Bridgewater, NJ- The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (38-28) defeated the Somerset Patriots (41-26) 6-4 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening. The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Alfredo Rodriguez. The Blue Crabs answered to claim the lead with a five-run fourth inning. The first run came home on a bases loaded walk to Cory Vaughn. Zach Cone and Luis Alen had RBI singles, while L.J. Hoes and Jose Lozada each had sacrifice flies to make the score 5-1. Somerset cut the lead to 5-4 with a three-run fifth inning. Rodriguez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in the first run. Olmo Rosario then plated two more on a double to make it a one run game. “Everybody’s a bunch of competitors on this team,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie about his team a day after clinching the Liberty Division First Half Championship. “We’re going to go out there and give it our best shot and try to come out on the right side each and every day.” Another sacrifice fly by Zach Wilson in the top of the ninth inning gave the Blue Crabs a 6-4 advantage. Gaby Hernandez (5-1) picked up the win, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and six strikeouts in eight innings pitched. Lucas Irvine (4-2) suffered the loss, allowing five earned runs on five hits in four innings pitched. Cody Eppley earned his 20th save of the season. The 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, July 7th when the team returns to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game Against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game includes Fireworks presented by Operation Shoebox New Jersey. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com. Post Views: 977The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsSomerset PatriotsLatest posts by Somerset Patriots (see all) Somerset Patriots Announce Added Programming On Radio Partner 1450 WCTC-AM - May 7, 2020 Somerset Patriots Bring Back All-Star RHP David Kubiak - April 7, 2020 Somerset Patriots Land Eight-Year Major Leaguer Vance Worley - March 27, 2020 Somerset Patriots Acquire Major League LHP Pat Dean - March 10, 2020 Related Topics2017 SeasonAlfredo RodriguezAtlantic LeagueBrett JodieGame RecapLucas IrvineOlmo RosarioSomerset PatriotsTD Bank Ballpark Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.More in Uncategorized You Know I’m Right, Episode 110: New York Giants’ Insider Paul Dottino (Audio/Video)On the 110th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Lochte, Dressel and Ledecky all Chasing Gold at 2021 Tokyo OlympicsThe 2021 Summer Olympic games are scheduled to take place from July 23 –...Poirier McGregor Trilogy Is a Hot Ticket but is the Donation Beef a Show?Before UFC 257, Conor McGregor predicted that he would win the fight, but more... Next Level Indoor Golf (Video)Want to golf but don’t belong to a country club? Interested in learning how... Brooklyn Nets News and Notes: Pre Free-Agency Edition Will The Knicks Take a Dive into the Deep Free-Agent Pool?