Blue Crabs Come From Behind For 6-5 Win In 12 InningsAugust 25, 2009 - Atlantic League (AtL) Somerset Patriots
The Blue Crabs broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the twelfth inning. Second baseman Mike Just singled and scored on a two-run home run by third baseman Patrick Osborn (12) for the 6-4 lead.
Somerset rallied for a run in the bottom of the twelfth inning to cut the lead to the 6-5 final on three straight singles by catcher Travis Anderson, center fielder Mike Rodriguez, and left fielder Elliott Ayala.
Somerset took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning after first baseman Josh Pressley doubled and scored on an RBI single by designated hitter Matt Hagen for the 1-0 advantage.
The Patriots scored in the bottom of the fourth inning after second baseman Teuris Olivares doubled and scored on an RBI single by Anderson to make the score 2-0.
Somerset added to their lead in the bottom of the seventh inning after a solo homerun by right fielder Joe Burke (3) to make the score 3-0.
The Patriots scored in the bottom of the eighth inning after Olivares walked, advanced to third on an error, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Rodriguez for the 4-0 lead.
The Blue Crabs tied the game in the top of the ninth inning. Just walked, then first baseman Michael Tucker (3) hit a two run homerun, designated hitter Ken Harvey walked, center fielder Jeremy Owens walked, and both runners came around to score on an RBI double by left fielder Richard Giannotti to make the score 4-4.
Blue Crabs reliever Matt Schweitzer (5-0) picked up the win after 1.1 scoreless innings. Patriots reliever Kip Bouknight (4-7) suffered the loss after allowing two earned runs on four hits in 3.2 innings pitched. Paul Estrada earned his second save for the Blue Crabs.
The 2009 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue at home with a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Wednesday night. The first 1,500 Kids in attendance will receive Back to School Packs courtesy of Shanahan's. The game also includes a Post-Game Fireworks Show and performances by ZOOperstars! For tickets, stop by the Patriots Ticket Office located at the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
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