Sports

Shutout Win Extends Patriots Liberty Division Lead to 4 Games

97a2dadc95a08790ccfa_6de2366d2507eedda4b7_911kralandguzman.jpg
Carlos Guzman celebrates at home plate with Robert Kral after Kral's 3-run homer in Sunday's 7-0 win over the New Britain Bees. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
97a2dadc95a08790ccfa_6de2366d2507eedda4b7_911kralandguzman.jpg

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (36-27, 74-59) shut out the New Britain Bees (32-31, 68-65) 7-0 yesterday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark to take the crucial three game series over their division rivals.

The Patriots are up by 4 games in the Liberty Division with 7 games left to play in Connecticut on their last road trip of the season. They will face off against the Bees and Bridgeport Bluefish, both tied for second in the division with identical 32-31 records. 

The Patriots jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run home run by Eric Farris (7).

Sign Up for E-News

Rob Kral powered Somerset to a 5-0 lead with a three-run home run (3) in the bottom of the second inning.

“I just kept on with the day-to-day process. I continued to work hard and work on my swing. Fortunately for me, things went my way today,” said Kral, who finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a home run, a triple, and three RBI.

The Patriots extended the lead with a run in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Vinny Zarrillo for a 6-0 advantage.

A Kyle Roller RBI groundout in the seventh inning made the score the 7-0 final.

Will Oliver (6-2) picked up the win with seven scoreless innings pitched. Nate Roe (5-2) suffered the loss, allowing five earned runs in two innings pitched.

The 2016 Somerset Patriots season will continue on the road for the remainder of the regular season. The next home game will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21 if the Somerset Patriots earn a playoff berth. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Flemington/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23, 12:00 PM

Hunterdon Central High School Commons, Flemington

Hunterdon Rotary Soup Cook Off

Food & Drink

Tue, February 27, 8:30 AM

Raritan Learning Cooperative, Flemington

Raritan Learning Cooperative Open House

Education

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

Thanks for 'Don't Miss Out' Campaign to Benefit Veterans

February 22, 2018

To the editor:

As a veteran, I want to thank our Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi, our Freeholder board, and specifically, our Freeholder Director Matt Holt, for the "Don’t Miss Out" campaign. This campaign is spreading the word about the veterans' $3,000 tax exemption on the state income tax and is greatly appreciated because it is for all veterans, regardless of their ...