Sports

Late Rally Not Enough As Patriots Fall To 'Stormers In Series-Opener

b8ae5765e1148474433f_KellySwinging630blog.jpg
b8ae5765e1148474433f_KellySwinging630blog.jpg

LANCASTER, PA - Three separate three-run innings lifted the Lancaster Barnstormers (37-30) to a 9-7 victory over the Somerset Patriots (41-27) in last night’s series-opener at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Lancaster took an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Two-out RBI base hits from Sean Halton, Garret Weber and Trayvon Robinson highlighted the inning. Somerset responded a half-inning later with back-to-back home runs from Yovan Gonzalez (3) and Carlos Guzman (2) to even the game at three.

The Barnstormers regained a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the third inning on a two-run home run from Sean Halton (15) and a two-out RBI single from Vladimir Frias. Lancaster increased its lead to 9-6 in the fourth on a Halton RBI triple and a Weber (9) two-run home run.

Sign Up for E-News

Somerset began its comeback effort with a three-run fifth inning, highlighted by an RBI double from Olmo Rosario and an RBI single from Gonzalez. The Patriots trimmed the deficit to 9-7 in the sixth when Christian Marrero drew a bases-loaded walk, but the rally ended there.

Kevin Munson (2-3) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Will Oliver (3-1) took the loss, yielding nine runs over four innings. Anthony Carter (15) struck out the side in the top of the ninth inning to earn the save.

The Patriots and Barnstormers continue their three-game set Saturday evening in Lancaster. Logan Darnell (3-2, 4.34 ERA) takes the mound for Somerset against Lancaster southpaw John Anderson (0-0, 4.21 ERA). First pitch at Clipper Magazine Stadium scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the 2017 Somerset Patriots Season, 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 on July 12. For more information, stop by the ballpark, call 908-252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

The Somerset Patriots and TAPinto Flemington are marketing partners.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Flemington/Raritan

Two Key Questions on Union Hotel Finances

May 21, 2018

To the editor:

I thought TAPinto readers might be interested in knowing a little about the agreement between the Flemington tax payers, as entered into by their government, and the appointed redeveloper of the central area of Flemington, including the Union Hotel.

The full analysis can be read on my website and the full agreement is on the borough’s website.

I reflect below on two ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Two Key Questions on Union Hotel Finances

May 21, 2018

To the editor:

I thought TAPinto readers might be interested in knowing a little about the agreement between the Flemington tax payers, as entered into by their government, and the appointed redeveloper of the central area of Flemington, including the Union Hotel.

The full analysis can be read on my website and the full agreement is on the borough’s website.

I reflect below on two ...

Flemington Subaru 'Shares the Love' with the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation Raising Money for Local Foundation

May 24, 2018

 FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington Subaru, proud member of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, announced the results of its 2017/2018 Subaru Share the Love Campaign which raised money for national charities as well as a designated “hometown charity.”

Tim Morley, General Manager of Flemington Subaru; Charlie Smith, General Manager of the Flemington Car & ...