05/24/2017 12:52 AM
Sugar Land, Texas – Despite nearly three hours worth of rain delays Tuesday night, the Somerset Patriots (21-13) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-17) 5-3 to earn a three-game sweep at Constellation Field.
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The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Olmo Rosario RBI infield single. After the play, the game entered a 2:15 rain delay before resuming. Once back, Somerset doubled its lead to 2-0 in the second on a run-scoring drop-third strike.
Chris Grayson later came through with a two-run single in the third to increase the lead to 4-0 before another run came home in the fourth on a Rosario fielder’s choice.
Sugar Land responded with an Andy Wilkins (8) two-run home run in the fourth and a Wilkins RBI double in the sixth, but their comeback effort ended there.
The game also featured an additional 38-minute rain delay.
Jerome Williams (2-1) earned the complete-game win, yielding three runs on six hits over seven innings of work. Michael Nix (2-5) suffered loss after he allowed one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Somerset has the next two days off before they welcome in the Bridgeport Bluefish for a four-game series this weekend at TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch on Friday night is set for 7:05 p.m.
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.
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