BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Sugar Land Skeeters (18-10) defeated the Somerset Patriots (16-10) 4-3 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening.

The Patriots took a 2-0 lead in bottom of the fifth inning on RBI singles by Will Kengor and Ramon Flores.

Then Somerset extended the lead to 3-0 when Flores struck again with an RBI base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning.

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David Kubiak pitched six scoreless innings for the Patriots, scattering six hits and striking out four in what would end up being a no decision.

The Skeeters rallied to take a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning on an RBI single by Cody Stanley and a three-run home run by Anthony Giansanti (2).

Matt Purke (1-0) picked up the win, allowing a run on two hits in 1.1 innings pitched. Mike Broadway (1-1) took the loss, allowing four runs -three earned- on three hits in an inning pitched. Felipe Paulino earned his ninth save of the season with a scoreless 1.2 innings pitched and three strikeouts.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season will continue on the road until Tuesday, June 4th when they return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. The game features Positive Coaches Night. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit