Veterans Lead Patriots to the Win
Bridgewater, New Jersey - A six-run fifth inning led the Somerset Patriots (27-40, 69-68) to a 7-2 win over the New Britain Bees (36-34, 71-68) in front of 7,481 fans at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.
After a scoreless four frames, New Britain tallied a run in the fifth on a two-out RBI single from Jared James.
But the Patriots responded with a six-run bottom half of the inning. Jimmy Paredes started the inning with a double down the right field line and the next batter, Alfredo Rodriguez, drove in
Paredes with a double of his own.
Then with two outs, Mike Fransoso added a run with an RBI single. After a Yovan Gonzalez double, sixth-year Patriot Scott Kelly plated two with a single to left field. Will Kengor recorded an RBI infield single and would later score on a wild pitch to round out the Patriots scoring and to put them ahead 6-1.
Rando Moreno drove in a New Britain run in the eighth inning, but Rodriguez responded with an RBI groundout to make it a 7-2 score.
Liam O'Sullivan (7-9) dazzled pitching 6.1 innings and allowed just one run on six hits. The righty finishes the season with 13-straight starts of six innings or more and has thrown a quality start in 12 of those 13.
Devin Burke (3-7) was handed the loss after he pitched 4.2 innings allowing five runs.
The 2019 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford finishes tomorrow afternoon when the Patriots host the New Britain Bees at TD Bank Ballpark. The game is slated to start at 1:05 p.m. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
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