Roller Provides the Polish for Kubiak's Gem

Kyle Roller's solo home run in the second inning provided all the Patriot's offense in Friday night's 1-0 victory over the Blue Crabs. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots (14-12, 56-40) shut out the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (11-16, 49-47) 1-0 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.

Kyle Roller provided the Patriots and starting pitcher David Kubiak (5-8) all the offense they needed with a solo home run (15) in the second inning.

Kubiak pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven batters to earn the win.

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“I made some pitches when I had to, but putting up seven zeroes, I would take that any day of the week,” said Kubiak. “My breaking ball has been good. That’s really what got me through tonight.”

Gaby Hernandez (8-2) suffered the loss, allowing an earned run on three hits and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched.

Ronnie Shaban closed out the game to earn his ninth save of the season.

The 2017 Somerset Patriots Season will continue at home on Saturday night with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. The game features a post-game fireworks show.  For tickets, visit

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