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5 Run First Inning Propels Patriots To 5-1 Win

913newsBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (35-27, 85-47) defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers (40-23, 68-65) 5-1 Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark in the rubber match of the series.


In the bottom of the first inning shortstop Robert Andino blasted a leadoff home run (4) and third baseman David Vidal cranked a grand slam (11) to give Somerset a 5-0 advantage.


Left fielder Zach Collier laced a RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to cut the deficit to 5-1.


Matt Zielinski earned the win (8-3) tossing six scoreless innings. Shunsuke Watanabe endured the loss (6-5) lasting seven innings while surrendering five runs.


The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until the Somerset Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for Game Three of the First Round Playoff Series on Friday, September 25th at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit

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