The Somerset Patriots (7-5) salvaged the final game of the three game midweek series by winning 7-1 against the Sugar Land Skeeters (8-6) Thursday evening from Constellation Field.
In the top of the first inning designated hitter Thomas Neal ripped a RBI single to give Somerset an early 1-0 advantage.
Left fielder Dustin Martin tallied the equalizer for Sugar Land in the bottom of the third inning as he hit a RBI sacrifice fly.
Somerset exploded for five runs in the top of the fifth inning to grab a 6-1 lead. First baseman David Vidal, catcher Adam Donachie and right fielder Chris Marrero each recorded RBI singles while shortstop Robert Andino crushed a two run home run (1).
Neal pounded a RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to up Somerset’s lead to 7-1.
Mickey Storey (2-0) earned the win tossing five innings of four hit, one run baseball. Dan Meadows (0-3) sustained the loss lasting 4.2 innings while surrendering six runs.
The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com.