Sugar Land, Texas – Four unanswered runs over the final three innings of the ballgame led the Somerset Patriots (20-13) past the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-16) 6-3 in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Constellation Field. Somerset opened the scoring in the top of the first on an RBI groundout from Jerry Sands. A run-scoring Justin Pacchioli groundout in the top of the third doubled the Patriots lead to 2-0, but Sugar Land responded on a three-run Travis Scott home run (3) in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. The Patriots later rallied to take the lead on a fifth-inning RBI single from Alfredo Rodriguez and a sixth-inning RBI double from Bryan LaHair. “Honestly, I was just trying to battle,” said Rodriguez of his game-tying base hit. “As soon as I got to two strikes, I knew it was just me against the pitcher. I got a pitch that was up that I was able to do something with and it worked out.’ Sands topped off the scoring in the seventh with a two-run double, while Somerset’s bullpen finished off the game with three perfect innings of relief to earn its second-straight comeback victory. Alex Gouin (3-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Brett Marshall (4-2) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched. Ronnie Shaban (3) recorded the save with a perfect ninth. Game two between Somerset and Sugar Land begins at 7:05 CT (8:05 ET) from Constellation Field. Right-hander Jerome Williams (1-1, 4.09 ERA) toes the rubber for the Patriots against righty Michael Nix (2-4, 3.70 ERA) for the Skeeters. Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford, which includes the team’s 20th Anniversary, are on sale now. TD Bank Ballpark will be the host of the 2017 Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by RWJBarnabas Health and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey on Wednesday, July 12th. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com. About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population. For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com. Post Views: 1,100 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Somerset Patriots Latest 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 RodriguezBryan LaHairJerry SandsSomerset PatriotsSugar Land Skeeters 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 Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video) On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... For Mets, Now’s The Time to Start Winning Michael Conforto gets his own Topps NOW card. Get yours today!