BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The New Britain Bees (36-33, 70-67) scored a run in each of the least three frames to power past the Somerset Patriots (26-40, 68-68) 5-4 on Friday night at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Bees began the scoring in the first when Jonathan Galvez singled in a run.

Then in the fourth, New Britain added an unearned run as Zach Collier hit an RBI single which scored Ozzie Martinez who reached on an error to start the inning.

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Will Kengor reached base to begin the bottom of the fourth and Edwin Espinal drove him in on a sacrifice fly to put Somerset on the scoreboard and to make it a 2-1 game.

The Patriots’ showed some power in the sixth inning. Kengor (15) led off the inning with a home run to tie the contest and later in the inning Jimmy Paredes launched his 13th home run of the season to put Somerset ahead 3-2.

The Bees tied it in the seventh on a Jared James RBI single. In the eighth, Rando Moreno drove in another run to extend the New Britain lead.

Michael Ohlman tied the contest with a two-out, RBI double down the left field line in the eighth inning.

The Bees would push across the go-ahead run in the ninth. Galvez drove in Jared James on a fielder’s choice groundout to give New Britain a 5-4 lead.

With the loss, the Patriots are eliminated from playoff contention.

Grant Black (1-1) earned the win after he allowed a run in the eighth inning.

Duane Below (2-2) was handed the loss after allowing the game-winning run to score in the ninth.

Jim Fuller (25) pitched a scoreless, hitless ninth inning on his way to the save.

The Patriots continue their home stand Saturday night against the New Britain Bees, with a fireworks show following the game. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit