 67-36) by a final score of 8-2 Monday afternoon from TD Bank Ballpark.


In the bottom of the second inning shortstop Dominic Ramos committed a throwing error that led to a run as Somerset jumped in front 1-0.


The Skeeters took the lead in the top of the fourth inning as first baseman Nick Stavinoha and Ramos each sliced RBI singles to make the score 2-1.


Center fielder Brian Barton smacked a home run (5) in the top of the fifth inning to increase the Skeeters lead to 3-1.


The Patriots cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the fifth frame as third baseman Corey Smith blooped a RBI single making the score 3-2.


Sugar plated a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to up their advantage to 5-2. Second baseman Michael Rockett tallied a RBI sacrifice fly and another run crossed via a throwing error by shortstop Scott Kelly.


In the top of the ninth inning the Skeeters scored three times to increase their lead at 8-2. Left fielder Ryan Langerhans poked a RBI single while third baseman Chase Lambin pounded a two RBI single.


David Pauley (9-6) earned the win tossing five innings while allowing two runs. Matt Zielinski (8-6) sustained the loss hurling six frames while surrendering five runs.


The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Monday, August 18th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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